I’m pretty sure that King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard bring a new album out every week, but there are no complaints from me. The band have announced their second album of 2021, Butterfly 3000, which will be released on June 11th via the band’s own KGLW label. The band has decided to play this one close to their chest, drop the album in its entirety on June 11th without any advance singles, or share the album artwork, a cross-eyed autostereogram created by long-time collaborator Jason Galea. So the countdown to Butterfly 3000 begins now.
Their 18th studio album (18th!), Butterfly 3000, might be their most fearless leap into the unknown yet, a suite of ten songs that all began life as arpeggiated loops composed on modular synthesisers before being fashioned into addictive, optimistic and utterly seductive dream-pop by the six-piece. The album sounds simultaneously like nothing they’ve ever done before, and thoroughly, unmistakeably Gizz, down to its climactic neon psych-a-tronic flourish. This is undoubtedly the most accessible and jubilant album of their career.
King Gizzard, Butterfly 3000 Tracklisting
So…yes! I can’t really give you too much info about this as yet, but it’s something to look forward to, whatever the case. This band just keeps on giving — more than we handle, in all honesty. If you haven’t got round to it yet, listen to King Gizzards latest release, L.W., which was out on February 26th.
Not ones to let something like a global pandemic get in the way of releasing an album, L.W. was released just four months after K.G. and a double live album, Live in San Francisco, were released in November 2020. Never underestimate these guys frantic pace and work ethic.
King Gizzard Butterfly 3000 is released on 11th June. Pre-order here: https://kglw.lnk.to/butterfly3000
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