Shabazz Palaces are back at it with a lovely new song titled “Shine A Light.” Fused with old school melodies and that signature psychedelic-super-galactic Shabazz sound, the track features the velvety vocals of Thaddillac.
The duo made up of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire will be dropping their new album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star on July 14 via Subpop Records. Preorder the album here.
No doubt, “Shine A Light” is as smooth as ever, and as Tendai Maraire shared on his Facebook page, Shabazz Palaces are “back from everywhere to bring you the future.” Aside from the track’s slick production and sound — and like much of Shabazz’s work — the duo had some choice words to share. The new album will reveal the story of Quazarz, an alien being sent to “Amurderca to chronicle and explore as a musical emissary.”
The “transmission” goes a lot deeper. You can read it in all its entirety here. We highly recommend you do!
Shabazz Palaces at The Regent, Los Angeles
Shabazz Palaces have announced a Los Angeles show date at the Regent Theatre in Downtown LA. The duo will perform on Saturday Aug 19 with doors at 8:30 p.m. The event is 18-and-over, and tickets are priced at $17.50 – $22.50.
Shabazz Palaces 2017 Tour Dates
05.13.17: Upstream Music Fest + Summit (Seattle, WA)
08.16.17: Star Theater (Portland, OR)
08.18.17: Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA)
08.19.17: The Regent Theater (Los Angeles, CA)
08.20.17: Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix, AZ)
08.23.17: Mohawk (Austin, TX)
08.24.17: Dada Dallas (Dallas, TX)
08.25.17: The Spanish Moon (Baton Rouge, LA)
08.26.17: Terminal West (Atlanta, GA)
08.27.17: Music Farm (Charleston, SC)
08.28.17: Cat’s Cradle (Carrboro, NC)
08.30.17: Ace of Cups (Columbus, OH)
08.31.17: El Club (Detroit, MI)
09.02.17: Théâtre Fairmount (Montreal, Canada)
09.05.17: The Sinclair (Cambridge, MA)
09.06.17: Warsaw (Brooklyn, NY)
09.07.17: Union Transfer (Philadelphia, PA)
09.08.17: Black Cat (Washington, D.C.)
09.11.17: The Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
09.16.17: Riot Fest (Chicago, IL)