Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson, together again

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Just in, via press release:

“Indie-rap surrealist Aesop Rock has announced tour dates with Olympia based singer/songwriter Kimya Dawson. ‘A Night with Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson’ will feature a solo acoustic set by Kimya Dawson and a full set from Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz, who will perform both Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic solo material as well as new music. Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson are currently collaborating and will also join each other on stage to perform their new material throughout the night.

“Aesop and Kimya’s first performance together was a free in store at artist Alex Pardee’s Zero Friends pop up shop in Los Angeles January 29, 2011. Their second show was a February 25, 2011—a sold out Noise Pop show at Great American Music Hall. Artists Jeremy Fish and Alex Paree designed the stage, assembling two 15-foot walls of hand painted boxes. The artists, along with Aesop, Kimya, Rob and Wiz, threw all of the boxes to the fans at the end of the show.”

The tour concludes with a stop at the Triple Rock Social Club on May 21—but it won’t be the first time the two have shared a stage in Minneapolis. They were both among the favorite artists of the late Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen, and Aesop Rock joined Dawson onstage for a song at First Avenue during the tribute to Eyedea’s life in November 2010.