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Thursday Music News

Brooklyn indiepopsters The Pains of Being Pure At Heart share a new video today for the track “Kelly,” off their most recent release Days Of Abandon. Directed by Art Boonparn, the video reflects the warm, lovely light of the song itself. Jen Goma of A Sunny Day in Glasgow takes lead on vocals. Watch below:Read more…

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Monday Music News

It’s true: Sleater-Kinney are back! The beloved Northwest trio went on hiatus in 2006, but will release their eighth full-length album, No Cities to Love, on January 20th via Sub Pop. Get a sneak peek with the lyric video to the first single “Bury Our Friends,” featuring director/actor Miranda July. S-K have also announced someRead more…

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Live at Project Pabst 2014, Day 2: The Thermals, Shabazz Palaces, Lord Huron, GZA, Modest Mouse and more

Day two of Portland’s first ever Project Pabst began with Portland psych-pop band Grandparents, then a Heart-meets-Led Zeppelin performance from 2014’s Thelma & Louise, a.k.a. rock band Deap Vally, as well as a set from Massachusetts indie rock band Speedy Ortiz. The beer was once again aflowin’ and the venue even sunnier than the previousRead more…

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Live Video: Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces sound like no one else. Whether you call it “sci-fi”, “way-out”, “weirdo” or even “planetarium” rap, the Seattle duo’s music might as well be in outer space considering how far off they sound from their contemporaries. But it’s not like they don’t want anyone else to follow. In its eighteen songs divided intoRead more…

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Friday Music News

Seattle’s own experimental hip hop outfit, Shabazz Palaces take on a dark, post-apocalyptic wasteland in their new “#Cake” video. There’s an intense game of chase going on while beautiful, yet terrifying, giants roam the city. Check it out below. [Pitchfork]

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Live Review: Shabazz Palaces with Porter Ray at Neumos 8/1/2014

When Seattle hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces announced an album release show for their sophomore LP, Lese Majesty, there was no question that the event would be a family affair. Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire both have deep Seattle roots and have helped assemble a brilliant coalition of artistic minds in Black Constellation. The team recentlyRead more…

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Out This Week 7/29

It’s been six long years, but the latest solo album from Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis is out today. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the album, The Voyager, as “a strong return to form steeped in classic West Coast ‘70s and ‘80s pop-rock with smartly crafted songs juxtaposing breezy melodies with incisive lyrics thatRead more…

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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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