Posts Tagged ‘Shabazz Palaces’

Shabazz Palaces Share 2015 Tour Dates

With Lese Majesty infiltrating eardrums across the world, Shabazz Palaces has announced an international tour for the coming spring. From Hollywood to Brussels, the duo will play with special guests like Flying Lotus and TV on... Read more »

The Best Music Videos of the Month (January 2015)

The beginning of a new year is typically a slow period for musical releases, but that's not the case for 2015 so far. As noted in our Most Anticipated Albums of 2015, there's a lot of... Read more »

Watch Shabazz Palaces’ Animated Video for “Forerunner Foray”

Quite apart from making awesome music, Shabazz Palaces’ visuals stay on point. The “Motion Sickness” and “#CAKE” videos were stunning, and that press picture of Ishmael Butler with the snakes is just incredible, and now here’s... Read more »

Shabazz Palaces – “Ham Sandwich”

Having only released their sophomore album Lese Majesty a few months ago, Shabazz Palaces are back with “Ham Sandwich.” Though drab in title (when was the last time you had a ham sandwich that held your... Read more »

Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE (Animal Collective Premature Deflirt Mix)”

The original version of Shabazz Palaces’ track “#CAKE” is already funky on its own but this remix by Animal Collective has brought it to another level. The once dance-worthy song is now broken down into something... Read more »

The Best Music Videos of the Month (October 2014)

Warning: the best videos that came out this past month are intense and may trigger strong emotional responses. Whether showing FKA Twigs witnessing an execution in "Video Girl," the rope bondage in Son Lux's "Easy," the... Read more »

Video: Shabazz Palaces – “Motion Sickness”

Shabazz Palaces’ second album, Lese Majesty, came out earlier this year—a wonderful record full of engrossing, oddball hip-hop—and today they drop another brilliant video. Previously, Hiro Murai directed the impressive video for “#CAKE,” and for “Motion Sickness” they enlist TEAN who deliver... Read more »

A Conversation With Ishmael Butler

Ishmael Butler has seen it all. The 45-year-old Seattle native—a one-time member of Digable Planets, currently one-half of Shabazz Palaces and A&R at Sub Pop—has achieved success in music through three decades, a rare feat in... Read more »

The Best Music Videos of the Month (August 2014)

The MTV Video Music Awards took place in August, and more and more each year the awards show gives recognition to artists who aren't making interesting videos in the first place. A few quality visuals slip... Read more »

Video: Shabazz Palaces – “#CAKE”

“#CAKE” may be one of the most immediately accessible tracks on Shabazz Palaces’ sprawling, ambitious new album Lese Majesty, but that hasn’t stopped it from getting an eerie and menacing visual. The video was directed by Hiro Murai,... Read more »