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Adult Jazz, from Leeds, and Shabazz Palaces, from Seattle, work in different genres, but their respective approaches are similar. Adult Jazz turn Talk Talk-style art-pop into whirling rhythmic…   Read Story »
For their new music video for "Motion Sickness," Shabazz Palaces opt for intimacy instead of trying to top the ambitious, sprawling visuals for their recent single, "#CAKE." It paints a complex,…   Read Story »
It's just about the end of festival season, but Portland gave us one more this past weekend: Project Pabst, the Milwaukee beer company's music festival. The festival brought together Modest Mouse,…   Read Story »
At Sunday night's VMAs, MTV awarded its Video Of The Year trophy to Miley Cyrus' butt-naked tearsploitation Terry Richardson vision "Wrecking Ball," and Miley brought a homeless model (?) to the…   Read Story »
Seattle art-rap darlings Shabazz Palaces just released Lese Majesty, their blunted and fractitious new album. It's only right that "#CAKE," the album's single, sounds like it's exploding and gluing…   Read Story »
Shabazz Palaces, the experimental hip-hop group led by Ishmael Butler, put out the excellent debut album Black Up in 2011, and have been releasing singles lately from their new album, Lese Majesty.…   Read Story »
Later this month, the Seattle art-rap crew Shabazz Palaces will finally give us the twitchy, abstract new album Lese Majesty, their long-awaited follow-up to 2011's endlessly rich Black Up. We've…   Read Story »
Next month, Seattle art-rap duo Shabazz Palaces return with Lese Majesty, the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 album Black Up. We've already heard first single "They Come In Gold," and now…   Read Story »
Game Of Thrones. What is it? A board game? A reality show? You never hear anyone talking about it, and you for sure never see multiple people in the same subway car reading the books. Has anyone ever…   Read Story »
Shabazz Palaces released "They Come In Gold," the first single from their laser-light-show-debuted new album Lese Majesty last week. Today they previewed a second song, opening track "Dawn In Luxor,"…   Read Story »