Shabazz Palaces
Seattle hip-hop scientists Shabazz Palaces are following up 2011’s Black Up with Lese Majesty, out this summer on Sub Pop. Now we’ve got the album’s first single, They Come In Gold, a hard-hitting, eyeball-vibrating stunner with dark, cerebral lines like, “Sepulcher, a stage enlived by ghosts/Floating off with bags of the blood encrusted dough.” I wonder how Ishmael Butler’s A&R gig for Sub Pop is going. Listen below.