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gorilla vs. bear presents: SHABAZZ PALACES in TX

SHABAZZ TX 2017

As we mentioned this morning, the legends Shabazz Palaces are back, and they'll make their triumphant return to Texas this August. We're presenting both of the group's TX summer shows with the homies at Margin Walker: catch them at the Mohawk in Austin on August 23rd + at Dada in Dallas on August 24th...

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Shabazz Palaces announce new album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, share first single “Shine a Light”

Quazarz_ Born on a Gangster Star

Shabazz Palaces are back to shine a light on the fake. Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star is out July 14th on Sub Pop.

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watch Kahlil Joseph’s new short film starring Kelsey Lu + Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces

KENZO

KENZO drops their spring/summer 2017 short film Music is my Mistress, written + directed by Kahlil Joseph, and starring Kelsey Lu and Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces, and featuring Shabazz Palaces' "...down 155th in the MCM Snorkel" + Kelsey Lu's "Morning After Coffee". Check it below:

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photos: Radiohead + Shabazz Palaces – Live in Los Angeles

RADIOHEAD SHRINE I

Radiohead + Shabazz Palaces // Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles // August 8, 2016. Photos by David:

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Shabazz Palaces to drop live LP on Jack White’s Third Man Records

SHABAZZ LIVE AT THIRD MAN

Shabazz Palaces + Third Man Records team up for the Shabazz Palaces 1979 Live at Third Man Records 12", out next Friday. Pre-order here, and listen to the eerie live version of "Youlogy" + check the tracklist below:

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Shabazz Palaces share the astral video for “Dawn in Luxor”

SHABAZZ DAWN

Lese Majesty's celestial, tone-setting opening track gets some suitably majestic visuals from director Stephan Gray, who calls the "Dawn in Luxor" vid a "daydream on a nightwalk". Images courtesy of NASA's Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit. Watch below + catch your boys Shabazz Palaces opening for Radiohead in LA this summer:

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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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