Like any other music fan, I try to keep an eye out for anything related to my favorite acts. In the case of keeping up with Ish Butler and Tendai Maraire’s forward-thinking group Shabazz Palaces, they aren’t the easiest to track. A good old-fashioned internet search comes in handy and it has paid off recently. Before their most-celebrated achievement to date Black Up came to fruition on their label-home Sub Pop in ’11, the guys released two EPs (Of Light and a self-titled EP) shrouded in secrecy back in ’09. Since then both of the EPs since then were only made available in digital and CD formats, that is until now. I ran across some interesting listings for pre-orders regarding the EP red/green vinyl re-issues via Templar Label Group. I just knew there was something missing from my holiday wishlist.
To those that want to get familiar and who want another refreshing listen, stream a few tracks from each EP below:
Shabazz Palaces – “Find Out” (Of Light)
Shabazz Palaces – “Capital 5” (Shabazz Palaces)