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Sub Pop hip hop duo THEESatisfaction return with EarthEE – hear 'Recognition' featuring Shabazz Palaces

Seattle’s Cat and Stas herald their return with a spiritual jazz influenced R&B jam.

THEESatisfaction will follow-up their excellent, stupidly underrated 2012 debut awE naturalE next February with a full-length titled EarthEE.

The Sub Pop-signed duo of Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White have once again hooked up with their labelmates Shabazz Palaces for the recording, with the first track ‘Recognition’ featuring vocals and (it sounds like) percussion from Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire. EarthEE also features contributions from the singular funk talent of Meshell Ndegeocello, recent Sub Pop signing Porter Ray and Taylor Brown.

Check out ‘Recognition’ below, which blends Sun Ra percussion with woozily hypnagogic synths and a sprinkle of prog-jazz, in the best possible way – as ever, Stas and Cat duo sound like no one but themselves. Props for the brilliant afrofuturistic artwork too. EarthEE is out on February 23 via Sub Pop.

The last thing we heard from the duo was this Anita Baker tribute mixtape.

Tracklist:

01 Prophetic Perfection
02 No GMO (feat. Taylor Brown)
03 Planet for Sale
04 Blandland (feat. Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces)
05 Fetch/Catch (feat. Taylor Brown)
06 Nature’s Candy
07 EarthEE (feat. Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray and Erik Blood)
08 Post Black, Anyway
09 Universal Perspective (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
10 WerQ (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
11 Sir Come Navigate (feat. Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces)
12 Recognition (feat. Shabazz Palaces and Erik Blood)
13 I Read You (feat. Erik Blood)

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