Doomtree

Doomtree started as a mess of friends in Minneapolis, fooling around after school, trying to make music without reading the manual. The group had varied tastes—rap, punk, indie rock, pop—so the music they made together often bore the toolmarks of several styles. When they had enough songs, they booked some shows. They made friends with the dudes at Kinkos to print up flyers. They burned some CDs to sell. The shows got bigger.

Of necessity, Doomtree’s seven members (Cecil Otter, Dessa, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, P.O.S, Paper Tiger, and Sims) figured out how to run a small business. Lazerbeak’s garage became the merchandise warehouse; P.O.S’ mom’s basement became the webstore. A decade and fifty releases later, it’s all properly official—Doomtree is now a real, live label with international distribution—but not that much has changed. Doomtree still partners with people who aren’t jerks. If members can’t find something they need, they make it themselves. Although each member has a career as a solo artist, every so often the whole crew convenes to make a collaborative record as a group.

The most recent Doomtree record is called All Hands (2015). The title nods to the nautical rally cry, “All hands on deck,” and the album stands as the most collaborative and cohesive project the crew has yet produced. New Noise Magazine called the record, “their most immediately catchy work yet…easily a career high.” After an interview at this year’s SXSW, Fast Company Magazine wrote, “their beats are fiercely contemporary, and the five rappers…are ferocious wordsmiths with forward-thinking rhymes.” It was made by old friends who’ve tuned their craft, both together and individually, for over a decade. And it shows. Both the catchiest and densest album in the group’s catalog, All Hands adeptly walks a tightrope of immediately memorable hooks and in-depth lyricism that rewards repeated listens. The result is equally worthy of up-to-11 trunk-rattling drives as it is late-night headphone sessions.

Upcoming Shows


Jan
9
th
Palace Theatre
Jan
9
th
Palace Theatre
postponed

Doomtree

Jan
8
th
First Avenue
Jan
8
th
First Avenue
postponed

Doomtree

Past Shows


Nov
22
nd
2017
Palace Theatre
Nov
22
nd
2017
Palace Theatre

Doomtree

with Bruise Violet, MAKR, Sophia Eris and more!
Feb
25
th
2015
Mainroom
Feb
25
th
2015
Mainroom

Doomtree

with TAGGART AND ROSEWOOD and Metasota
Jan
29
th
2015
The Sports Garden
Jan
29
th
2015
The Sports Garden

Doomtree

with Sean Anonymous and deM atlaS
Dec
13
th
2014
Mainroom
Dec
13
th
2014
Mainroom
Dec
12
th
2014
Mainroom
Dec
12
th
2014
Mainroom
Dec
11
th
2014
Mainroom
Dec
11
th
2014
Mainroom
Dec
9
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club
Dec
9
th
2014
Triple Rock Social Club
Dec
8
th
2014
icehouse MPLS
Dec
8
th
2014
icehouse MPLS
Dec
7
th
2014
The Depot Tavern
Dec
7
th
2014
The Depot Tavern
Dec
6
th
2014
Turf Club
Dec
6
th
2014
Turf Club
Jun
28
th
2014
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES
Jun
28
th
2014
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES

Trampled by Turtles

with Doomtree, Low and Haley
Dec
15
th
2013
Mainroom
Dec
15
th
2013
Mainroom
Dec
14
th
2013
Mainroom
Dec
14
th
2013
Mainroom
Dec
13
th
2013
Mainroom
Dec
13
th
2013
Mainroom
Aug
11
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater
Aug
11
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater

SUMMER SET Music & Camping Festival

with Passion Pit, Girl Talk, BIG GIGANTIC and more!
Aug
10
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater
Aug
10
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater

SUMMER SET Music & Camping Festival

with Passion Pit, Girl Talk, BIG GIGANTIC and more!
Aug
9
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater
Aug
9
th
2013
Somerset Amphitheater

SUMMER SET Music & Camping Festival

with Passion Pit, Girl Talk, BIG GIGANTIC and more!
Dec
16
th
2012
Mainroom
Dec
16
th
2012
Mainroom
Dec
15
th
2012
Mainroom
Dec
15
th
2012
Mainroom
Dec
14
th
2012
Mainroom
Dec
14
th
2012
Mainroom
Mar
16
th
2012
Swan Dive
Dec
10
th
2011
7th St Entry
Dec
10
th
2011
7th St Entry

Doomtree

with The Hood Internet
Dec
10
th
2011
Mainroom
Dec
10
th
2011
Mainroom
Dec
9
th
2011
Mainroom
Dec
9
th
2011
Mainroom
Mar
6
th
2011
First Avenue
Mar
6
th
2011
First Avenue

GAYNGS

with Doomtree, Solid Gold, Megafaun and more!
Dec
12
th
2010
Mainroom
Dec
12
th
2010
Mainroom
Dec
11
th
2010
7th St Entry
Dec
11
th
2010
7th St Entry
Dec
11
th
2010
Mainroom
Dec
11
th
2010
Mainroom
Dec
10
th
2010
Mainroom
Dec
10
th
2010
Mainroom

More Shows

May
23
rd
The Fitzgerald Theater

Welcome to Night Vale

Mar
22
nd
7th St Entry

Peter Bradley Adams

Dec
10
th
NoonChorus

Mountain Man

May
11
th
First Avenue