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.
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.
To conclude our coverage of everything next-level in 2011, these are the eleven most compelling “breakout” acts of the year.
Shabazz Palaces just released this short film for their album Black Up which is sure to show up on a whole bunch of year end lists.
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.
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.
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.
Memorial Day has come and gone, the continuos flip-flop wearing and backyard bbqs have begun, but summer doesn’t officially begin […]
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.