Shabazz Palaces share “When Cats Claw,” a new offering from Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star
Iron & Wine will release Beast Epic, his first new material in over four years. It is available worldwide starting August 25th. The new long player features eleven new compositions that share a certain kinship with his earlier material. Continue reading
This Friday, May 12th, Sub Pop will release The Bob’s Burgers Music Album: a massive collection of 107 songs from the first 107 episodes of 20th Century Fox Television’s Emmy-award winning hit comedy. The album features music performed by the main cast members – Bob (H. Jon Benjamin) and Linda (John Roberts) and their children Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) – singing original songs that build on the show’s unique sense of humor. Continue reading
Shabazz Palaces to release Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star worldwide through Sub Pop on July 14th
Photo credit: Victoria Kovios
Shabazz Palaces will release the Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star, their spectral third album, worldwide on July 14th through Sub Pop. The album, featuring highlights “Shine A Light” (ft. Thaddillac), “Since Caya,” and “Moon Whip Quaz” (ft. Darrius), was produced by Knife Knights (aka Ishmael Butler and Erik Blood) and recorded and mixed by Blood at Protect and Exalt Labs: A Black Space in Seattle. Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star is the follow-up and first batch of new material since the group’s critically acclaimed Lese Majesty, which was released in 2014.
You can now watch a lyric video for “Shine A Light” directed by Cristina T. Bercovitz and Jonathan Snipes of Clipping [watch here].
Quazarz: Born On A Gangster Star serves as both an introduction and tells the tale of Quazarz, a sentient being from somewhere else, an observer sent here to Amurderca to chronicle and explore as a musical emissary. What he finds in our world is a cutthroat place, a landscape where someone like him could never quite feel comfortable amidst all the brutality and alternative facts and death masquerading as connectivity.
The Palaceer of Shabazz Palaces says of his extraterrestrial persona: “I, Quazarz, Born On A Gangster Star, son only of Barbara Dream Caster and Reginald The Dark Hoper – he who rides on light – dreamer of the seventh dream and kissed eternal by Awet the Sun Scented – who far from home I found my same self differents in those constellies that be Dai at my weap-side immediate and all us Water Guild affiliates who revelries in the futures passed recordings and ceremonies flexing resplendent in the Paradise Sportif armor – raising these musics a joy/cry that way into these aquadescent diamondized ethers of the Migosphere here on Drake world. Welcome To Quazarz.”
Pre-order your copy of the album HERE or at your local record store!
Listen to The Afghan Whigs “Arabian Heights,”
from the forthcoming new album In Spades
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Late last night, Father John Misty delivered a stellar performance of “Ballad of the Dying Man” from Pure Comedy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Continue reading
Tim Showalter, better known as ‘Strand Of Oaks’ performs a track hot off his latest album ‘Hard Love’ Live on CONAN!
Pissed Jeans “The Bar is Low ” is the lead single from Why Love Now, the band’s fifth album, out today worldwide on Sub Pop. The song is now the subject of a humorous new video, helmed by returning director Joe Stakun (“Bathroom Laughter,” “Romanticize Me,” “Boring Girls”). “The Bar Is Low” follows the members of Pissed Jeans on a trip to the gym. Except they don’t know how to properly use the equipment. Continue reading