Soundset '09 Countdown: 5 days


Well this is certainly making the week go by faster: Rhymesayers issued a press release yesterday afternoon announcing a new album by local duo Eyedea and Abilities, due out July 21. The album, titled By the Throat, will be their first in five years. If their set at the Rhymesayers Showcase at South by Southwest this year was any indication, the new album is going to be amazing; DJ Abilities laid down guitar-heavy beats while Eyedea rapped breathlessly about everything from personal struggle to science.

The duo will perform at this weekend's Soundset festival at Canterbury Park, but if that's too long of a wait you can watch this old video of them performing "Glass" from 2004's E&A: