NEWS : TUE, OCT 30, 2018 at 6:59 AM

Shabazz Palaces Shares Official NSFW Video For “Déesse Du Sang” From Their 2017 Release ‘Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star’

European and U.K. dates supporting Ms. Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour begin November 17th.

Shabazz Palaces are sharing the official video for “Déesse Du Sang” from their acclaimed 2017 release, Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star. The ominous, slightly NSFW visual, is directed by returning director Stephan Gray (“Dawn In Luxor,” “Since C.A.Y.A.”).

SHABAZZ PALACES TOUR DATES

Shabazz Palaces European and UK tour dates in support of Quazarz Born On A Gangster Star, and Quazarz Vs. The Jealous Machines have been extended through February 2019. Beginning November 17th in Skopje, Macedonia and ending December 3rd, 2018 in London at O2 Arena, the group will support Ms. Lauryn Hill on the EU/UK edition of “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour.” Then in early 2019, Shabazz Palaces will return to the EU/UK a string of headlining dates beginning February 4th in Rotterdam at Bird and ending February 7th on London at Jazz Cafe. 

Nov. 17 - Skopje, MK - MKC*
Nov. 18 - Brussels, BE - Forest National*
Nov. 20 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena*
Nov. 21 - Paris, FR - AccorHotels Arena*
Nov. 23 - Glasgow, UK - SSE Hydro*
Nov. 26 - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena*
Nov. 27 - Birmingham, UK - Birmingham Arena*
Nov. 30 - Dublin, IE - 3Arena*
Dec. 03 - London, UK - O2 Arena*
Feb. 04 - Rotterdam, NL - Bird
Feb. 05 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Feb. 07 - London, UK - Jazz Cafe
*w/ Ms. Lauryn Hill

Quazarz Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines, the group’s third and fourth albums released in 2017, are available now on CD / LP / DL / CS / Illustrated album worldwide through Sub Pop [purchase it now here].  
 
What people are saying Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Starand  Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machinesand affiliated singles:  
“In thermodynamics, black bodies are both perfect absorbers and emitters of radiant energy. That seeming contradiction would not be lost on one Palaceer Lazaro, better known as Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces, who continues to find far-out ways to reflect and refract the sound and fury of popular culture and contemporary blackness…Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star…pushes an interstellar narrative that’s equal parts absurd and real…It’s a cosmic trip.  [Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star] - NPR Music

“The power of Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Starand Quazarz vs the Jealous Machinescomes from the way they spike their dense, abstract sound with moments of accessibility: a band broadening what they do without blunting their edge or losing their uniqueness.” - [4/5, Album of the Week] - The Guardian
 
“The pair’s music sounds like rap music viewed through a prism - a psychedelic reverie of glittering electronic textures and unconventional beats that’s sensual, expansive and disorientating….Like interstellar guides, they’re always positioned a little further out than their peers, and these two records offer suggested routes to an infinity of possible futures.” [8/10] - Uncut
 
“A thrilling excursion, possessing an otherworldly ambiance and substance you’ll spend months decoding, every spin yielding something new. Adventurous ears, listen up!” [4/5 stars] - MOJO
 
“Set Quazarz to stunning.” [4/5 stars] - Q
 
“The Quazarz suite is an unequivocal triumph.” - [9/10] - Loud & Quiet
 
“These exquisite new sonic meanderings conjure up the ghost of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.” [Record of the Month] - London In Stereo
 
“Both of Shabazz Palaces’ new albums are meticulously crafted, with an obscure narrative and arrangements so vivid they beckon you to unravel them.” [4/5 stars] -  The Skinny
 
“Digitally cut-up, delayed and reverberated, words tumble, swirl and spill, smearing themselves over fragmented beats and shimmering kaleidoscopic backdrops: strands of audio graffiti sprayed on walls that gleam, shift shape and then finally vanish.”  [Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star & Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines] Wire