What I Heard This Morning: Shabazz Palaces

This is a pretty hypnotic track.  Sub Pop's Shabazz Palaces is releasing Black Up, which is their debut.  Check out the single, "an echo from the hosts that profess infinitum."  No extended hook, actual verses, some creative liberties with the backing track... It's pretty much the opposite of what's popular in rap music these days.

They'll be playing the Kung-Fu Necktie in Philadelphia on May 11th for one of their two east coast dates. 

All info, links and tour dates are courtesy of Sub Pop.

Black Up by Shabazz Palaces out JUNE 28
Documentary Trailer Featuring “Blast It”
Tour Dates

Surprise! Shabazz Palaces has a new release date for their debut full length Black Up, which will now be out June 28th in the US and June 27th worldwide on Sub Pop Records.

In other news, Shabazz Palaces recently scored the upcoming documentary Tough Bond, by Village Beat, about kids sniffing glue to survive street life in Kenya’s disappearing villages and exploding urban slums. You can check out the trailer for the documentary featuring the song “Blast It” of their self titled EP

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an echo from the hosts that profess infinitum

Shabazz Palaces have a few upcoming shows, including 2 east coast dates in May, and a performance at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago in July. See below for a full list of tour dates and or visit:
http://www.subpop.com/artists/shabazz_palaces for more information on the group.

Apr 30 Howlin Wolf, New Orleans, LA (Jazz Fest)

May 11 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA 

May 12 Santo's Party House, New York, NY 

Jun 9 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
Jun 30 Neumos, Seattle, WA (CD Release show)

Jul 01 Neumos, Seattle, WA (CD Release show)
Jul 17 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL

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