King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard shared details of the three new albums set for release in October through the Australian band’s KGLW label. The ever-prolific rockers issued the 10-minute single, “Ice V,” from the first of the trio of LPs to come out, Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava, which arrives on October 7.
‘King Gizzard & The Lizzard Wizard presented Butterfly 3001 today through their KGLW label. The LP is a remix album of the Melbourne, Australia-based, genre-blending psych-rockers’ 2021 album, Butterfly 3000. The remix record boasts a different song sequence along with multiple versions of the same track reimagined by different artists including DJ Shadow, The Flaming Lips, Peaches, Scientist, DāM-FunK, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Confidence Man, Terry Tracksuit and more.’
“Aussie rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will release their 17th studio album, L.W., next Friday, February 26. The band previewed the nine-track LP with the video for “Pleura,” which was played live and filmed earlier today in Melbourne.
L.W. serves as a companion to King Giz’s November 2020 studio album, K.G.. Additionally, the LP is the third volume in the group’s exploration of microtonal tunings following 2017’s Flying Microtonal Banana and K.G.. The band previously shared L.W. singles “O.N.E.” and “If Not Now, Then When?”
FUZZ — consisting of Ty Segall, Charles Moothart and Chad Ubovich — will hit the road for a tour in 2020 after a five-year hiatus. The band’s first North American tour since Winter 2015 will span both coasts and includes stops at a number of cities in between.
The trio starts the tour at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on May 27. FUZZ’s West Coast swing also includes dates in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Sacramento, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles. It’s then off to the Midwest for shows in Chicago and Cleveland ahead of a trip to Canada for performances in Toronto and Montreal. FUZZ ends the run in the Northeast with concerts in Cambridge (Massachusetts), New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Segall plays drums, Moothart is on guitar and Ubovich holds down the bass role in FUZZ and each share vocal duties. An announcement of the tour notes, “there will be additional FUZZ-related news in the coming weeks.” Tickets go up for grabs this Friday, January 31 at 10 a.m. CT.
Mikal Cronin shared his first new solo music in four years with the single “Undertow.” The Los Angeles-based musician and longtime Ty Segall associate recorded the track at Palmetto Studios with a band that featured William Tyler on guitar.