Shabazz Palaces Are Playing NYC This Week, New Album Coming Soon + SXSW Pics

Shabazz Palaces at SXSW 2011 (03/17/11)
Shabazz Palaces
Photo: Jon Klemm

Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces will release their debut LP entitled Black Up on June 28 via Sub Pop Records (the label’s first full length hip-hop release incidentally). If you want to learn more about the record, or perhaps get a good chuckle, check out the press release below:

Black Up is the new sonic move from Shabazz Palaces. Like rich velvet hijabs or gold threaded abayas. Luxury as understood by the modest. Shabazz Palaces. If Bedouins herded beats instead of goats and settled in Seattle instead of the Atlas Mountains, this would be their album. Forward thinkers butnostalgic for a sparer time when ancient astronomers only recognized five planets. Hip hop. Black light uses electromagnetic radiation to eradicate microorganisms, but shabazz didn’t come to kill a sound, just to shine their own incandescent lamp on this. Hear. Hard and clear. Fifty thousand years in the making. Honorable.—palaceer pink gators.

Produced by Knife Knights.plcrs at Gunbeat Serenade Studio in Outplace Palacelands. It was recorded and mixed in Lixx-alog by Blood.

Shabazz are playing just two east coast dates before the new album drops and one is on this Thursday (May 12) at Santos Party House (Buy Tickets).

More Shabazz Palaces tour dates and SXSW pics after the jump.

Shabazz Palaces 2011 Tour Dates
05/11 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA 

05/12 Santo’s Party House, New York, NY 

06/09 Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA
06/30 Neumos, Seattle, WA (CD Release show)

07/01 Neumos, Seattle, WA (CD Release show)

07/17 Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, IL

Shabazz Palaces at SXSW 2011 (03/17/11)
Shabazz Palaces

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