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MON, JAN 30, 2012 at 6:45 AM

SHABAZZ PALACES ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES & VIDEO FOR “ARE YOU…CAN YOU…WERE YOU…? (FELT)”

2011 was a stellar year for Shabazz Palaces, the sonic movement of Palaceer Lazaro (Ishmael Butler). The debut release, Black Up, was one of the most critically celebrated records of 2011, landing on the best of lists at SPIN, LA Times, The New Yorker, Pitchfork and more. Shabazz Palaces has no plans to slow down in 2012, announcing the group’s first official stateside touring, kicking off on April 3 in Minneapolis, with European dates preceding their North American tour.

To remind you how truly awesome Shabazz Palaces really is, we thought we would share with you the new video for the groups song “Are You… Can You… Were You…? (Felt)”, which was directed by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes. You can watch the video above.

Shabazz Palaces Tour Dates:

Saturday, February 18, 2012 La Cave aux poetes, Roubaix France

Sunday, February 19, 2012 Stereolux, Nantes France

Monday February 20, 2012 Les Trinitaires, Metz France

Tuesday February 21, 2012 Strasbourg La Laiterie, France

Friday February 24, 2012 Palace, St Gallen Switzerland

Saturday, February 25, 2012 Stall 6, Zurich Switzerland

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Astoria, Turin Italy

Thursday, March 01, 2012 Circolo degli Artisti, Rome Italy

Friday, March 02, 2012 Bronson, Ravenna Italy

Saturday, March 03, 2012 Studio 2, Vigonovo (Venezia) Italy

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 The Whole, Minneapolis MN (All Ages Show)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Mad Planet, Milwaukee WI

Thursday, April 5, 2012 Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL

Friday, April 6, 2012 Magic Stick, Detroit MI

Saturday, April 7, 2012 The Horn Gallery, Gambier OH

Sunday, April 2012 The Shadow Lounge, East Liberty PA

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Lee’s Palace, Toronto ON

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 II Motore, Montreal QC

Thursday, April 12, 2012 Iron Horse, Northampton MA

Friday, April 13 2012 SOB’s, New York NY

Saturday, April 14, 2012 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn NY


Posted by Bekah Zietz

FRI, DEC 2, 2011 at 3:46 AM

New Video from Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces’ Black Up available here

Directed by: Kahlil Joseph www.the-most.com


Posted by Alissa Gallivan

TUE, JUN 28, 2011 at 2:45 AM

Out Today, new releases from Handsome Furs, Shabazz Palaces, Still Corners and Avi Buffalo

Handsome Furs Sound Kapital, Shabazz Palaces Black Up, Still Corners Cuckoo 7" and Avi Buffalo How Come 7" are officially available for your purchasing pleasure today, June 28. Happy Release Day to all. Read on for some exciting updates for all 4 artists.

Handsome Furs
Handsome Furs new record is hot, noisy, over-stimulated… and ready to take on the world. The band are currently touring North American in support of their new release. Click here for a full list of dates.

Shabazz Palaces
Seattle friends, Shabazz Palaces will be preforming on KEXP live today at 12:00 PM PDT, with a performance tonight at Easy Street Records in Queen Anne. The group also have 2 upcoming CD release shows in Seattle, WA on Thursday June 30th & Friday July 1st, with a performance at this year Pitchfork Music Festival. For more information on these shows click here. You can also stream Black Up via You Tube. Click here to watch and listen.

Still Corners
Still Corners create music that is dreamy, dark and alluringly eerie. Built on the siren vocals of Tessa Murray and lush atmospheric songs of Greg Hughes, they create a wash of Lynch-esque inspired love songs. You can listen/download the track “Cuckoo” off the 7" with the same name here and stay tuned for more information on the bands forthcoming Sub Pop debut, Creatures of an Hour out on October 11.

Avi Buffalo
After the release of the band’s critically acclaimed self-titled release, Avi Buffalo is back with a brand spank’n new 7" entitled “How Come.” Insert your email in the widget above to download the a-side off this ripping release. Avi Buffalo is hitting the road in the beginning of July. Click here for a full list of shows.


Posted by Bekah Zietz

THU, JUN 16, 2011 at 10:04 AM

Four Releases, One Day: June 28th

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June 28th is a date just filthy with new releases from your good pals over here at Sub Pop Records & Shirts, Inc. Seriously, we’ll be just buried in new tunes that day. Like this… We’ve got the new one from Montreal’s Handsome Furs; Sound Kapital is the duo’s third full-length, and their best yet. Handsome Furs continue to evolve in unpredictable and exciting ways. On this new album they use keyboards and drum machines to forge nine life-affirming anthems taut with muscle and blood. Pre-ordering Sound Kapital will get you a Handsome Furs postcard set for free!

Next up, we’ve got Black Up from Seattle’s enigmatic hip-hop crew, Shabazz Palaces. This debut full-length is the kind of unpredictable genius we like to think you might, possibly, by now, have come to expect from us. We are fairly certain that it is totally not grunge. We are also fairly certain that it is a profoundly amazing record. And, according to much of the early press (and something called “buzz”) that Black Up has received, we are not alone in that. If (let’s go ahead and say when) you pre-order Black Up, you’ll receive a limited edition Shabazz Palaces patch.

