Busdriver Premieres “Motion Lines” Video

Busdriver Premieres "Motion Lines" Video, from his latest album 'Perfect Hair'
Busdriver Premieres "Motion Lines" Video, from his latest album 'Perfect Hair'

What would Gravity’s Rainbow sound like as a rap album? Here is an album which, if we may, reminds the listener of their whispered allegiances to fundamental realities. The brushstrokes are delicate, stabbing, pointed. The overwhelming crescendo they whirl towards may be one of bitterness, and rightfully so. There is also lightness. A black man is giggling and pointing at you. It may have everything and nothing to do with rap and one’s place in it. Humiliation, no longer a threat—but a reality, has been exhausted. Perfect Hair is what remains.

The album vibrates, oscillating between journalistic extremes du jour, occupying a space few have let rap extend to. It is neither cheerful nor depressing, beyond those qualifiers. The rapper, having moved past the limited authority of rejection or ostracization, has arrived at a truth.

A Whole Crew of characters weave their way across the shifting stage. Aesop Rock, Danny Brown, Open Mike Eagle and Pegasus Warning all spit directly earwards.

10/16/14 – Washington, D.C. @ U Street Music Hall  *@#
10/17/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s Lounge  *@#
10/18/14 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge  *
10/19/14 – Boston, MA @ Church of Boston *@#
10/20/14 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase Lounge  *@#
10/22/14 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room  *@#
10/23/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club  *@#
10/24/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern  *
10/25/14 – Cincinnati, OH @ Thompson House (Parlor) Tickets*
10/26/14 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern  *
10/28/14 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi *@#
10/29/14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo  *@#
10/30/14 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar Tickets *
10/31/14 – Denver, Co @ Lost Lake Lounge  *
11/1/14   – Salt Lake CIty, UT @ The Shred Shed *
11/2/14  –  Las Vegas, NV  @ The Bunkhouse *
11/15/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Sister Crayon and milo
11/16/14  – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Sister Crayon and milo
11/18/14  – Eugene, OR  @ The Wow Hall*
11/20/14 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fur opening for Deerhoof
11/21/14 – Seattle, WA  @ Neumo’s  opening for Deerhoof
11/22/14 –  Vancouver, BC  @ Fortune opening for Deerhoof
11/23/14  –  Spokane, WA @ Barlett*
11/25/14  –  Sacramento, CA  @ Harlows*
11/29/14  –  Dallas, TX  @ Southside Hall
@# with clippng
* with milo

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