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


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 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


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)


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


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


gorilla vs. bear’s songs of 2014

GvsB  // SONGS of 2014

Following last week's definitive albums of the year list, we present our favorite songs of 2014. We went deep this year on this one. Disclaimer: some of these aren't technically 2014 releases (notably, a few of the PC Music-affiliated jams) so I guess we're going with the nebulous "year of impact" concept here. Check the list + follow along with a nearly comprehensive 5-hour spotify playlist after the jump, and as always, we'd love to hear your favorites too.

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Shabazz Palaces – #CAKE (Animal Collective Premature Deflirt Mix)


gorilla vs. bear’s albums of 2014

GvsB // ALBUMS OF 2014

Here are our favorite records of 2014. The general consensus seems to be that this was probably not the most amazing year of all-time for new music, and further, we just weren't feeling that many of the unanimously lauded critic/indie blog favorites this time around (many of which we wanted to love, but it just didn't work out, with a few notable and very obvious exceptions). But as always, if you looked beyond the basic jams that everyone else insists are great, there were some serious jewels to be uncovered just below the surface. And we only had to cheat a few times this year, that I'm aware of (sup Lewis, Burial, & Johnny Jewel). Check the full list + an essential/beautiful spotify playlist after the jump, and as always, we'd genuinely like to hear your picks too. Thanks for sticking with us for another year, look for our perennially more interesting Songs of 2014 list in the coming days...

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Happy Black Friday from Shabazz Palaces


Lots going on with the Shabazz Palaces crew today: first up, Tendai Maraire unveils a beautifully shot new video from his Chimurenga Renaissance project. Directed by Kyle Seago:


In other SP news, the Seattle duo shouts out hometown hero Richard Sherman after a dominant performance in his squad's beatdown of the Niners last night:

And finally, watch "Skaters over Razor Blade Beats" as the group provides the soundtrack for this stunning new skate vid, directed by Alex Craig for Poler x Nike SB:

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