Shabazz Palaces has previously announced the release of two new albums on Sub Pop in July, and now they’re sharing some music with us. “Since C.A.Y.A.,” the first track from the 1-2 punch of Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, “features dazzlingly funky bass licks by the magnificent Stephen ‘Thundercat’ Bruner and was produced by Knife Knights (aka Erik Blood and Shabazz’ Ishmael Butler), recorded and mixed by Blood at Protect and Exalt Labs: A Black Space in Seattle.”
These two fully-realized albums of new Shabazz Palaces material expand the Quazarz universe and tell the story of Quazarz, a “sentient being from somewhere else.”
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Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines will be released on July 14th on CD / LP / DL / CS and are now available for preorder from Sub Pop right over here. LP pre-orders for each album from megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the limited “Loser” edition on colored vinyl (…Jealous Machines on mashed-up purple; …Born on a Gangster Star on aluminum). Both albums can be purchased together as a special bundle, and there are also new t-shirt designs associated with each release (one for …Born on a Gangster Star and two for …vs. The Jealous Machines). Learn more at Sub Pop.