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New Shabazz Palaces Video + Tour Dates

Shabazz Palaces had a great 2011 with one of the year’s most inventive hip-hop releases, Black Up (2011: #7). The duo of Ishmael Butler (‘Butterfly’ from Digable Planets) and Tendai Marair aren’t stopping for 2012, ...

Best Albums of 2011: Top Ten

The top ten albums of 2011 are revealed.


Obscure Sound: Best of June 2011

It’s hard to believe July is already here. The mid-point of the year has arrived, and for many sites like this it marks a time to evaluate 2011’s releases thus far and attempt to order them in some way. I consider d...

Shabazz Palaces – Black Up (2011)

Whoa. Where did Shabazz Palaces come from? It has only been a year since they’ve emerged onto the scene, and in that time have managed to subtly and fundamentally stretch hip-hop and dubstep to their exaggerated conclusions; ex...


Obscure Sound: Best of April 2011

April was a busy and thoroughly enjoyable month in music. It’s easy to point out that big names dominated most of it, some of them even brand names in indie music; Panda Bear, TV on the Radio, and Fleet Foxes are as close...

Track Reviews: 4/27

Reviews of these new tracks: Son Lux's "Rising", Shabazz Palaces' "Are You… Can You… Were You? (Felt)", and John Maus' "Believer".