Hymie's Basement

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Hymie's Basement
OriginOakland, California
Minneapolis, Minnesota
GenresAlternative hip hop, indie rock
Years active2002–present
LabelsLex Records
Associated actsJeremy Ylvisaker, Why?, Fog

Hymie's Basement is an American indie rock duo. It consists of Yoni Wolf and Andrew Broder of Fog. They released one album, Hymie's Basement, on Lex Records in 2003. The name Hymies Basement came from the album being recording in the basement of Hymies Record store in Minneapolis, Minnesota which Broder's wife co-owned at the time. [1]

Combining elements of rap, folk and indie rock, the duo created what has often been referred to[by whom?] as "a thinking man’s melodic hip hop record." Songs range from the happy pop like chorus of "21st Century Pop Song" and the minimal sadness of "Lightning Bolts and Man Hands."



  1. ^ Lett, Dan (June 29, 2004). "Hymie's Basement: Hymie's Basement". Pitchfork Media.

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