We’re thrilled to share release details on behalf of THEESatisfaction’s EarthEE, the follow up to awE naturalE, the alternative R&B group’s critically acclaimed debut. The album will be available on CD / LP / DL February 23 in Europe and February 24 in North America via Sub Pop and is led by highlights “Recognition,” “Nature’s Candy,” and the title track.
EarthEE was produced by THEESatisfaction and Erik Blood, mixed by Blood at Protect and Exalt Labs: A Black Space and mastered by Adam Straney at BreakPoint Mastering in Seattle. The album also features guest appearances from Shabazz Palaces, Meshell Ndegeocello, Porter Ray, Blood and Taylor Brown which you can listen to via this link.
Preorders for EarthEE are now available from Sub Pop Mega Mart, iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp. All customers who pre-order the LP version of EarthEE from megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited “Loser Edition” on emerald-colored vinyl and a 7” single with “I Don’t Like You” on the A-side, and “Supa Dupa (Love Affair)” on the B-side (while supplies last). Additionally, there will be two-new T shirt designs available as stand-alone items or as part of a bundle with purchases of EarthEE.
1. “Prophetic Perfection”
2. “No GMO” (feat. Taylor Brown)
3. “Planet for Sale”
4. “Blandland” (feat. Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces)
5. “Fetch/Catch” (feat. Taylor Brown)
6. “Nature’s Candy”
7. “EarthEE” (feat. Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray and Erik Blood)
8. “Post Black, Anyway”
9. “Universal Perspective” (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
10. “WerQ” (feat. Meshell Ndegeocello)
11. “Sir Come Navigate” (feat. Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces)
12. “Recognition” (feat. Shabazz Palaces and Erik Blood)
13. “I Read You” (feat. Erik Blood)
About THEESatisfaction’s EarthEE by Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes:
- “Ibo chain mail,
Ashanti repetitive leaping.
It all bounces.
So too should you”
Neo-Ancient Nubian aphorism.
Once in Time, in an emerald veld of near solitude, Two met.
One Cat and One Stas. Born under different signs. Destined to shine under the same moons.
They agreed, upon meeting, that the old force fields rooted in sonics were necessary once again.
They commenced to make.
It was cold out. They made. It became warmer. They continued. The orb shone from above with intensity. They continued to make.
The trees shifted hues and shed…They made.
In this din, this mantra of making, they became Sisters of a very specific rite. Loyal.
Ethereal. The foundation of empires lost and regained.
In this din the force field grew.
The first time I saw them they glowed. They were palpable amongst the flat.
Regal in a manner that is now mostly forgotten.
Not generic in that description either. Specific.
As in the Queens of some Where. The Queens of some Thing.
Sorceress Queens who dealt in aural incantation architecture.
Possessors of keys to deeper feelings. Unlockers of healing.
I became a devotee to the sonic altars they had, and continue to construct.
One Cat. One Stas. Past Lovers. Present Friends. Future Deities.
THEESatisfaction. Exalted heavenward (outward, spaceward) upon the aurally offered
blood price of heavily scented continuum.
They made me for you.
Change is inevitable and necessary. It is the precursor to transcendence.
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