With his heady Northwest sound, Oldominion/Sandpeople cohort IAME has established himself as a prolific solo artist and one of the region’s best kept secrets. Most recently, he has been branching out with his “one-man-band” side project dubbed Wool See, in which he handles all of the writing, production, instrumentation and vocals. Wool See was introduced in December of 2014 via the Winter Worn EP. Less than a year later, this ghost band had three additional releases under its belt (one for each season of the year).
The Wool Seasons set culminated with LifeAlert, a deeply personal LP that showcases IAME’s ever-evolving sonic range. A broken healthcare system and greed-fueled economy are skewered over the industrial clang of “Manufracture” while the glitched out piano loop, frenetic high hats and growling bassline of “Departures” set the tone the for lyrics about death and mourning – a prevalent theme throughout the album.
Wool See closed 2016 by remixing Lil Yachty’s “Minnesota” into the unconventional protest song “Cold Like North Dakota,” touching on the NoDAPL protests, police brutality, Flint, MI water crisis and more.
In September of 2017, Wool See announced its 4th full-length album Leaving / Left. The title was inspired by a recent cross country move from Portland, Oregon to a rural area in Northeastern Vermont. A limited edition of 20 hand-numbered cassettes will be available via art label Hello L.A. (pre-order here).
- Reached #3 on the CMJ hip hop charts with I Am My Enemy.
- Has shared stages with Wu-Tang Clan, E-40, Lyrics Born, Guru (Gangstarr), Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif, Jedi Mind Tricks, Fatlip, & Boot Camp Clik.
- Has toured nationally with Grayskul (Rhymesayers), Awol One and the Shape Shifters, & Luckyiam of Living Legends.
- Extensive catalogue featuring collaborations with Macklemore, Liv Warfield, The Grouch, & Sean Price.