Tag Archives: Shabazz Palaces

Wednesday Music News

Seattle’s own Shabazz Palaces recently released two new albums, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines via Sub Pop. The single “Shine A Light” featuring Thaddillac has gotten the video treatment from director Neil Ferron and it’s a little eerie. According to a press release, the black & white clip “tells the story of a half-human/half-goatRead more…

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In Stores Now 7/17

Last Friday saw the release of not one, but two albums from local duo Shabazz Palaces. KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star “an impressive set of adventurous hip hop combining an ominous, shape-shifting sound with often heavily processed and reverbed vocals and dystopian lyrics.” He notes Quazarz vs TheRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Arcade Fire released a brand new single called “Electric Blue” this morning off their forthcoming highly anticipated (and highly promoted) new album Everything Now and then minutes later revealed a video for the single. Directed by Cousin Club, the video focuses on AF’s Régine Chassagne strutting through the streets of New Orleans at the endRead more…

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Midnight In A Perfect World: Nite Jewel

Los Angeles artist Ramona Gonzalez launched her Nite Jewel project back in 2008, unveiling a magnetic fusion of dreamy synth-pop, ethereal R&B, woozy funk, and hazy disco on early hotly-tipped releases for Italians Do It Better as well we her own label, Gloriette Records. A prolific artist and active collaborator, Nite Jewel recently released herRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

Local hip-hop heroes Shabazz Palaces have been slowly rolling out single after single from their two forthcoming albums Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines for the past couple of months. So far they’ve shared “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac),” “Since C.A.Y.A.” (which features Thundercat), and “When Cats Claw,” from Born on aRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

It’s an understatement to say that Björk doesn’t follow the rules. Nearly two and half years after the release of Vulnicura, she’s continuing to release videos for songs off the album. Not only that, but they’re videos for songs that she’s already released videos for! (When you’re one of the most recognizable names in music, youRead more…

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Music That Matters: Betwixt The Shire

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists. Currently you’ll hear: Music That Matters, Vol. 567 – Betwixt The Shire Cheryl Waters’ latest mix isn’tRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

Local art-rap heroes Shabazz Palaces have released a new single with producer Thundercat called “Since C.A.Y.A.” which will be on their forthcoming release Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star. It’s one of the two brand-new albums the group is planning on releasing on the same day this summer, the other being Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines. They’ll bothRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017: Our Scene Can Be Your Life

“Seattle owns the future and they don’t know it,” composer Ron Jones tells a crowd at WaMu Theater during the second day keynote of the Upstream Music Fest + Summit. There’s a bite to his words, feeling like equal parts admiration and condemnation. A native to the Northwest who relocated to Los Angeles, he went outRead more…

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Upstream Music Fest + Summit, Day 1: Porter Ray

15 minutes before Seattle hip hop artist Porter Ray‘s set at the KEXP Occidental Park Stage on Thursday night, things weren’t looking good. It had begun to rain and the only people around were the sound guys, who were still trying to figure out what kind of music Ray played, sitting safely beneath a tent 50Read more…

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