Kevin Abstract

Kevin Abstract is a Texas based hip-hop polymath as much at home kicking a sharp sixteen as laying down an heartfelt hook, and his 2014 mixtape MTV1987 is one of the best rap releases you may not have heard. Kevin's finally readying a new project, titled They Shoot Horses and scheduled for release in early 2016 and the first offering has just appeared in the form of "Echo," a song about wrecking your life because you miss someone.

Abstract lists all the bad habits he's toying with after a breakup (or a death?) over producer Romil's slow-burning boom bap construction, which opens deceptively quietly but builds to an orchestral climax as the song draws to a close. The video stars Abstract as a motorcyclist milling around eerily vacant public areas without his bike, a possible metaphor for trying to carry on with your life with a fundamental piece missing. [Noisey]

Past Shows


May
28
th
2016
Mainroom
May
28
th
2016
Mainroom

Soundset Official Before Party

with Grieves, deM atlaS, DJ Abilities and more!

More Shows

May
14
th
First Avenue
Sold Out

An Evening with
They Might Be Giants

Dec
15
th
Fine Line
canceled

the Birthday Massacre

with Julien-K and Plague of Stars
Jan
8
th
First Avenue
Sold Out

Doomtree

Jul
27
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Killer Queen