Tag Archives: Shabazz Palaces

Album Review: Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty

There’s only one thing that’s remained constant on the weird, mystical journey of Seattle experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces: progressive thinking. Everything else is up for grabs. Where their debut EPs were bombastic and shocking in their odd use of sampling and jazz rhythms in a bass-heavy hip-hop style, they switched it all up forRead more...

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Monday Music News

No spoilers, but you’ll probably never guess what happens at the end of this new Spoon video. Check out the clip for the track “Do You” below, directed by Hiro Murai (who’s done similarly-weird videos for Earl Sweatshirt, St. Vincent, Cults). The new album, They Want My Soul, comes out August 5th via Loma Vista.Read more...

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Monday Music News

He doesn’t need anyone... except his sound guy. Watch the latest video from Hamilton Leithauser below for the track “I Don’t Need Anyone” from his debut solo album, Black Hours. Leithauser leads his life — getting a haircut, going to a museum, etc. — accompanied by Christopher Colbert, the band’s actual sound guy, the onlyRead more...

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Monday Music News

We’ve got a new Shabazz Palaces track to share today, with, quite possibly, one of the best song titles ever: “#CAKE.” The sophomore release from the spacey Seattle duo is titled Lese Majesty, out 7/29 on Sub Pop. They’ll be LIVE on KEXP on Monday, August 4th at 3:00 PM PT. [Stereogum]

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Wednesday Music News

Sadly, we lost Chicago footwork pioneer DJ Rashad earlier this year, but before he passed, he and his Teklife crew did this remix of the Sleigh Bells track “Young Legends,” off their most recent release, Bitter Rivals. Check it out below. [Stereogum]

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Song of the Day: Chimurenga Renaissance - The B.A.D. Is So Good

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “The B.A.D. Is So Good”Read more...

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Wednesday Music News

Ever since the album premiere party for the new Shabazz Palaces album, we can’t get the new songs out of our head -- especially the track “They Come In Gold.” So, thank goodness Sub Pop Records has shared this non-video with us. The new album, Lese Majesty, comes out June 25th. [The Stranger's Line Out]

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Live Review: Shabazz Palaces premiere Lese Majesty @ Pacific Science Center Laser Dome 4/26/2014

Sauntering into the IMAX Laser Dome around 7:30 on a soaking Seattle night, I had every intention of leaving the rain-drunk world behind me, seeking shelter in the Sub Pop listening-party to hear Shabazz Palaces’ forthcoming album, Lese Majesty. The combination of visually-stunning lasers, nearly gracing every inch of the color spectrum, and spine-shaking, 15,000Read more...

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Tuesday Music News

Beck has shared yet another track from his upcoming release Morning Phase, out February 25th via Capitol Records. Stream the track “Waking Light” below. [Pitchfork]

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Doe Bay Fest 2013: Day One

Words by Tara Kelly Kearns & photos by Morgen Schuler Doe Bay, Doe Bay? Doe Bay, Doe Bay! First heard in 2011, when Champagne Champagne headlined the Doe Bay Fest, these words ring throughout the festival -- start to finish -- and are now seen on the trucker hats available to festival-goers, anxious to retrieveRead more...

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