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win weekend passes for Austin’s LEVITATION Fest feat. Flying Lotus, Slowdive, Animal Collective, Brian Wilson + more

all images by Pooneh Ghana
all images by Pooneh Ghana

We're teaming up again with our TX homies at LEVITATION to offer one more chance to win deluxe weekend passes for this year's fest, which takes place in just a few weeks down in Austin. Much has been made about this year's incredible lineup: Brian Wilson doing Pet Sounds, Slowdive, Animal Collective, Caribou, Shabazz Palaces/Oneohtrix Point Never/Nicolas Jaar/Flying Lotus all back-to-back-to-back-to-back on the same stage, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Melody's Echo Chamber, Ty Segall, Lee Scratch Perry, etc...

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watch short Shabazz Palaces doc Astral Observations

ASTRAL OBSERVATIONS

An animated short documentary/interview with the legend Ish Butler of Shabazz Palaces. Directed + edited by Andrew Franks:

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premiere: check the visual album stream for Chimurenga Renaissance’s Girlz With Gunz

GWG

Tendai Maraire of the mighty Shabazz Palaces debuts the shadowy and very dope visual accompaniment for the incendiary but often poignant and beautiful new record from his revolution rap project Chimurenga Renaissance...

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check the full LEVITATION 2016 lineup feat. Nicolas Jaar, Shabazz Palaces, Oneohtrix Point Never + more

LEVITATION 2016

We were already pretty psyched for Austin's LEVITATION 2016, but this is unreal. In addition to the previously announced initial lineup, which included Flying Lotus, Animal Collective, and Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds, the fest announced some pretty sweet additions this morning: Nicolas Jaar, Shabazz Palaces, Oneohtrix Point Never, Caribou, Slowdive, Dungen, and a whole lot more. Check the full lineup video below + grab your tickets here:

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mp3: listen to the first single from WOKE (Flying Lotus x Shabazz Palaces x Thundercat)

WOKE

Flying Lotus, Shabazz Palaces + Thundercat squad up as WOKE, for a new single featuring George Clinton, from Adult Swim's 2015 Singles series. Download it for free here.

mp3: new Shabazz Palaces – The Mystery of Lonnie the Døn

SHABAZZ PALACES x ADULT SWIM

Shabazz Palaces drop a new track for the latest installment of Adult Swim's Singles 2015 series. Check the sinister noir vibes of "The Mystery of Lonnie the Døn" below, and stay up on Adult Swim's Singles 2015 here for new songs from Chromatics, DOOMSTARKS, Flying Lotus, Run The Jewels + more in the coming weeks...

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polaroids from Primavera Sound 2015

PRIMAVERA SOUND // 2015

Faith Silva went to Barcelona last week for the 2015 Primavera Sound festival. Check out her polaroids from the fest, including shots of Shabazz Palaces, Ariel Pink, Mac Demarco, Hinds, Ride, and more (hover over image for artist name), all shot on Impossible Project film. In other Faithy news, she just released her first zine, featuring 40 of her classic earlier shots for the site (Charli XCX, Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky + more). Grab one + get one of her original polaroids here.

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premiere: THEESatisfaction – EarthEE (feat. Shabazz Palaces + Porter Ray)

THEESATISFACTION

Catch the warm breeze as Cat + Stas get spaced-out with their Black Constellation cohorts and Sub Pop labelmates Porter Ray and the Palaceer on the laid back and lifted title track from their new LP...

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premiere: watch Shabazz Palaces’ surreal animated “Forerunner Foray” video

RUNNIN LIKE THE FILTHY LAKERS

We're honored to debut the brilliant new video from Shabazz Palaces, for our favorite song from the best album of 2014. The multi-talented Chad VanGaalen brings the Palaceer's vivid and profound "Forerunner Foray" imagery to life with his psychedelic, surrealist animation; stars slung across the heavens, majestic time-traveling black stallions, and Magic Johnson surfing the spaceways on a slice of pizza...

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new Shabazz Palaces – Ham Sandwich

SHABAZZ

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