The Seattle-based hip-hop group’s new mini-album Robed in Rareness continues its trek into the future.
by Jas Keimig
Music fans have been bombarded with so much recently. Whether it’s fake Drake tracks composed by artificial intelligence or two-minute TikTok viral mashups of Baby Keem and Mazzy Star, music production and consumption seem to be on a hyper-highway of profit and frivolousness. That’s why it is a huge relief that Seattle-based Ishmael Butler’s music project Shabazz Palaces is dropping a new record steeped in its iconic brand of flagrant wisdom, charting a course through the future that feels authentic, embodied, and fly as hell.
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by Patheresa Wells
As we in the PNW turn toward Spring, there is the promise of renewal, rejuvenation, and radiance that comes with more hours of sunlight. Taylar Elizza Beth (TEB) has harnessed this promise of sun-soaked days in her new EP, NINETY THREE, released March 29, 2022. A self-professed sun baby, TEB wrote the album on a plane ride to Palm Springs. NINETY THREE also reflects the collaboration between TEB and producer WD4D. The EP’s three tracks lift our vibrations and remind us of the warmth that is to come — in many ways.
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by Jacob Uitti
The Seattle-based rock ‘n’ roll band, Tres Leches, thrives in poorly lit, vulnerable spaces. The group, however, doesn’t use darkness as a cause for being closed off. Rather, the trio, which is known for strapping on instruments only to switch them mid-song, uses dim spaces to open up to one another within them, exchanging the creative energies and personal conversations that have helped fuel their punk prowess.
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