Tag Archives: Shabazz Palaces

Album Review: Vox Mod – SYN-ÆSTHETIC

While space may be the final frontier, the cosmos also appear to be the creative studio of electronic producer Scot Porter, a.k.a. Vox Mod. On the debut full-length, SYN-ÆSTHETIC, Vox Mod’s galactic production and otherworldly synths hover over beats launched from sci-fi sequencers transporting listeners on a sonic joyride. Joining the voyage is a diverse groupRead more…

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Friday Music News

Only 14 months after the release of their sixth album, Valtari, Sigur Ros have announced details about their seventh. Entitled Kveikur (which roughly translate to “priming” in English), the nine track effort will arrive on June 18th via XL Recordings. Now a trio after the departure of multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson, the band will tour extensivelyRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Just a few shows this week. Why? Because it’s Christmas! Two nights of The Dusty 45s at Tractor Tavern on Friday and Saturday, and two nights with Shabazz Palaces and TheeSatisfaction at Neptune Theatre. For the list of shows for the week check below: Friday, December 28, 2012 The Dusty 45s, Redneck Girlfriend, Side Saddle, The Rainieros atRead more…

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Live at KEXP Volume Eight: Shabazz Palaces – A Mess, The Booth That Soaks In Palacian Musk

Available only until the end of the year, Live at KEXP Volume Eight features one-of-a-kind, exclusive live tracks from some of the past year’s greatest artists — some well known, others just discovered. All of the bands featured on this compilation have donated their profits to support listener-powered KEXP, and all proceeds benefit the station.Read more…

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Friday Music News

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“We bloody won the Mercury!!!” Alt-J announced on Facebook yesterday. The band’s debut album, An Awesome Wave, had won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, an award for the best UK album of the year. And they’re in good company, too: over the past twenty years, the prize has gone to classic albums like Portishead’s Dummy andRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 2: Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction

Anyone from Seattle knows that this double bill is about as good as it gets. Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction both have exploded onto the Seattle scene in the last two years with excellent LP releases on Sub Pop Records. The two are a symbiotic connection – a yin and yang of sorts. Shabazz Palaces’ BlackRead more…

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Countdown Predictions: Hip hop

Wondering where a certain record might land in KEXP’s countdown of the top albums of the last 40 years? You’re not the only one. KEXP reached out to some of our favorite Seattle music writers and asked them to predict what records they anticipated seeing in the voter final results. These aren’t personal Top TenRead more…

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Music News: Iceland Airwaves announces Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction, and more!

The lineup for the 2012 Iceland Airwaves festival just keeps getting better and better! As if the bands already announced weren’t good enough — Dirty Projectors, Daughter, Exitmusic, Poliça, Sigur Ros — 20 more bands have been added to the roster, including local artists Shabazz Palaces and THEESatisfaction, who continue the ongoing bond between IcelandRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival: Day 4

Gold Leaves opened up the Yeti stage on Monday, the final day of the 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival, with a strong set.

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Friday on My Mind: Sasquatch!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, the weekly collaboration between KEXP and King 5 News where we focus take a look at three videos centered around one subject. Today, we’re talking about Sasquatch! The Sasquatch! Music Festival has become one of the premier music festivals in the United States. Attended by tens ofRead more…

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