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Listen: Shabazz Palaces’ new song “Forerunner Foray”

on July 14, 2014, 11:50am

Later this month, Shabazz Palaces will release their new album, Lese Majesty. Based on early singles, including “They Come In Gold” and “#CAKE”, the Seattle art-rappers have updated the glitchy and hypnotic formula of 2011’s masterpiece Black Up. Now, they offer another eccentric and entrancing preview in “Forerunner Foray”.

With its fluttering synths, futuristic vocal chants, and cloudy, nigh-impenetrable atmospherics, “Forerunner Foray” may not be as dark as “#CAKE” but it’s still as vaguely ominous. Here, Palaceer Lazaro sounds both monstrous and robotic, his modulated vocals adding to the sense of foreboding that permeates throughout. Listen in below.

Lese Majesty arrives July 29th via Sub Pop.

Lese Majesty Tracklist:
01. Dawn In Luxor
02. Forerunner Foray
03. They Come In Gold
04. Solemn Swears
05. Harem Aria
06. Noetic Noiromantics
07. The Ballad Of Lt. Major Winnings
08. Soundview
09. Ishmael
10. …down 155th in the MCM Snorkel
11. Divine of Form
12. #CAKE
13. Colluding Oligarchs
14. Suspicion of a Shape
15. MindGlitch Keytar TM Theme
16. Motion Sickness
17. New Black Wave
18. Sonic MythMap for the Trip Back