Shabazz Palaces announces new album

Shabazz Palaces announces new release 'Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines',
Shabazz Palaces

Shabazz Palaces will release Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, the twin to Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, on July 14th via Sub Pop Records. The album was produced by the Palaceer Lazaro and Sunny Levine, recorded in Seattle at Protect and Exalt Labs: A Black Space and in Marina Del Rey at Dror Lord Studios, and mixed by Levine and Kamal Humphrey at Kamal’s House Studio. Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines is a second, fully-realized album of new material that expands the Quazarz universe.

Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines tells the tales of Quazarz, that sent sentient from some elsewhere. A wave warrior wielding his sonic sword. Posted to the turnt-up states of Amurderca here on the Gangster Star to chronicle, explore and enjoy as a musical emissary. He discovers a world where humankind’s relationship with their tech-devices has become weirdly sensual, seducing a sedentary seamlessness with humans, while capturing and incarcerating the results of their imagination. Quazarz vs The Jealous Machines finds our protagonist with his dazzling cohorts rising a collective Nah to the device and the guilds that proliferate them.

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines will also be available as a special-edition illustrated album: illustrated by cartoonist Joshua Ray Stephens this full-color, hand-numbered, 32-page book includes a download code for the full album. Joshua Ray Stephens worked directly with Shabazz Palaces to interpret the album track-by-track, creating a cohesive whole that synchronizes music and image. Printed in a large 11” x 17” format, with saddle-stitch binding, this limited-edition art piece further expands the ambitious universe of Quazarz and Shabazz Palaces. The illustrated album version of Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines will be released in collaboration with Fantagraphics Books on Friday, August 18th.

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Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines

1. Welcome to Quazarz
2. Gorgeous Sleeper Cell
3. Self-MadeFollownaire
5. Effeminence (feat. Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance)
6. Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad) (feat. The Shogun Shot)
7. 30 Clip Extension
8. Love in the time of Kanye (feat. Purple Tape Nate)
9.Sabonim in the Saab on ‘em
10. The SS Quintessence
11. Late night phone calls (feat. Laz)
12.Quazarz on 23rd

Tour Dates

May 13 – Seattle, WA – Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017
Aug. 16 – Portland, OR – The Star Theater*
Aug. 18 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*
Aug. 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theatre*
Aug. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom*
Aug. 21 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow*
Aug. 23 – Austin, TX – Mohawk (Outdoor Stage)*
Aug. 24 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
Aug. 25 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon*
Aug. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
Aug. 27 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm*
Aug. 28 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
Aug. 30 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups*
Aug. 31 – Detroit, MI – El Club*
Sep. 01 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
Sep. 02 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmount*
Sep. 03 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
Sep. 05 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair*
Sep. 06 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw*
Sep. 07 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
Sep. 08 – Washington, DC – Black Cat*
Sep. 09 – Baltimore, DC – Ottobar*
Sep. 11 – Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
Sep. 15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest at Douglas Park
Sep. 16 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest at Douglas Park
Sep. 17 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest at Douglas Park
*w/ Porter Ray


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