Doomtree perform before a live audience in MPR's Forum

Doomtree perform before a live audience in the Forum at 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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  • Doomtree - Gray Duck (Live on 89.3 The Current) 04:07
  • Doomtree - Low Light, Low Life (Live on 89.3 The Current) 03:36
  • Doomtree - The Bends (Live on 89.3 The Current) 04:04
  • Doomtree - Bolt Cutter (Live on 89.3 The Current) 04:35

Minnesota's own Doomtree visited MPR to put on an intimate and exclusive live performance, hosted by Mary Lucia. It was a vital part of their #LastBlowoutEver. "Every year, we want to outdo everything we've done," Sims says.

The interview portions were relaxed and full of fun and laughs, and the music performances were loaded with all the energy and passion fans expect from Doomtree.

Pulling back the curtain, the members of Doomtree even break down the creation of the song, "Gray Duck"; they play a handful of early stems and recount their experience in a cabin on a lake where they finished the song, which, at various times in its development, had such names as "Cheesy Crusty" and even "Christian Slater".

Watch video and listen to audio of the performance, hosted by Mary Lucia.

Songs Performed


"Gray Duck"
"Low Light, Low Life"
"The Bends"
"Bolt Cutter"
First and third songs are from the Doomtree album, All Hands, which releases Jan. 27, 2015. "Low Light, Low Life" is from P.O.S's 2009 album, Never Better, released on Rhymesayers. "Bolt Cutter" is from the 2011 Doomtree album, No Kings.

Hosted by Mary Lucia
Produced by Derrick Stevens
Engineered by Erik Stromstad and Corey Schreppel

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    Mike Mictlan of Doomtree (NATE RYAN)
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    Dessa of Doomtree (NATE RYAN)
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    P.O.S. of Doomtree (NATE RYAN)
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    Sims of Doomtree (NATE RYAN)
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    Paper Tiger of Doomtree (NATE RYAN)
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    Doomtree - No Kings (NATE RYAN)
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    Doomtree (NATHANIEL SCHMIDT)
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    Paper Tiger of Doomtree (NATHANIEL SCHMIDT)
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    Sims and Lazerbeak of Doomtree (NATHANIEL SCHMIDT)
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    Doomtree (NATHANIEL SCHMIDT)
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    Doomtree (NATHANIEL SCHMIDT)
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    Mike Mictlan of Doomtree (NATHANIEL SCHMIDT)

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