Stream Seattle experimental duo THEESatisfaction's "Recognition," featuring Shabazz Palaces and Erik Blood.
<p><strong><a href="http://https://twitter.com/stasandcat" target="_blank">THEESatisfaction</a></strong>, the Seattle-based experimental hip-hop/R&B duo of rapper <strong>STAS</strong> and vocalist <strong>CAT</strong>, have announced their sophomore release <em>EarthEE,</em> due February 24 on <strong>Sub Pop Records</strong> (that's the cover art above). The upcoming 13-track album will include collaborations with like-minded futurists <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/tag/shabazz-palaces" target="_blank"><strong>Shabazz Palaces</strong></a>' <strong>Ishmael Butler</strong> & <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/news/chimurenga-renaissance-they-pray-in-vain/" target="_blank"><strong>Tendai 'Baba' Maraire</strong></a>, <strong>Taylor Brown</strong>, <strong>Porter Ray</strong>, <strong>Meshell Ndegeocello</strong>, and others. "Recognition," the lead single off the full-length, is a spaced-out synthesizer progression backed by acoustic percussion that features Shabazz Palaces and singer/multi-instrumentalist <strong>Erik Blood</strong>. The single is "a message of self assurance and ultimate belief," THEESatisfaction tells <a href="http://www.thefader.com/2014/12/01/theesatisfaction-and-shabazz-palaces-celebrate-recognition" target="_blank">The Fader</a>, "Its purpose is to encourage confidence as well as to celebrate those who inspire us. Within it we give praise and respect to our ancestors. Its a daily mantra to stay aligned with your path." Stream "Recognition" and check out the full tracklist for <em>EarthEE</em> below.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/177899275&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong>EarthEE Tracklist</strong></p><p>01. “Prophetic Perfection”</p><p>02. “No GMO” feat. Taylor Brown)</p><p>03. “Planet for Sale”</p><p>04. “Blandland” (feat. Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces)</p><p>05. “Fetch/Catch” (feat. Taylor Brown)</p><p>06. “Nature’s Candy”</p><p>07. “EarthEE” (feat. Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray, and Erik Blood)</p><p>08. “Post Black, Anyway”</p><p>09. “Universal Perspective” (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)</p><p>10. “WerQ” (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)</p><p>11. “Sir Come Navigate” (feat. Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces)</p><p>12. “Recognition” (feat. Shabazz Palaces and Erik Blood)</p><p>13. “I Read You” (feat. Erik Blood)</p>
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