anticon. hiphop mavericks Themselves (Doseone and Jel) are making a mixtape of their new album, theFREEhoudini, available for free downloading over the next 90 days (haven't heard it yet; mine is still dl'ing). The 39-minute recording includes cameos by indie-hop allstars such as Buck 65, Aesop Rock, Busdriver, Lionesque, Slug of Atmosphere, D-Styles, DJ Baku, Pedestrian, Sole, Serengeti, and Yoni Wolf and Odd Nosdam as cLOUDDEAD (the last named also mixed the entire thing). "theFREEhoudini serves as Doseone and Jel's return, posse record that never was, and contribution to the mixtape medium circuit so tied to hip hop's history," reads the press release.

Themselves are touring in March and April, but no Seattle date has been nailed down, although Chop Suey promoter Matt Moroni has expressed serious interest in booking the duo. Stay tuned for any developments. Themselves are playing SXSW and Coachella, if you happen to be attending those fests.