Shabazz Palaces Announce Second New Album, Share "30 Clip Extension"
Published May 09, 2017Shabazz Palaces announced their plans to return with new LP Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star late last month, but that wasn't the only project they were keeping under wraps. A second companion LP, titled Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, will also arrive on July 14 through Sub Pop.
Described as the "extra-spatial twin" to the aforementioned Gangster Star, Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines tells the story of protagonist Quazarz and "his dazzling cohorts rising a collective Nah to the device and the guilds that proliferate them." The announcement comes alongside track "30 Clip Extension," which you can hear below via a new lyric video.
Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines was produced by the Palaceer Lazaro (Ishmael Butler) and Sunny Levine, and features appearances from Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance, Amir Yaghamai, John Carroll Kirby, Thaddillac, Morgan Henderson, the Shogun Shot, Laz, and Purple Tape Nate.
The full-length is also set to see release as a limited-edition illustrated album. Featuring illustrations by Joshua Ray Stephens, the book arrives August 18 in collaboration with Fantagraphics Books.
Read through the tracklist for Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines to watch the lyric video for "30 Clip Extension" below, where you'll also find Shabazz Palaces' upcoming tour dates. They include Canadian stops in Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City.
Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines:
1. Welcome to Quazarz
2. Gorgeous Sleeper Cell
5. Effeminence (ft. Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance)
6. Julian's Dream (ode to a bad) [ft. The Shogun Shot]
7. 30 Clip Extension
8. Love in the time of Kanye (ft. Purple Tape Nate)
9. Sabonim in the Saab on 'em
10. The SS Quintessence
11. Late night phone calls (ft. Laz)
12. Quazarz on 23rd
05/13 Seattle, WA - Upstream Music Fest + Summit 2017
08/16 Portland, OR - The Star Theater*
08/18 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall*
08/19 Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theatre*
08/20 Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
08/21 El Paso, TX - Lowbrow*
08/23 Austin, TX - Mohawk (Outdoor Stage)*
08/24 Dallas, TX - Club Dada*
08/25 Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon*
08/26 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*
08/27 Charleston, SC - Music Farm*
08/28 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle*
08/30 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups*
08/31 Detroit, MI - El Club*
09/01 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace*
09/02 Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount*
09/03 Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
09/05 Boston, MA - The Sinclair*
09/06 Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw*
09/07 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
09/08 Washington, DC - Black Cat*
09/09 Baltimore, DC - Ottobar*
09/11 Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
09/15 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest at Douglas Park
09/16 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest at Douglas Park
09/17 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest at Douglas Park
* with Porter Ray