Sunday, July 22, 2018

Introducing: Knife Knights

Knife Knights brings together two treasured figures of the Seattle music scene.  One is Ishmael Butler, who former projects include Digable Planets and Shabazz Palaces.  The other is Erik Blood -- musician, composer, and producer.  And while Blood has moved to Los Angeles, his studio , and many meaningful connections, remain in Seattle.  While Butler and Blood have collaborated over the years, Knife Knights is, to our knowledge, the first time they have presented themselves as a band.  Based on the evidence provided below, we can lament that it didn't happen sooner.  The fruits of their union is the eleven track 1 Time Mirage, which will be released by Sub Pop in September.  The album finds the duo, and a cast of talented friends, in fine form, adventurously combining hip hop, shoegaze, and electronic, with a barrel full of bass.

We will have more on the album in a few weeks, but for now we suggest you stream the tracks below and watch the video.

Sub Pop Records

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