KTTZ http://kttz.org en KEXP Presents: Shabazz Palaces http://kttz.org/post/kexp-presents-shabazz-palaces <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/142896630/shabazz-palaces" target="_blank">Shabazz Palaces</a>' music sounds like nothing else. Whether you describe them as "sci-fi," "way-out" or just a little strange, the Seattle duo's songs might as well come from outer space, considering how different they sound from most rap.<p>In the 18 songs and seven "astral suites" on their new album, <em>Lese Majesty</em>, Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire call out pretenders to society's thrones. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:58:00 +0000 Jim Beckmann 50617 at http://kttz.org KEXP Presents: Shabazz Palaces Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher http://kttz.org/post/ending-decades-family-leadership-washington-post-names-new-publisher Ending decades of family leadership, <em>Washington Post</em> owner Jeffrey Bezos announced on Tuesday that Frederick J. Ryan Jr. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:53:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 50620 at http://kttz.org Ending Decades Of Family Leadership, 'Washington Post' Names New Publisher There's Much More To Apples Than Meets The Eye http://kttz.org/post/theres-much-more-apples-meets-eye One of my favorite Far Side cartoons shows<a href="http://www.pinterest.com/pin/327707310356894907/" target="_blank"> four triumphant cavemen</a> with a giant carrot hoisted onto their shoulders with the caption: "Early vegetarians returning from the kill."<p>That's kind of what it looks like every autumn weekend when my better half, Dan, comes home from the farmer's market with a half-bushel of apples balanced on his shoulder.<p>Dan is <em>really</em> into apples. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:48:00 +0000 Beth Novey 50619 at http://kttz.org There's Much More To Apples Than Meets The Eye Restorations, 'Separate Songs' http://kttz.org/post/restorations-separate-songs The members of Restorations have always had a heartland rock album in them. The Philadelphia band continued to flirt with punk and emo on <em>LP1</em> and <em>LP2</em> — it's hard to let go of lingering past influences — but <em>LP3 </em>is a lush, bottom-heavy rock 'n' roll record with a bleeding heart way out front. Premiering here, "Separate Songs" is its first single, with a video co-directed by Mitchell Wojcik and John Komar.<p>Singer and guitarist Jon Loudon writes:<p><blockquote><p>"Separate Songs" is one of our favorite compositions off <em>LP3</em>. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Lars Gotrich 50618 at http://kttz.org Restorations, 'Separate Songs' Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Quote http://kttz.org/post/kremlin-disputes-veracity-putins-i-can-take-kiev-two-weeks-quote The Kremlin is disputing the context of a controversial quote attributed to Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p><a href="http://www.repubblica.it/esteri/2014/09/01/news/ucraina_il_ricatto_di_putin_sul_vertice_europeo_se_voglio_prendo_kiev_in_due_settimane-94791280/?ref=HRER1-1">As Italy's La Repubblica reported</a>, Putin allegedly issued a defiant warning to European Commission President José Manuel Barros during a phone call.<p><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/01/putin-russia-kiev-ukraine_n_5747362.html">According to a translation by the Huffington Post U.K.</a>, Barros first Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 50616 at http://kttz.org Kremlin Disputes Veracity Of Putin's 'I Can Take Kiev In Two Weeks' Quote