What’s New In Music: The Mars Volta, Miike Snow, La Sera

This Week: Swedish trio Miike Snow suffer an identity crisis; Wonder boy Brad Oberhofer’s debut; El Paso favorites The Mars Volta drop album number six; THEESatisfaction’s hip-hop / soul duo debut; Kickball Katy from Vivian Girl’s sophomore album as La Sera.


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Free Press Summer Fest 2012 Lineup

Houston, TX is the place to be June 2nd & 3rd for the Free Press Summer Fest: The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Primus, Flaming Lips, Afrojack, Major Lazer, Best Coast, Danny Brown, Shabazz Palaces, Diplo, JEFF The Brotherhood and lots more.

Shabazz Palaces “Are You…Can You…Were You? (Felt)”

2011′s Black Up appeared on a lot of year end lists and following the success of the album Shabazz Palaces has announced an international tour. Here is the newest clip featuring a pretty young thing having some sort of existential breakdown and lots of flowers.

Bumbershoot Music Festival Lineup

Seattle hosts yet another amazing music festival September 3rd-5th. Act featured include: Hall and Oates, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi, YACHT, Phantogram, Broken Social Scene and many more.

Treasure Island Music Festival 2011 Lineup

Treasure Island Music Festival celebrates its fifth birthday in October with a great lineup: Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy, Death From Above 1979, Flying Lotus, Dizee Rascal, Chromeo, YACHT, Shabazz Palaces, Warpaint, The Antlers, Friendly Fires, Death Cab For Cutie, Explosions In The Sky, Beach House and more.

eMusic’s Free Pitchfork Fest Sampler

eMusic has put together a free, 29-song sampler with artists playing at this weekend’s Pitchfork Festival in Chicago. Fleet Foxes, Battles, Toro Y Moi, Neko Case, Deerhunter, OFF!, Yuck, Shabazz Palaces and more show up.

What’s New In Music This Week

Handsome Furs bring anti-establishment synth-punk, John Maus does lo-fi robot disco, Shabazz Palaces push progression (album of the year?), Red Hot + Rio mix Brazil with the indie set, and one of the F*ck Buttons goes solo as Blanck Mass.

Shabazz Palaces “Belhaven Meridian”

The antidote to all the OFWGKA/Tyler hype? They’re from Seattle, and Ishmael Butler (aka Butterfly from Digable Planets) is the main MC. Other than that, they’re keeping it pretty mysterious. Good stuff, and the video is another one shot wonder.