NEWS : TUE, JUN 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Listen: Shabazz Palaces Share The Hypnotic “Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad) [Feat. The Shogun Shot]” from Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines

Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines and Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star will be released July 14th through Sub Pop.

Shabazz Palaces just dropped a new track “Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad) [Feat. The Shogun Shot],” from the group’s forthcoming illustrated album, Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines  – the monozygotic twin to Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star – both available on July 14th.

…And Quazarz asked of Jules ‘Voz Brillo to exalt
and raise a joy cry with on this beat;
And Jules said “I shall” and did so, and in his heart,
he bade 
Quazarz well.
And for Shabazz, he laid up a crown of light, ‘beyond’ was his ascending refrain, and it was icy;
Quazarz waking lucid inside a Jules diamond dream,  pondered deeply the celestial humectation of his most favorite fruit.

And an “ode to a bad” is born.

- An excerpt from The Quazarian Sagas Volume 4: The Wisdoms; Date unknown.

[This “Julian’s Dream” illustration is part of the special-edition illustrated album - Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines - drawn by cartoonist Joshua Ray Stephens. The full-color, 32-page book includes a download code for the full album, and is available for preorder right here.]

“Julian’s Dream (ode to a bad) [Feat. The Shogun Shot]” was produced and recorded by The Palaceer Lazaro and Sonny Levine at Dror Lord Studios, with mixing by Kamal Humphrey at Kamal’s House. 


Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines and Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star will be released on July 14th on CD / LP / DL / CS and are now available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP pre-orders for each album from 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) [read more about it.].

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[Photo credit: Victoria Kovios]

Shabazz Palaces will support both Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines and Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star  with North American tour dates that resumes July 13th-16th at Cascadia Festival in Granite Falls, Washington and run through September 15th-17th for Chicago’s Riot Fest. Additionally, Shabazz Palaces is one of the three curators (alongside Grouper and Perfume Genius)  at this year’s Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands, to be held November 9th-12th. 

Shabazz Palaces Tour Dates + Ticket Links

Jul. 13-16 - Granite Falls, WA - Cascadia Festival
Aug. 16 - Portland, OR - The Star Theater*
Aug. 18 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall*
Aug. 19 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theatre*
Aug. 20 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom*
Aug. 21 - El Paso, TX - Lowbrow*
Aug. 23 - Austin, TX - Mohawk (Outdoor Stage)*
Aug. 24 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada*
Aug. 25 - Baton Rouge, LA - Spanish Moon*
Aug. 26 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*
Aug. 27 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm*
Aug. 28 - Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle*
Aug. 30 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups*
Aug. 31 - Detroit, MI - El Club*
Sep. 01 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace*
Sep. 02 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount*
Sep. 03 - Quebec City, QC - Le Cercle
Sep. 05 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair*
Sep. 06 - Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw*
Sep. 07 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
Sep. 08 - Washington, DC - Black Cat*
Sep. 09 - Baltimore, DC - Ottobar*
Sep. 11 - Asheville, NC - The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
Sep. 15 - 17 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest at Douglas Park
Nov. 09-12 - Utrecht, NL - Le Guess Who? Festival
*w/ Porter Ray

Posted by Rachel White