Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson recently sat down with MTV Hive to share some details from the upcoming album coming May 7th on Rhymesayers.
Check out a snippet below and head to MTVHive.com to read the rest...
Whatâ??s the story behind the album title, Hokey Fright?
Kimya Dawson: Itâ??s something Aesopâ??s grandma used to say. He told me about it and I thought it sounded awesome. I had never heard it before and we both thought it would be a great title.
Aesop Rock: She would say it instead of â??Holy Shit!â? It was her inoffensive exclamation. We searched it online and I asked my brothers if they had ever heard it elsewhere, but no dice. Maybe she made it up? I dunno.
Youâ??re calling this project the Uncluded. Did you come up with any other rejected names for the group?
Kimya Dawson: Initially we were Precious Bros and you will even hear us say that in a couple of songs, but we found out that there is a band called Precious Brothers. They are actually brothers with the last name Precious. Bummer. Then it took us well over a year to come up with a new name. We toyed with a bunch of ideas â?? Poltergasm, Willsmiths, Clap Clap NGOâ?¦ We asked for suggestions at shows and that was comical at best.
Aesop Rock: It was weird because Precious Bros was decided upon swiftly and we loved it. Then once we realized we couldnâ??t use it, I feel like we were throwing around band names forever. Ultimately I think the Uncluded fits us best, so I feel okay with it. Poltergasm is pretty good though.
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