“Garfield” (Video) (Prefix Premiere)

    Indie rap stalwarts Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, and DJ Big Wiz made a memorable entrance  as Hail Mary Mallon two years ago with the release of the apocalyptic video for their debut single, “D-Up.” But after that track appeared on Definitive Jux’s IV compilation, news of a proper Hail Mary Mallon project came at a random, somewhat slow pace. Then earlier this year, they announced that the trio’s proper debut, Are You Gonna Eat That?, would drop sooner than later through a typically goofy video.

     

    It turned that sooner actually meant less than a month because the album dropped digitally last Tuesday. And here the guys are pushing their second single, “Garfield,” with a set of stark, suspenseful visuals. As the video unfolds, it’s easy to get lost in Sonic and Rock’s back-and-forth campfire story amidst “drums from Thor’s hammer.” In other words, yeah, it might take a few views to fully grasp everything here.

     

    Are You Gonna Eat That? is out now digitally while physical copies drop June 7. View Aesop Rock’s tour dates with Kimya Dawson below. Sonic and Big Wiz are performing, too, and will join Aes for some Hail Mary Mallon joints.

     

    05.10 Princeton, NJ: Terrace Club

    05.11 Boston, MA: Middle East

    05.13 Washington DC: Rock N Roll Hotel

    05.14 New York, NY: Bowery Ballroom

    05.16 Pittsburgh, PA: Altar

    05.17 Columbus, OH: Outland

    05.19 Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall

    05.20 Madison, WI: High Noon Saloon

    05.21 Minneapolis, MN: Triple Rock Social Club

    06.10 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom

    06.11 Seattle, WA: Neumo’s

    06.14 San Francisco, CA: The Independent

    06.15 San Luis Obispo, CA: SLO Brewing Company

    06.17 West Hollywood, CA: The Troubadour

    06.18 San Diego, CA: The Casbah