Shabazz Palaces to record live album at Jack White’s Third Man Studios in Nashville

Direct-to-acetate album will be recorded later this month

Shabazz Palaces will record a live, direct-to-acetate album at Jack White’s Third Man Studios in Nashville later this month.

According to Third Man’s website, the recording will take place on Saturday January 17 in the studio’s Blue Room. Fans who attend the performance will be able to pre-order the album on limited edition, blue-and-black split-colour vinyl.

“Very few records from last year got us as excited about the current state and hopeful for the future state of music as Shabazz Palaces’ Lese Majesty,” the statement read. “Easily the most oft-spun record on the Third Man office turntable in the second half of 2014, it was imperative that we bless the beginning of 2015 with a live direct-to-acetate recording from these psychedelic warriors from the Pacific Northwest.”

It continued: “Shabazz Palaces’ obstinately original oeuvre emanates from a fully formed higher conscious, they plant their flag in the outermost realms of the hip hop global soundscape where vibrations throb into beat-heavy explorations, chrome covered constellations of higher reveries each offering it’s own sonic boom.”

Other artists who have recorded in Third Man’s Blue Rooms include Tom Jones, Black Milk and the Insane Clown posse.

Shabazz Palaces released a new song entitled ‘Ham Sandwich’ last week with an accompanying message that read “Magic Makes the Music More”. The track is the Seattle-based hip hop group’s first new song since the release of their second LP ‘Lese Majesty’, which came out last July and featured guest spots from Erik Blood, Thadillac and THEESatisfaction’s Catherine Harris-White.

‘Less Majesty’ included the track “#CAKE”, which was remixed by indie band Animal Collective last month.