For the past few months, we’ve been pretty excited about the release of the new album from Seattle avant-soul lady-duo THEESatisfaction. You already heard “QueenS” and “Enchantruss,” which were impressive on their own, but the entire album is very strong and never boring. The album, titled “awE naturalE,” was entirely produced by the ladies themselves, Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, better known as Stas and Cat. Shabazz Palaces are also featured on two tracks, which makes for an unbeatable combination of groove and flow utterly unique to the two groups. One thing is for sure, THEESatisfaction are unlike anything you’ve heard before, and that plays undeniably to their advantage as they attempt to distance themselves from today’s well-known hip-hop artists. Additionally, it should be noted that Stas and Cat put on a fantastic live show, and we can’t wait to see what they have for us at Sasquatch this year. Stream the album right here via NPR.
Last month, we brought you THEESatisfaction‘s new track, “QueenS“, in anticipation of their upcoming album, awE NaturalE. The full album is set to be released on March 27th, and today, we bring you another single off the album. This one is called “Enchantruss,” and it features the duo’s trademark mellow, soul-fused overlapping vocals and slightly dissonant harmonies. The track includes a fantastic appearance by Shabazz Palaces. Both of these incredible groups will be performing at Sasquatch! in May, and you won’t want to miss either one, because they are some of the most unique and downright interesting musical artists out there right now. Listen to “Enchantruss” right here:
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Yesterday, we honored the late, great J Dilla by posting an interview he did on the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Show on BBC Radio One. At the same time as we were posting that legendary interview, one of our favorite contemporary hip hop duos was speaking with Mr. Peterson. Stas and Cat of THEESatisfaction dished with Peterson on their musical backgrounds, the “fusion” of sounds in the Seattle music scene and their favorite female poets. Both Stas and Cat are quite eloquent and the interview is a great listen. The jazz heavy show also features the new James Blake D’angelo remix and of course a Dilla track. You can find the tracklist for show here and stream/download it below.
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Seattle avant-soul goddesses THEESatisfaction recently signed to Sub Pop, and will be among our most-anticipated Sasquatch 2012 artists this coming May. They are definitely worth a listen. Today, they released a new track off their upcoming album, awE NaturalE, due out on March 27th. Listen to and download the track over at The Fader.
THEESatisfaction also has quite a few upcoming tour dates, so hopefully you’ll be able to catch them live:
THEESatisfaction 2012 Tour Dates:
02/18 – Seattle, WA @ Town Hall
03/09 – Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
03/13-18 – Austin, TX @ South by Southwest
03/27 – Seattle, WA @ Easy Street
03/29 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
04/04 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
04/05 – Amiens, FR @ La Lune Des Pirates
04/06 – Lille, FR @ Aeronef
04/09 – Lyon, FR @ TBA
04/11 – Angers, FR @ Chabada
04/12 – Tours, FR @ Temps Machine
04/13 – Poitiers, FR @ Confort Moderne
04/15 – Madrid, ES @ Festival Electronica
04/17 – Lisbon, PT @ ZDB
04/20 – Bristol, UK @ Start the Bus
04/21 – Glasgow, UK @ Arches
04/23 – Brighton, UK @ Hope
04/24 – London, UK @ White Heat
05/25-28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival