This weekend Dessa will embark on her first headlining tour alongside Doomtree brethren Sims and Lazerbeak. Coming off of her wildly-successful full-length debut A Badly Broken Code, the emcee/singer/writer/teacher has enlisted the help of a backing band to expand upon what is already one of the most innovative sounds coming out of the Midwest. It’s been another strong year for the Doomtree collective, highlighted by Dessa’s aforementioned record, Sims’ sophomore effort Bad Time Zoo and Lazerbeak’s genre-bending Legend Recognize Legend. The 21-date Into The Spin Tour, an inspired showcase of DIY indie rap, hits the ground running this Saturday in Sioux Falls.
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While the thematic anchor of the finite nature of existence serves the record well, Sims is wise to include diversions in the form of “Radio Opaque” and “One Dimensional Man” and deserves mucho props for the Charlie Day reference on “Good Times.” Six years after the release of his critically-acclaimed Lights Out Paris, Sims is continuing the legacy of life-affirming indie rap emerging from the Twin Cities.