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Tag Archives: Sole & the Skyrider Band
Apologies for not posting for so long. Yes, an actual human writes and posts this information. Here’s an item that should have went up two weeks ago — another run by Anticon co-founder Sole & the Skyrider Band. They’ll be … Continue reading
Tomorrow, October 13, Anticon icon Sole drops his second album with the Skyrider Band, Plastique. Unlike previous efforts, which all came out via Anticon, this one arrives courtesy of Fake Four Inc. To promote Plastique, Sole is embarking on a … Continue reading
Here’s a clip for the Battlefields EP, which you can download for free. Directed by Ravi Zupa, it features lots of paramilitary imagery and puppets. Interpret what you will. Also, Sole has a new album, Plastique, out next week on … Continue reading
On February 3, Sole & the Skyrider Band will release a remix album for 2007’s self-titled debut on Sole’s Black Canyon imprint. It includes remixes from Anticon associates Telephone Jim Jesus, Son Lux, Dosh and Odd Nosdam as well as … Continue reading
For the next two months, you can find Tim “Sole” Holland and his Skyrider Band on the Red Carpet Tour. It’s just for kicks, although there’s a remix album of the band’s self-titled album coming shortly. Here’s the word from … Continue reading
It might seem crazy now, but way back in 1999 Anticon Records was the Animal Collective of the indie world. Nerdy backpackers studied the label’s output like paint studies a wall. And none of the sprawling crew generated as much controversy as Tim "Sole" Holland. He took on Company Flow in a classic war on wax, issued the brilliantly bitter Selling Live Water, and became the prototypical angry white "emo" rapper (alongside Slug, of course), paving the way for dozens of others to follow.
Today, whenever I mention the word Anticon to people, they kinda turn up their nose, like, "Ugh! That’s so over." (And then they go back to studying their Lil Wayne mixtapes.) But Sole’s career isn’t done by a longshot. Last year he formed a new ensemble, the Skyrider Band, and the crew issued a self-titled album. He also issued an instrumental album as Mansbestfriend, Poly.sci.187.
In January, he’s confronting his skeptics with a two month tour, and he’s taking the Skyrider Band with him. Guests include Anticon associate Telephone Jim Jesus and, on select dates, Washington, D.C. rockers the Apes. He also dropped a new video for the track "Stupid Things Implode on Themselves." Directed by Ravi Zupa, it finds a group of people wandering around the Arizona desert. Good stuff.
The tour schedule and the video is posted below.