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Twin albums Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs The Jealous Machines out Friday July 14 on Sub Pop via Inertia Music

Shabazz Palaces have released “When Cats Claw”, an icy new track from the group’s forthcoming Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star – the extra-spatial twin to Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines out Friday July 14 on Sub Pop via Inertia Music.


“When Cats Claw” was produced by Knife Knights (aka Ishmael Butler and Erik Blood), recorded and mixed by Blood at Protect and Exalt Labs: A Black Space in Seattle. The track premiered via Rolling Stone along with an in depth interview.

Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines are the follow-up and first batch of new material since the group’s critically acclaimed Lese Majesty, which was released in 2014.

Shabazz Palaces
Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star

1. Since C.A.Y.A
2. When Cats Claw
3. Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)
4. Dèesse Du Sang
5. Eel Dreams (feat. Loud Eyes Lou)
6. Parallax (feat. The Palaceer Lazaro)
7. Fine Ass Hairdresser
8. The Neurochem Mixalogue
9. That’s How City Life Goes
10. Moon Whip Quäz (feat. Darrius)
11. Federalist Papers

Shabazz Palaces
Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

1. Welcome to Quazarz
2. Gorgeous Sleeper Cell
3. Self-MadeFollownaire
5. Effeminence (feat. Fly Guy Dai of Chimurenga Renaissance)
6. Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad) (feat. The Shogun Shot)
7. 30 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

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines by Shabazz Palaces is out Friday July 14
on Sub Pop via Inertia Music
Pre-order it here:

Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star by Shabazz Palaces is out Friday July 14
on Sub Pop via Inertia Music
Pre-order it here:
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