Shabazz Palaces Announce New Album, Share Single “Shine A Light” And Tour Dates

Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star drops July 14 via Sub Pop.

April 25, 2017

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Afro-futurist hip-hop duo Shabazz Palaces are back with a new single from their upcoming album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star. The lyric video for "Shine A Light," which features Thaddillac, is streaming below. The new record is out July 14 via Sub Pop, and features appearances from the Strokes’ Julian Casblanacas, Thundercat, Gamble and Huff, and more.

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The new record is the story of "a sentient being from elsewhere" named Quazarz, according to a press release obtained by Pitchfork. Ishmael Butler a.k.a. Palaceer Lazaro shared a statement on the character:

I, Quazarz, Born On A Gangster Star, son only of Barbara Dream Caster and Reginald The Dark Hoper - he who rides on light - dreamer of the seventh dream and kissed eternal by Awet the Sun Scented - who far from home I found my same self differents in those constellies that be Dai at my weap-side immediate and all us Water Guild affiliates who revelries in the futures passed recordings and ceremonies flexing resplendent in the Paradise Sportif armor - raising these musics a joy/cry that way into these aquadescentdiamondized ethers of the Migosphere here on Drake world. Welcome To Quazarz.

Listen to "Shine A Light" below, followed by Shabazz Palaces's upcoming tour dates. Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star is out July 14 via Sub Pop.

Shabazz Palaces tour dates

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
08/23 - 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
09/02 - Montreal, Quebec - Theatre Fairmount
09/05 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair
09/06 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
09/07 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
09/08 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
09/11 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
09/15-17 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest at Douglas Park

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