Track of the Day: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Straws In The Wind

Hot off the heels of last month’s drop ‘Some of Us’, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard haven’t kept fans waiting long for new music. Yesterday, the psych-rockers released new single ‘Straws In The Wind’, a gloriously warped microtonal affair.

‘Straws In The Wind’ is the third release from the band over the last few months, following on from ‘Honey’ and ‘Some of Us’ (both of which we covered in previous TOTD instalments). ‘Straws In The Wind’ is similar stylistically to its predecessors, prominently featuring the famous Microtonal Banana guitar to give a laid-back, groovy vibe. The band have long hinted that their upcoming project will heavily feature microtonal instruments – a sequel of sorts to fan-favourite album Flying Microtonal Banana. On ‘Straws In The Wind’, Frontman Stu Mackenzie hands over lead vocal duties to keys player Ambrose Kenny-Smith, giving the track a fresh take whilst retaining the band’s core psych elements.

The music video that accompanies the track is characteristically trippy, directed by the band’s long-time collaborator Jason Galea. Shot as if on a VCR camera, the video takes the band right back to the 80s.

Whilst the band now stand at a meagre six members following drummer Eric Moore’s exit three weeks ago, ‘Straws In The Wind’ solidifies that the band remain as strong as ever. We’re sure there’ll be more where this came from before long.

Check out the bizarre video for ‘Straws In The Wind’ below.

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