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