by Andrew Frisicano


A new Madvillain track, "Papermill," is online to stream and download. The Madlib's wirey '70s cop chase sample and top-form wordplay from DOOM are both good signs that the pair is putting in some serious effort to follow-up 2004's Madvillainy. The label writes that the song will be on the new album, which is still a work in progress.

The song is online as part of the Adult Swim singles series, which has been distributing tracks weekly. Madvillian was the second song, and there's already one from Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Matt Sweeney. On the way is music from Black Lips, Freddie Gibbs, Killer Mike, High on Fire, Cults and Washed Out.

To measure just how long the new Madvillain is taking in Madlib-years (remember, he already put out his own part 2 of their debut), consider the fact that Stones Throw gave the beatmaker his own label imprint, Madlib Invazion, in early '10, and that's now in the process of releasing one Madlib CD a month for 12 months. The most recent edition, Madlib Medicine Show #5: History Of The Loop Digga, 1990-2000, collects "Madlib's previously unreleased, made-for-cassette 90s work" under the Loop Digga name (and comes with a comic book to boot).

Madlib's "OJ Simpson" collaborator Guilty Simpson recently released a track with Bumps, the beatmaking trio of Tortoise drummers John McEntire, John Herndon and Dan Bitney. You can get that above. The OJ Simpson album is out now on Stones Throw.

Tortoise kick off a tour in June that brings them to NYC for a June 23rd show at Le Poisson Rouge as part of the Care Fusion Jazz Festival. Tickets are still on sale.

All Tortoise dates and some classic Madvillain videos are below...

Madvillain - All Caps

Madvillain (MF Doom + Madlib) - Rhinestone Cowboy

MF DOOM - Madvillain - Accordion

Tortoise - 2010 Tour Dates
Mon 06/07/10 Venue Vancouver BC *
Tue 06/08/10 Neumos Seattle WA *
Wed 06/09/10 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR *
Fri 06/11/10 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA *
Sat 06/12/10 Troubadour Los Angeles CA *
Sun 06/13/10 Casbah San Diego CA *
Mon 06/21/10 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH ***
Tue 06/22/10 Bug Jar Rochester NY ***
Wed 06/23/10 LPR New York NY Care Fusion Jazz Festival , Aethereal Bace
Thu 06/24/10 Sonar Club Stage Baltimore MD Jason Urick
Fri 06/25/10 Frankie's Toledo OH ***
Sat 06/26/10 The Bishop Bloomington IN ***
Fri 09/03/10 Moe Down Herkimer NY
Sat 09/04/10 Kutshers Country Resort Monticello NY
Sun 09/05/10 Higher Ground South Burlington VT **
Mon 09/06/10 Iron Horse Northampton MA **
Tue 09/07/10 Paradise Boston MA **
Wed 09/08/10 World Cafe Philadelphia PA **
Thu 09/09/10 The National Richmond VA **
Fri 09/10/10 Orange Peel Asheville NC **
Sat 09/11/10 The Lincoln Theatre Raleigh NC Hopscotch Festival
Sun 09/12/10 Bijou Theatre Knoxville TN
Mon 09/13/10 Northside Tavern Cincinnati OH
* w/ Das Boton
** w/ Greg Davis & Ben Vida
*** w/ Brett Naucke

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