Shabazz Palaces shares “Binoculars (feat. Royce The Choice),” the official video for the first single from Robed in Rareness (Sub Pop), his forthcoming mini album out October 27, 2023. Pitchfork says the single “sounds like it’s coming from a gravity-free bunker.” The visual stars Shabazz Palaces’ Ishmael Butler and Seattle’s Royce The Choice and is directed by Stephan Gray (“Motion Sickness,” “Dawn in Luxor”).
Robed in Rareness is the first full collection of new material since The Don of Diamond Dreams, their critically acclaimed LP released in 2020. The new album features collaborations from the aforementioned Royce The Choice, plus Colorado Springs’ O Finess, The Bronx’s Geechi Suede (of Camp Lo fame), Butler’s twin Lavarr the Starr, and his son, the incomparable Lil Tracy.
Robed in Rareness was produced by Shabazz Palaces, mixed by Erik Blood, and engineered by Ishmael Butler and Blood at Studio4 West in Venice, California, with mastering by Warren Defever at Third Man Mastering.