shabazz palaces
 
Sub Pop has just shared an official video from much-buzzed experimental hip-hop group Shabazz Palaces. #CAKE is one of the most impressive tracks on the thoroughly impressive Lese Majesty, and showcases the deliberately unsettled and unsettling sound that Shabazz Palaces are already known for. It also features two striking verses from THEESatisfaction’s Catherine Harris-White. Every time she sings, the song’s groove shatters and slowly reassembles around her to incredible effect. Directed by Hiro Murai, who has also directed videos for the likes of Earl Sweatshirt, St. Vincent and the Shins, the video for #CAKE matches the song’s dark, mystical ethos.
 
Check out the video for #CAKE and the band’s tour dates, including a date at this weekend’s AFROPUNK fest in Brooklyn, below.
 

 
Tour Dates For Shabazz Palaces:
08/22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer**
08/23 – Brooklyn, NY – AFROPUNK @ Commodore Barry Park**
08/26 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
08/27 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
08/28 – Atlanta, GA – Basement (Red Bull Sound Select Show)
09/13 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
09/14 – Bloomington, IN – Bishop Bar
09/15 – Little Rock, AR – The Rev Room
09/16 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (Patio)
09/17 – Mc Allen, TX – Cine El Rey
09/19 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
09/20 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
09/21 – Lincoln, NE – Vega
09/22 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
09/25 – Boise, ID – The Crux
09/28 – Portland, OR – Zidell Shipyards
10/20 – Amsterdam, NL – MC Theatre
10/21 – Brussels, BE – AB
10/22 – Rouen, FR – Club 106
10/23 – Paris, FR – Batofar
10/24 – Lyon, FR – Le Marche Gare
10/25 – Helsinki, FI – Supermassive Festival
10/27 – Gothenburg, SE – Pusterviksbaren
10/28 – Copenhagen, DE – Vega
10/29 – Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan
10/30 – Vevey, CH – Rocking Chair
10/31 – Luzern, CH – B-Sides Indoor Festival (@Sudpol)
11/01 – Lisbon, PT – Musicbox
11/03 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
11/04 – London, UK, Illuminations Festival at The Laundry
11/05 – Manchester, UK – Gorilla
11/06 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell
11/07 – Glasgow, UK – Nice ‘N’ Sleezy
11/08 – Bristol, UK – Start The Bus
11/10 – Birmingham, UK – Hare and Hounds
11/12 – Brno, CZ – Kabinet Muz
11/13 – Prague, CZ – MeetFactory
11/14 – Berlin, DE – Kantine Berghain
11/15 – Cologne, DE – Club Bahnhof
11/16 – Munich, DE – Feierwerk
** w/ clipping.