The Minnesotan collective Doomtree recently made their first trip to Europe, playing several live dates including support to Yelawolf. To follow up this visit across the pond, they have released single ‘Bangarang’ as a free download. The guys say of the track “We wrote and demoed most of the album (No Kings) over a five day period out at a cabin in the middle of nowhere, and ‘Bangarang’ was one of the last songs we ended up making out there. Mike’s chorus really set the tone for the whole reflective “decade in our lane” subject matter.”
The accompanying music video features a guest turn from the inimitable Har Mar Superstar as he takes a turn on karaoke along with the crew. Doomtree recall its production as being a lot of fun – “We were in New York for a few days during the CMJ music conference last year, and we knew it would be one of the only times schedule wise to get all 7 of us in the same room before the album dropped (in the US). Our long time friend and video collaborator Isaac Gale had the idea to throw a little party in a karaoke room and get our homie Har Mar Superstar to memorize ‘Bangarang’ and run around lip syncing like a maniac. Watching everybody bust out some their dance moves in front of the green screen was the best.”
Doomtree are known for their explosive live shows, their ferociously DIY ethic, and their blatant disregard for the conventions of their genre. All seven members of Doomtree have built solo careers as rappers, producers, or DJs. (Roster cheat sheet: P.O.S, Dessa, Sims, Cecil Otter, Mike Mictlan, Lazerbeak, Paper Tiger.) The collective has a well-earned reputation for aggressive, innovative production that spans genre and era—borrowing from punk, classical, obscure rock, experimental, and foreign styles. Banger[ang]s and mash[ups].