Despite having no less than sixteen albums under their belt, 2020 hasn’t thrown any spanners in the works when it comes to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s release schedule. Having rolled out live album and accompanying documentary Chunky Shrapnel in the midst of lockdown back in April, the Aussie psych-rockers have now offered a remedy to our second-wave blues by announcing not one, but two albums.
K.G, the band’s first original offering since last year’s Infest the Rat’s Nest, and Live in San Francisco ’16 will both be released on 20th November. Typically, there’s a wealth of limited edition vinyl accompanying the releases, which will no doubt excite the numerous record collectors that the band have accumulated over the years.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the last few days in the Gizzverse, though, was the release of single ‘Automation’. Alongside the track, the band granted practically every musician and producer’s wishes. Both the stems to the track and a number of video clips have been uploading, inviting fans to create their own remixes and music videos. It’s rare to find a band so willing to share their secrets with fans and allow them to make their own creations; it’s both a testament to their values and a flawless marketing technique.
There’s still a little under a month to go until the release of the albums, but in the meantime ‘Automation’ is available to stream below: