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Shabazz Palaces Reveal Grim, Giant-Populated “#CAKE” Video

Shabazz Palaces, the Ishmael Butler-helmed avante-hip hop perplexity out of Seattle, released the royal Lese Majesty earlier this year on the suddenly hip hop-forward Sub Pop (see also: clipping.).

The group has followed with a video for the single “#CAKE.” The treatment of the track, which features Catherine Harris-White of frequent co-collaborators and fellow Seattleites THEEsatisfaction, was entrusted to music video veteran Hiro Murai (St. Vincent, Spoon, Childish Gambino, Earl Sweatshirt, and more).

The result is a video fusing rags and riches, in which godlike figures dwell in dark alleys, empty streets, and abandoned warehouses. It’s surreal and alarming, …

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Stream Shabazz Palaces’ Lush New Album ‘Lese Majesty’

Shabazz Palaces, still mysterious even after discovering Seattle’s Ishmael Butler was behind the project, returns. The fascinating Sub Pop art rap releases Lese Majesty in one week, but you can hear it for a week via NPR’s First Listen series.

The album has plenty of the avante garde weirdness of past Shabazz tunes, but it’s also a surprisingly lush, relaxed release. As Andrew Matson points out, “the album’s title comes from the French phrase for sacrilege against royalty.” Perhaps its posh nature shouldn’t be a surprise, then, as the names gracing the album and its tracks relate to royalty.. …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Lyla Foy – “Feather Tongue”

Lyla Foy’s new album Mirrors The Sky just released today and I’ve been hoping that she’ll receive the much-deserved notice because of it. The record offers fans of indie-pop and gorgeous, ethereal dream-pop plenty to love within its 10 tracks.

One of the album’s singles, “Feather Tongue,” received a beautiful visual accompaniment that released today as well. The video’s director, Oscar Hudson, explained to Drowned In Sound, “We shot the video over 2 days in and around an old abandoned chapel in south London. As always, the shoot turned out to be a chaotic mix of good fun, military …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 3/9-3/15

Welcome back to Weekly Wax!

Once again, this week’s vinyl news was dominated by Record Store Day announcements. Most notably, Childish Gambino and Katy Perry both announced pressings of their most recent albums to commemorate the holiday, and they were far from the only ones. Check out Modern Vinyl’s RSD list for the latest in what will be hitting stores on April 19.

In other news, pre-orders launched for more than a few exciting releases. You can now purchase the soundtrack to Alfonso Cauron’s excellent Gravity and a splatter pressing of Blink-182‘s live album courtesy of Mondo Records and …

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VINYL REVIEW: Lyla Foy – ‘Mirrors The Sky’ (Loser Edition)

Artist: Lyla Foy
Album: Mirrors The Sky
Genre: Indie Pop, Dream Pop
Release Date: March 18, 2014

I discovered Lyla Foy around the turn of this year after she had abandoned the WALL moniker and unveiled “Feather Tongue,” an excellent single that would promote her forthcoming release, Mirrors The Sky. The album didn’t even have official artwork revealed yet but I was sold on the song and visited Sub Pop’s webstore to check out the pre-order options. I was pleased to see that pre-orders of the vinyl release would receive a limited variant known as the “Loser Edition,” as …

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MUSIC VIDEO: The Shins – The Rifle’s Spiral

Today, The Shins launched a stream of their new animated music video for the song “The Rifle’s Spiral” and it is truly an adventure.

Emmy-winning director Jamie Caliri creates an stop-motion animation world of eerie figures and landscapes to make us think outside the box. This song comes off the group’s latest effort, Port Of Morrow, through Sub Pop Records. This is one release you definitely need to have in your collection. Caliri had this to say regarding the making of the video, according to Nowness.

“I have always loved Edward Gorey’s illustration work and his influence is

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MUSIC VIDEO: Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom Eyes

Indie rock fans get ready because California’s Dum Dum Girls have unleashed their latest music video for the single “Bedroom Eyes.” The video shows the band in a trippy kaleidoscopic atmosphere while performing their song.

If you enjoy what you hear then be sure to pick up their release, Only In Dreams, via Sub Pop Records. View the music video by simply heading past the jump.…

Sub Pop welcomes Washed Out

Sub Pop has announced the signing of Washed Out. Look for the debut release, entitled Within And Without, to hit stores July 12.…