Shabazz Palaces made their mark with 2011’s critically acclaimed debut LP Black Up, having racked up spots on “Best Of” lists all across the blogosphere and beyond. Per Seattle publication The Stranger, it now looks like we’re just a couple of months away from the follow-up LP. The Seattle outlet reports that the duo announced their full-length follow-up album Lese Majesty during a performance at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center over the weekend, and gave a July 29 release date for the project.
The Stranger reports that the duo not only announced Lese Majesty at the aforementioned show, but that the pair also performed the new album at their hometown outing. The Stranger wrote the following regarding the new record:
Hearing the upcoming Shabazz Palaces album, Lese Majesty, in the Pacific Science Center’s Laser Dome over the weekend, we concluded upon first listen that it is the future of hiphop. There was no need for drugs, or even the dazzling light show, since the music’s fathoms-deep dubscapes and strategically predatory beats equaled the angular and smoky psychedelic visuals—each track already dazzled by a universe of deep-space stars, clouds of galactic gases, and the bright trails of wandering balls of ice. You will be proud that you live in Seattle when you hear this album