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Shabazz Palaces Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

Type:
Album
Release Date:
July 14, 2017
Catalog No:
SP1185
Label:
Sub Pop
Pre-order Streaming
Includes Downloads

This is a pre-order item. We will ship this item by July 14, 2017 unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.

PRE-ORDER DETAILS


  • There is ALSO a limited edition Illustrated Album format for Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines (which includes a digital download of the full album) available for pre-order OVER HERE that will ship out mid-August. All items on a pre-order will be held from shipping until the last pre-order is ready to be released, so be sure to place a separate order for that Illustrated Album if you don’t want to wait for your other items to ship in August when that format comes out!*
  • All customers who pre-order the LP version of Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines will receive the album on Loser Edition purple & blue swirl colored vinyl, while supplies last (available until you read right here that it’s no longer in stock!).
  • Customers will be given access to stream the full album one (1) week before release date from your SubPop.com account, with your pre-order of the album on any format. 
  • If you pre-ordered Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star between the dates of 4/25 & 5/08, be sure to check your inbox for an email from us that lets you know how to get a discount on both albums at checkout. 
  • All pre-orders will also receive any and all pre-release track downloads in advance of the album release as they are made public, which will be available from your SubPop.com account as they become available.
  • All physical pre-order items should ship out from our warehouse in Seattle, WA between 5-8 days before release date, so long as their are no delays in manufacturing that would push back this advance shipping timeline.
  • International orders may not arrive by release day as extra time must be taken into consideration for distance traveled and customs department clearance.
  • Black Up and Lese Majesty are also being released on cassette on 7/14 and will ship out at the same time as other pre-orders. 

**Be sure to check out the Illustrated Album format as well over here, which comes with a digital download of the full album.**

Quazarz came to the Earth from somewhere else, a musical ambassador from his place to ours. Somehow, through fire or through fury, the Palaceer of Shabazz Palaces caught wind of the tale, and it is through his prism that we hear the story.

The beach was there, and Atlaantiis, and chemical alterations and cell memories and Andre Norton, Richard K. Morgan, and always Octavia Butler. There were killings and there were votes, and brutality in both. There was sound and there were other worlds, and there was a vastness so participation sometimes came only at the edges. And the Palaceer coasted down with the alien notion, like Quazarz, and so became.

On Quazarz when they look at this place they see the inhabitants, the humans, but they don’t assess as we do. And so Quazarz was sent to meet a cat with vibration, a creative and courageous, caring, compassionate dude that stood out. The dude was a drug dealer, but that was neither here nor there, until his dealings squashed the rendezvous, leaving our alien alone to figure out what this place is really all about.

Coming from a simpler, more essential, innocent place, the hero could not make heads nor tails of most advancements. From an aerial view, he saw that a good percentage of earthly vibrations were on very small squares and it became his belief that this world was very disposable and the spans short. His opinion was not of anything good nor bad but simply the truth. The machines—he noted—though at the behest of their master’s voice, are scorned, and jealous as all hell.

And so the tale is told while surfing on the board of Shabazz Palaces, with its sturdy base angled for takeoff on a new trajectory. There is new blood and space and room to be different and have different assets and different art and different ways to talk and also open up some space inside to do something new. There are pages and there are drawings, and color and faces and inked dialogues written in ancient futuristic hieroglyph. There are scales and there is melody and there are Sunny days and there is Darkness, but that—it should be noted—to the Palaceer is not a lack of illumination or brightness. Maybe it is dark, but in it is always optimism and joy, a bright darkness and a full, hopeful one as well.

It comes in gold, and it comes for the night. And so Quazarz sang the Jealous Machines. And so too did the Jealous Machines sing the Gangster Star.

Shabazz Palaces Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

This is a pre-order item. We will ship this item by July 14, 2017 unless your order includes other pre-order items that ship later. All items in your order will ship together.

PRE-ORDER DETAILS


  • There is ALSO a limited edition Illustrated Album format for Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines (which includes a digital download of the full album) available for pre-order OVER HERE that will ship out mid-August. All items on a pre-order will be held from shipping until the last pre-order is ready to be released, so be sure to place a separate order for that Illustrated Album if you don’t want to wait for your other items to ship in August when that format comes out!*
  • All customers who pre-order the LP version of Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines will receive the album on Loser Edition purple & blue swirl colored vinyl, while supplies last (available until you read right here that it’s no longer in stock!).
  • Customers will be given access to stream the full album one (1) week before release date from your SubPop.com account, with your pre-order of the album on any format. 
  • If you pre-ordered Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star between the dates of 4/25 & 5/08, be sure to check your inbox for an email from us that lets you know how to get a discount on both albums at checkout. 
  • All pre-orders will also receive any and all pre-release track downloads in advance of the album release as they are made public, which will be available from your SubPop.com account as they become available.
  • All physical pre-order items should ship out from our warehouse in Seattle, WA between 5-8 days before release date, so long as their are no delays in manufacturing that would push back this advance shipping timeline.
  • International orders may not arrive by release day as extra time must be taken into consideration for distance traveled and customs department clearance.
  • Black Up and Lese Majesty are also being released on cassette on 7/14 and will ship out at the same time as other pre-orders. 

**Be sure to check out the Illustrated Album format as well over here, which comes with a digital download of the full album.**

Quazarz came to the Earth from somewhere else, a musical ambassador from his place to ours. Somehow, through fire or through fury, the Palaceer of Shabazz Palaces caught wind of the tale, and it is through his prism that we hear the story.

The beach was there, and Atlaantiis, and chemical alterations and cell memories and Andre Norton, Richard K. Morgan, and always Octavia Butler. There were killings and there were votes, and brutality in both. There was sound and there were other worlds, and there was a vastness so participation sometimes came only at the edges. And the Palaceer coasted down with the alien notion, like Quazarz, and so became.

On Quazarz when they look at this place they see the inhabitants, the humans, but they don’t assess as we do. And so Quazarz was sent to meet a cat with vibration, a creative and courageous, caring, compassionate dude that stood out. The dude was a drug dealer, but that was neither here nor there, until his dealings squashed the rendezvous, leaving our alien alone to figure out what this place is really all about.

Coming from a simpler, more essential, innocent place, the hero could not make heads nor tails of most advancements. From an aerial view, he saw that a good percentage of earthly vibrations were on very small squares and it became his belief that this world was very disposable and the spans short. His opinion was not of anything good nor bad but simply the truth. The machines—he noted—though at the behest of their master’s voice, are scorned, and jealous as all hell.

And so the tale is told while surfing on the board of Shabazz Palaces, with its sturdy base angled for takeoff on a new trajectory. There is new blood and space and room to be different and have different assets and different art and different ways to talk and also open up some space inside to do something new. There are pages and there are drawings, and color and faces and inked dialogues written in ancient futuristic hieroglyph. There are scales and there is melody and there are Sunny days and there is Darkness, but that—it should be noted—to the Palaceer is not a lack of illumination or brightness. Maybe it is dark, but in it is always optimism and joy, a bright darkness and a full, hopeful one as well.

It comes in gold, and it comes for the night. And so Quazarz sang the Jealous Machines. And so too did the Jealous Machines sing the Gangster Star.


Tracks

  1. Welcome to Quazarz
  2. Gorgeous Sleeper Cell
  3. Self-Made Follownaire
  4. Atlaantis
  5. Effeminence (feat. Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance)
  6. Julian's Dream (ode to a bad) [feat. The Shogun Shot]Julian's Dream (ode to a bad) [feat. The Shogun Shot]
  7. 30 Clip Extension30 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

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