In need of some Audio Therapy? The earthStonez will see you now. The Los Angeles and Las Vegas-based underground collective of female hip-hop musicians, have finally released their anticipated full-length album. The multiracial group, which once rolled six deep but has since reconfigured to four core members - Fawksie 1, Youthinazia, Asa Lianess, and T.I.W.A.E.I.S. - offered the following update to its faithful followers on Facebook:
IN HONOR OF THE 5th ANNUAL DIVINE FELINE EVENT, OUR FANS, AND THE 16th ANNUAL NATIONAL DAY of PROTEST TO STOP POLICE BRUTALITY, REPRESSION, AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF A GENERATION, EARTHSTONEZ IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE "AUDIO THERAPY". DOWNLOAD FREE TILL THE END OF OCTOBER!
Translation: you have from now until Halloween
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off the group's bandcamp site without spending a penny! "It took a lot of time," laughs Fawksie 1 reflecting on the process.Audio Therapy
, officially released on October 22nd, proves to have been definitely worth the wait. Re-mastered tracks that honor the work of the former members in addition to all new songs anchor the effort. Skillfull rapping, singing, turntablism, dope beats and well-crafted interludes are all on full display. From the onset, the title track, 'Resisters' and 'Fox Camouflage' set a powerful tone for the album whose spiritual and political rhymes define the message throughout.
Fawksie 1 notes that a Las Vegas album release show is in the works as well as another date in Berkeley. Hopefully, Audio Therapy will see its way to OC.