K Records goes hip-hop

By weeklyvolcano on February 27, 2008


Olympia emcee Eprhyme will celebrate the debut of his new single this Saturday, March 1 at The  Clipper.

Eprhyme228 One half of Olympia hip-hop heavies Saints of Everyday Failures, Eprhyme will offer a taste of his soon-to-debut solo album Waywordwonderwill with the release of a 7-inch. vinyl single, “Punklezmerap,” on Olympia’s legendary K Records. “Punklezmerap” is a rapid-fire, dizzying exploration of the Eprhyme’s fractal identity â€" a narrative journey into a world where Judaism, punk rock, Charlie Parker, hip-hop and esoteric texts merge to produce a new kind of artist. “Punklezmerap” marks K Records’ first foray into hip-hop in nearly a decade and will be issued as part of its revered International Pop Underground series.

Joining a roster of legends such as Teenage Fanclub, Built to Spill and Modest Mouse, Eprhyme arrives at the indie watering hole like a lion.

[The Clipper, Eprhyme, Smoke of Oldominion, AKA, Saints of Everyday Failures, Tha Goonie and DJ Sweet Elite, Saturday, March 1, 9 p.m., $5, 402 E. Fourth Ave., Olympia, 360.943.6300]