Alongside these two full-lengths, we’ve got two new singles coming out that day as well! There’s one from Still Corners, their first release on Sub Pop and a precursor to their full-length debut coming later this year, and our first new music from Avi Buffalo since the band’s April 2010 first and self-titled album.

Please click the respective hyperlinks to engage our self checkout system. Thank you.


Posted by Sam Sawyer

FRI, JUN 10, 2011 at 4:59 AM

Maureen interviews The Palaceer

The countdown has begun to the release of Shabazz Palaces debut record, Black Up out June 28th. The timing seems right to share with you this rare and exclusive interview with budding Wooster, MA journalist Maureen. Click above (or directly on YouTube) to witness an intimate and never before seen look into the life of the Palaceer.

AND! We’ve decided to add a little contest element to this one as well. All you have to do is watch the video and leave a comment under the video on our YouTube or Facebook and you’ll be entered to win a print of the limited edition gold foiled commemorative Shabazz Palaces-signs-to-Sub Pop-poster that Ish points out at 4:12 in the video. We’re gonna pick whatever comment we like best and the winner will be notified on release day, June 28.

There’s another chance to get a little something extra from us around this record though because if you pre-order Black Up from subpop.com by June 28th, you will receive, for free patch designed by the Palaceer himself! Head over here to get your order in.

Still want more from Shabazz Palaces?
You can sample some music & find out more information on the group, including tour dates and more by checking out their subpop.com artist page.


Posted by Bekah Zietz

TUE, APR 12, 2011 at 2:42 AM

Here’s What Sub Pop is Doing to Record Store Day This Year

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Record Store Day is April 16, 2011

We at Sub Pop Records will be very thoroughly celebrating Record Store Day this year, with a number of releases and events across the country very nearly beyond our meager ability to count. We’ll have limited-edition Record Store Day exclusive releases from Blitzen Trapper, Fleet Foxes and Lower Dens, a free 19-track Sub Pop sampler, and in-store performances by Obits, Low and The Head and the Heart. Plus, the self-titled debut from The Head and the Heart comes out on CD and LP on April 16th as part of Record Store Day. To find a participating store, go here.

Record Store Day Exclusive Releases
Fleet Foxes — Helplessness Blues b/w Grown Ocean 12" single SP920 (limited edition of 3000)

Lower Dens — Deer Knives b/w Tangiers 7" single SP927 (limited edition of 1000)

Blitzen Trapper — Maybe Baby b/w Soul Singer 7" single SP929 (limited edition of 1500)

Record Store Day Release Date
The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart CD/LP SP915

Record Store Day Sampler
Terminal Sales Vol. 4: Please to Enjoy CD SP932

Our 2011 label sampler, comes housed in an embossed, die-cut package, and includes 18 art prints with information about each of the artists and a folded poster. Sub Pop would like to give it to you.

1. Daniel Martin Moore “Dark Road” from the album In the Cool of the Day (SP860), available January 2011
2. Aurelio “Tio Sam” from the album Laru Beya (NXA002), available on Next Ambiance January 2011
3. The Twilight Singers “On the Corner” from the album Dynamite Steps (SP844), available February 2011
4. Mogwai “Slight Domestic” from the “Mexican Grand Prix” 7" single on Rock Action Records, available February 2011
5. Papercuts “Do What You Will” from the album Fading Parade (SP885), available February 2011
6. Dum Dum Girls “Wrong Feels Right” from the He Gets Me High EP (SP917), available March 2011
7. J Mascis “Not Enough” from the album Several Shades of Why (SP859), available March 2011
8. Obits “You Gotta Lose” from the album Moody, Standard and Poor (SP857) available March 2011
9. Low “Try to Sleep” from the album C’mon (SP905), available April 2011
10. The Head and the Heart “No One to Let You Down,” previously unreleased. The album The Head and the Heart (SP915) is available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
11. Blitzen Trapper “Maybe Baby” from the “Maybe Baby” 7" single (SP929), available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
12. Lower Dens “Deer Knives” from the “Deer Knives” 7" single (SP927), available for Record Store Day, April 16, 2011
13. Fleet Foxes “Helplessness Blues” from the album Helplessness Blues (SP888), available May 2011
14. Chad VanGaalen “Peace on the Rise” from the album Diaper Island (SP871), available May 2011
15. Shabazz Palaces “lost foundling.” This Shabazz Palaces track is not from the album Black Up (SP900), available May 2011
16. Memoryhouse “Sleep Patterns” from The Years EP (SP925), available at some as-yet-undetermined point in 2011
17. Mister Heavenly “Mister Heavenly” from the as-yet-untitled Mister Heavenly debut album (SP926), available August 2011
18. Niki and the Dove “The Fox” From “The Fox” 12" single (SP930), available June 2011
19. Blouse “Shadow” From the “Shadow” 7" single (SP939), available May 2011

Bands Performing in Actual Record Stores
The Head and the Heart
Sonic Boom (Ballard), Seattle, WA 3pm (acoustic)
Easy Street (Queen Anne), Seattle, WA 7pm (full band)

Low
Electric Fetus, Minneapolis, MN 4pm

Obits
Generation Records, New York, NY time TBC.

Pissed Jeans
Beautiful World Syndicate , Philadelphia 2pm

For more information on Record Store Day visit the Record Store Day website.


Posted by Bekah Zietz