Following the announcement of their upcoming Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star album dropping July 14, Shabazz Palaces says a second album titled Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines will release on the same day through label Sub Pop.
Both projects will be the duo’s first full body of work since 2014’s Lese Majesty which featured popular track “Forerunner Foray.”
The conceptual albums from the Seattle experimental group reportedly tell the of a “sentient being from somewhere else” and 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.” Expect guest appearances from Thundercat, Gamble and Huff among others.
It’s also worth noting that Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines features a track titled “Love in the time of Kanye” (featuring Purple Tape Nate) that could likely induce some conversation courtesy of its big name subject.
Cartoonist Joshua Ray Stephens will illustrate a limited-edition book based on Quazars vs. The Jealous Machines. According to reports, the 32-page book is slated to drop August 18.
Watch the video for “Shine A Light” featuring Thaddillac below.
Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines Tracklisting
01 Welcome to Quazarz