P.O.S. returns with Never Better, February 3rd on Rhymesayers. It's the follow-up to 2006's critically acclaimed Audition. The first single off the record "Goodbye" is available as a free download from Rhymesayers here:
and also available at iTunes.
Most of P.O.S’ new album was written in a moving car. On it, he raps at full-clip to ride rolling drums and revving distortion. There’s an urgency that he keeps in careful check, and then unleashes for spring-loaded verses that represent his best work. P.O.S built his reputation as an innovator, with an unlikely punk rock past and expressive, honest content. He re-earns the accolades with every release. His records capture his charisma—they’re driving and sincere, the dark moments counterbalanced by some giggling banter with the engineer. On Never Better, the new disc, he conjures get-away cars, racing chariots, the pursuit of sirens, and the occasional rueful nighttime drive.
P.O.S himself made more than half of the beats on Never Better, and the production bears his unmistakable signature. The album enters a room like bombshell with a black eye—badass, noisy, impossible to ignore. Feedback and relentless drum rolls are only occasionally tempered by sung choruses and clean, chiming guitar lines. Some critics will be eager to categorize the album as a hybrid—some kind of crossover project. But it’s probably not. P.O.S is a rapper with range, he’s a real musician and an unstoppable performer. For him, genres are as they ever were: permeable.
The packaging for P.O.S's new album Never Better is a one of a kind four panel transparent plastic Digipak that holds 16 solid and 6 Transparent inserts. The solid inserts have artwork on the front and lyrics/credits on the back. The Transparent inserts have artwork that when placed over the various solid cards, enhance and change the look of the art underneath, hundreds of combinations are possible. Look for P.O.S to embark on a headlining tour for the month of February and he will stay on the road through the summer, where he's confirmed for the entire Vans Warped Tour.
NEVER BETTER TOUR
with special Doomtree guests
MICTLAN + LAZERBEAK - HAND OVER FIST
Feb 05 - Missoula, MT @ The Badlander
Feb 06 - Seattle, WA @ Nectar
Feb 07 - Portland, OR Satyricon
Feb 09 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Feb 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Knitting Factory
Feb 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Clubhouse
Feb 13 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Feb 14 - Denver, CO @ Marquis
Feb 15 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Jr.
Feb 16 - Madison, WI @ High Noon
Feb 17 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
Feb 18 - Columbus, OH @ Skully's Music Diner
Feb 20 - Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
Feb 21 - New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Feb 22 - Boston, MA @ Harper's Ferry
Feb 23 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Feb 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Feb 26 - Champaign, IL @ Canopy
Feb 27 - Eau Claire, WI @ Stones Throw
Feb 28 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave.