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Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler

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Clockwise from upper left: Weezer, Sufjan Stevens, Lia Ices, Lucinda Williams, Shabazz Palaces Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Weezer, Lucinda Williams, Sufjan Stevens, More

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Shabazz Palaces' new album, Lese Majesty, comes out July 29. Patrick O'Brien-Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lese Majesty

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Swerve... the reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding)

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For Pesky Relatives, A Musical Gift Guide

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