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Sub Pop Announces 30th Anniversary Festival with Beach House, Bob’s Burgers, and More

SPF30 is Partially Free and Also Features The Afghan Whigs, Wolf Parade, Pissed Jeans, Mass Gothic, Mudhoney, Loma, and Others

May 29, 2018

The iconic Seattle-based label Sub Pop is turning 30 this year and to honor the occasion they have announced SPF30, a partially free festival to take place in their hometown in August that includes various events, including a comedy one featuring the cast of Bob's Burgers. More

Shabazz Palaces Share Strange Video for “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)”

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines and Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Both Out Now via Sub Pop, Graphic Novel Out This Friday via Fantagraphics

Aug 16, 2017

Pacific Northwest hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces released two new interconnected albumsQuazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, back in July via Sub Pop. And there's a graphic novel version of the latter due out this Friday via Fantagraphics.  More

Listen: Shabazz Palaces - “Effeminence”

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines and Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Both Due Out July 14 via Sub Pop, Graphic Novel Out August 18 via Fantagraphics

Jun 27, 2017

Pacific Northwest hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces are releasing two new interconnected albumsQuazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, both due out July 14 via Sub Pop, as well as a graphic novel version of the latter due out August 18 via Fantagraphics. More

Listen: Shabazz Palaces - “When Cats Claw”

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines and Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Both Due Out July 14 via Sub Pop, Graphic Novel Out August 18 via Fantagraphics

Jun 20, 2017

Pacific Northwest hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces are releasing two new interconnected albumsQuazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, both due out July 14 via Sub Pop, as well as a graphic novel version of the latter due out August 18 via Fantagraphics.  More

News Roundup: Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, and More

Plus Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces

Jun 07, 2017

Here's a roundup of all the other news items we couldn't get to today and yesterday, including stories on Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Swervedriver, Thee Oh Sees, BEAK>, Phoebe Bridgers, Susanne Sundfør, and Shabazz Palaces. More

Five Best Songs of the Week: alt-J, EMA, Kirin J Callinan, Washed Out, and Ride

Plus a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 26, 2017

To help you sort through the multitude of new songs released in the last seven days, we have picked the five best. Below that we have also highlighted other notable new tracks shared this week. This week was light on exciting new songs, likely due to the impending long Memorial Day holiday weekend, but there were still pleasures to be found. More

Shabazz Palaces Share New Song Featuring Thundercat - “Since C.A.Y.A.”

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines and Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Both Due Out July 14 via Sub Pop, Graphic Novel Out August 18 via Fantagraphics

May 24, 2017

Pacific Northwest hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces are releasing two new interconnected albumsQuazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, both due out July 14 via Sub Pop, as well as a graphic novel version of the latter due out August 18 via Fantagraphics. More

Shabazz Palaces Announce Second New Album of 2017 and Graphic Novel, Share “30 Clip Extension”

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines and Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Both Due Out July 14 via Sub Pop, Graphic Novel Out August 18 via Fant

May 09, 2017

A couple of weeks back Pacific Northwest hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces announced a new albumQuazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, due out July 14 via Sub Pop and shared a lyric video for its first single, "Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)."  More

Shabazz Palaces Announce New Album, Share “Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)”

Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star Due Out July 14 via Sub Pop

Apr 25, 2017

Pacific Northwest hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces have announced a new album, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, and shared a lyric video for its first single, "Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)." Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star is due out July 14 via Sub Pop. More

Nov 23, 2015

Last weekend, Utrecht, Netherlands hosted Le Guess Who? Festival. More

Check Out Photos From Day One of Beaches Brew

Festival Happens June 1-5 in Marina Di Ravenna, Italy

Jun 02, 2015

This week Marina Di Ravenna, Italy is hosting Beaches Brew, a free festival that—yes—held on the beach. Under the Radar has photographer Francesca Sara Cauli on the scene. Check out a gallery of day one images featuring StromboliGodblesscomputersShabazz Palaces, and Dj Fitz & Wooden Wisdom. More

May 26, 2015

On November 19-22, Utrecht, Netherlands will once again host Le Guess Who? FestivalMore

Mar 12, 2015

Shabazz Palaces is hitting the road in support of last year’s Lese Majesty. More

Oct 23, 2014

Shabazz Palaces has reworked Adult Jazz’s, “Springful.”  More

Treasure Island Festival 2011 Lineup Announced – Death Cab for Cutie, St. Vincent, and more

Performers Also Include Cut Copy, Beach House, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Friendly Fires, Empire of the Sun, Battles, and others

Jul 26, 2011

Today, Treasure Island Music Festival announced their 2011 lineup. More

Listen: John Maus, Shabazz Palaces, Chad Valley and More

Streams Courtesy of NPR, Spinner and Hype Machine

Jun 20, 2011

Numerous album streams were released today across various Internet sites. We have the details. More



Reviews

Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

Sub Pop

Jul 18, 2017

On their dusty space-rap debut, Black Up, and then on its abstract follow up Lese Majesty, Seattle hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces established their output as belonging more to the art gallery than the streets.  More

Black Up

Black Up

Sub Pop

Jul 01, 2011

Shabazz Palaces score out of the blocks with their debut album. 

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