December 13 2008
Doomtree member and founder and Rhymesayer artist P.O.S. has a new album coming out on February 3rd on Rhymesayers. We have been playing the Doomtree song "Dots and Dashes" feat. P.O.S and Dessa here on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee. Check out the new song "Goodbye" and let me know what you think. P.O.S - Goodbye from his forthcoming album "Never Better" (download) [audio=2] He will be going on tour to support "Never Better" here are the tour dates.
Feb 05 - Missoula, MT @ The Badlander Feb 06 - Seattle, WA @ Nectar Feb 07 - Portland, OR Satyricon Feb 09 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill Feb 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory Feb 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse Feb 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court Feb 14 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Feb 15 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr. Feb 16 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Feb 17 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Feb 18 - Columbus, OH @ Skully's Music Diner Feb 20 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel Feb 21 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge Feb 22 - Boston, MA @ Harper's Ferry Feb 23 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Feb 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop Feb 26 - Champaign, IL @ Canopy Feb 27 - Eau Claire, WI @ Stones Throw Feb 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Most of P.O.S’ recent album was written in a moving car. On it, he raps at full-clip to ride rolling drums and revving distortion. There’s an urgency that he keeps in careful check, and then unleashes for spring-loaded verses that represent his best work. P.O.S built his reputation as an innovator, with an unlikely punk rock past and expressive, honest content. He re-earns the accolades with every release. His records capture his charisma—they’re driving and sincere, the dark moments counterbalanced by some giggling banter with the engineer. On Never Better, the new disc, he conjures get-away cars, racing chariots, the pursuit of sirens, and the occasional rueful nighttime drive.... P.O.S himself made more than half of the beats on Never Better, and the production bears his unmistakable signature. The album enters a room like bombshell with a black eye—badass, noisy, impossible to ignore. Feedback and relentless drum rolls are only occasionally tempered by sung choruses and clean, chiming guitar lines. Some critics will be eager to categorize the album as a hybrid—some kind of crossover project. But it’s probably not. P.O.S is a rapper with range, he’s a real musician and an unstoppable performer. For him, genres are as they ever were: permeable.