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Shabazz Palaces Return With 'Lese Majesty' LP + Stream 'They Come In Gold'

Experimental hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces announce new album 'Lese Majesty' to be released on July 29th on Sub Pop Records


It seems as though the excellent Chimurenga Renaissance project wasn't all that Seattle-based afrofuturists Shabazz Palaces had in store for us in 2014. Three years after the release of their triumphant debut Black Up, news of a sophomore LP from Palaceer Lazaro and Baba Maraire came as the experimental hip hop duo previewed the new album during a recent hometown appearance at the Pacific Science Center Laser Dome.  Their new record is titled Lese Majesty — a subtle anglicization of the French 'Lèse-majesté' (which translates to an attack on either a sovereign power or deeply rooted beliefs and customs). The album will be out on July 29th via Sub Pop. Update: Stream "They Come In Gold" off Lese Majesty and see the album's tracklist below via GvsB.

Shabazz Palaces 'Lese Majesty'

Suite 1: The Phasing Shift

01 Dawn In Luxor

02 Forerunner Foray

03 They Come In Gold

Suite 2: Touch & Agree

04 Solemn Swears

05 Harem Aria

06 Noetic Noiromantics

07 The Ballad of Lt. Major Winnings

Suite 3: Palace War Council Meeting

08 Soundview

09 Ishmael

10 Down 155th in the MCM Snorkel

Suite 4: Pleasure Milieu

11 Divine of Form

12 #Cake

Suite 5: Federal Bureau Boys

13 Colluding Oligarchs

14 Suspicion of a Shape

Suite 6: High Climb To The Gallows

15 Mind Glitch Keytar Theme

16 Motion Sickness

Suite 7: Murkings On The Oxblood Starway

17 New Black Wave

18 Sonic Myth Map For the Trip Back

(H/T The Stranger via Consequence of Sound)

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