Monday, June 23, 2014

Shabazz Palaces - "#CAKE"



Ever since his days breaking boundaries with Digable Planets, Palaceer Lazaro (then Ishmael "Butterfly" Buttler) has been releasing some of the most forward thinking, mind-bending, psychedelic hip-hop to grace any speakers. That trend will continue this year when Shabazz Palaces releases their new record, Lese Majesty, on July 29. Today, they've shared the latest track from the record, "#CAKE". After the jump, turn down the lights, trip out to the visuals below, and read the group's statement about the album.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Earth - "From the Zodiacal Light"



Earth have been wielding their particular brand of sinister drone-doom post-rock for over twenty years and this September they'll keep things going with the release of their new record Primitive and Deadly. Today, they've shared the first track, "From the Zodiacal Light" from the new album and you'll quickly notice that in addition to the steady riffs and drums fills that have come to give Earth their sound, they've added vocals(!) to the mix this time around thanks to Rabia Shaheen Qazi of Seattle's Rose Windows. Check it out via Pitchfork.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Governors Ball | 2014



Music festivals have had a weird history with New York City, mostly because they have not had the best results in the past. All Points West called it quits after only two years and last year's Electric Zoo saw two drug related deaths. Somehow, Governors Ball is making it work.