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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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...
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.
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...
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: