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Hustle Hound
Oct 21, 2012

all is known
king gizzard put out a single recently and the last thread is archive vaulted, so let's make a new thread.

king gizzard and the lizard wizard is a wild and crazy band. they've put out a bazillion albums of almost every guitar-oriented genre imaginable (and some non-guitar-oriented genres) and are one of the best touring bands of the current century.

who are they?

left to right: ambrose kenny-smith, joey walker, michael "cavs" cavanagh, cook craig, stu mackenzie, eric moore (2010-2020 :(), lucas harwood (n skinner).

stu is the main songwriter and frontman of the group. ambrose, joey, and cook have all helped with writing and sung on tracks in the past as well. they mostly play the instruments you see in this image.

what are they like as a live band?
here are some good sets:
Ancienne Belgique 2016
KEXP 2 (Flying Microtonal Banana stuff)
KEXP 4 (Polygondwanaland/Gumboot Soup stuff)
KEXP 6 (Ice Death Planets etc. stuff)
Cabaret Vert 2016 (Nonagon Infinity in its entirety)

they've also put out a bunch of live albums since i made this thread, many of which are available via their bootlegger program(me).

what have they recorded?
when i first wrote this OP in summer 2020 there were 2 EPs and 15 studio albums. as of halloween 2022 there are 3 EPs and 23 studio albums. i used to have a short explanation of all of the albums here but frankly it is too much work to keep up with their discography at this point.

many people suggest starting with the album i'm in your mind fuzz, which is quite good, but i think gumboot soup has a wider range of different styles. for individual songs, try "sense", "cellophane", "nuclear fusion", "beginner's luck", or "crumbling castle" (listed in increasing order of length)

videos?
they have a lot of interesting videos. here are some notable music videos:
the river
robot stop
rattlesnake
ice v

there is also a 2 hour documentary called BOOTLEG HOLIDAY FROM HELL as well as "making of"-type documentaries Peeling the Flying Microtonal Banana, How to gut a Fishie, and Ratty.

here's the new single (or at least it was new when i made this thread):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADj2jDqT4uY
seems like they're making a second microtonal album, which is pretty exciting.

Hustle Hound fucked around with this message at 15:18 on Jan 28, 2023

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Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

:swoon: MURALI :swoon:


My cool idea for a band in highschool was to have 2 drummers. Turns out I was a genius.

Pontificating Ass
Aug 2, 2002

What Doth Life?
Is the name of the band a joke??

Odoyle
Sep 9, 2003
Odoyle Rules!
These guys are something else. Theyve got something for everybody with their relentless genre exploration. Polygondwanaland is hands-down my favorite record of 2017.

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012

I tried listening to their 'thrash' record and it sounded like they'd maybe heard an 80s thrash album once at some point and had no good riffs. More evidence that genre eclecticism is fail!

sporklift
Aug 3, 2008

Feelin' it so hard.

I saw them in a small theater a couple days before they released Murder the Universe and they played a track or two from it along with a lot of Microtonal Banana. The droning aspect of their music along with the repetitive CG visuals made me feel like I was going in and out of a trance. I think they brainwashed us. But it was a cool show. All the young 20 somethings were up front dancing, the 30's-40's crowd was in the middle absorbing and the older hippie folks sitting in the back.

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

:swoon: MURALI :swoon:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE_muDsndyU

Eric's left the band to focus on their record label. :(

Hustle Hound
Oct 21, 2012

all is known

Ratios and Tendency posted:

Eric's left the band to focus on their record label. :(

that's pretty sad, but it makes sense as he's hardly been on any of the records in years. sucks that he won't be going on tour anymore either

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004

A human heart posted:

I tried listening to their 'thrash' record and it sounded like they'd maybe heard an 80s thrash album once at some point and had no good riffs. More evidence that genre eclecticism is fail!

Extremely wrong-pinion.

Infest the rats nest was the best metal album released that year without question.

Hustle Hound
Oct 21, 2012

all is known
new albums yesterday: K.G. (the second microtonal album) and Live in San Francisco '16 (from 8 albums ago). K.G. was pretty good, i wasn't expecting this music to be groovy, especially with "intrasport" which is basically dance music down to the drum machines and the fuckin EQ sweep lmao

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012

Laserface posted:

Extremely wrong-pinion.

Infest the rats nest was the best metal album released that year without question.

There's barely any thrash in it, it's a joke.

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

:swoon: MURALI :swoon:


New album KG part 2 out next week lmao

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006

The new album might be my favorite of their releases. It's really good.

This says the next album is just a live show from 2016:

https://pitchfork.com/news/king-gizzard-and-the-lizard-wizard-announce-2-albums-share-new-song-automation-listen/

Where did you see something about part two of KG?

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

:swoon: MURALI :swoon:


On their Twitter.

https://twitter.com/kinggizzard/status/1333291058839441408

and then

https://twitter.com/kinggizzard/status/1333603320993173504

although this one might be referencing a second pressing for KG idk I'm a little confused.

Ratios and Tendency fucked around with this message at 04:27 on Dec 2, 2020

Laserface
Dec 24, 2004

A human heart posted:

There's barely any thrash in it, it's a joke.

i refuse to believe anyone can hold this opinion that has listened to the album.

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012

Laserface posted:

i refuse to believe anyone can hold this opinion that has listened to the album.

I have listened to the album. Most of the songs are closer to stoner rock with proto metal leanings than anything else, it's like offbrand High On Fire with totally forgettable riffs, and when they did remember to put in a thrash section in it's totally unremarkable. Calling it the best metal album of 2019 is laughable and I suspect indicates more a lack of familiarity with the albums that came out that year than anything else. It's a 35 minute album(similar length to a lot of absolute classic thrash records) and yet it just drags along, it should be illegal to release a metal album with riffs this boring.

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

:swoon: MURALI :swoon:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC-cJvIZiRo

ThePopeOfFun
Feb 15, 2010

came to see what the Zard is about and a FRIGHTENING metal take jumped out from under the living room rug.

live album was getting pretty fun, but I had to check out the metal thing and woo boy it aint any thrashola I've ever laid ear on

Hustle Hound
Oct 21, 2012

all is known
oh yeah, new single:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntbNRUycbD4

good news metal fans, looks like they're doing a third microtonal album with what appears to be chiller vibes (e: following the first 50 seconds or so which i think starts exactly where the last album leaves off)

also i have tickets to see them at the kings theatre in brooklyn barring any major cataclysm in the next 10 months. i'm hype as gently caress

Hustle Hound fucked around with this message at 15:27 on Dec 15, 2020

Harminoff
Oct 24, 2005

👽
New album of older tracks, free with a cool twist


https://kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com/bootlegger

spckr
Aug 3, 2014

here we go
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPJm7lYMjJs

Vegastar
Jan 2, 2005

Tigers will do anything for a tuna sandwich.


LW is out on Bandcamp now: https://kinggizzard.bandcamp.com/album/l-w

Static Electricity and Supreme Ascendency are early favorites, the intro on static is just too good.

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

:swoon: MURALI :swoon:


LW is super good. KGLW taken as a double album might actually be in the running to dethrone Nonagon for me.

Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

:swoon: MURALI :swoon:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X_LVeLFrA8

Vaah
Dec 25, 2008

:shittydog:


New Gizz in the pipe:

https://twitter.com/kinggizzard/status/1391890255234621444?s=19

Hustle Hound
Oct 21, 2012

all is known

Hustle Hound posted:

also i have tickets to see them at the kings theatre in brooklyn barring any major cataclysm in the next 10 months. i'm hype as gently caress

they rescheduled the tour to next year and cancelled the event in nyc :( their instagram says they are moving the event to a bigger venue but drat when am i gonna see this band

Brock Samson
May 13, 2003

I let you know me, see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn't want it.

It sucks. Sucks that I can't see them at Red Rocks this year and extra sucks that they are doing this https://carriageworks.com.au/events/king-gizzard-the-lizard-wizard/ and I can't get there.

Harminoff
Oct 24, 2005

👽

Brock Samson posted:

It sucks. Sucks that I can't see them at Red Rocks this year and extra sucks that they are doing this https://carriageworks.com.au/events/king-gizzard-the-lizard-wizard/ and I can't get there.

Weird, I've never seen a band post a setlist pre show like that. Kinda takes the surprise out of it a bit.

me your dad
Jul 25, 2006

I'm hoping they'll make a live album out of each night.

Brock Samson
May 13, 2003

I let you know me, see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn't want it.

Another free microtonal show

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbjZ-jZnoss

Some deep cuts in here, definitely check out The Book

Brock Samson fucked around with this message at 01:43 on May 30, 2021

Simone Magus
Sep 30, 2020

by VideoGames
Maybe my favorite band that's currently active

Listening to related artists on Spotify is also how I heard Tropical gently caress Storm, who also are awesome

Vaah
Dec 25, 2008

:shittydog:


Cavs and PHC just dropped a nearly 10 minute cinematic drum solo and it kicks rear end.

https://youtu.be/KSAP-dVNa-s

Brock Samson
May 13, 2003

I let you know me, see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn't want it.

Cavs more like Calves

Vaah
Dec 25, 2008

:shittydog:


Heard some previews off of BF3K and it sounds absolutely bonkers, I can't wait to hear this album in full.

Vegastar
Jan 2, 2005

Tigers will do anything for a tuna sandwich.


Been listening to the leaked copy all morning because I'm an impatient little poo poo.

It's wonderful. Really great change of pace after the double-whammy of microtonals, super chill and floaty, but a pleasantly tight production after feeling that KG and LW were mixed pretty fuzzy.

Butterfly 3000, Catching Smoke and Blue Morpho are the big standouts for me so far.

Vaah
Dec 25, 2008

:shittydog:


It's out on Bandcamp now: https://kinggizzard.bandcamp.com/album/butterfly-3000

It's such a departure from their normal sound but still so "Them". Absolutely incredible and I need to listen to it a few more times, but I think this is going to be up there as one of their best albums.

Brock Samson
May 13, 2003

I let you know me, see me. I gave you a rare gift, but you didn't want it.

Interior People is a real standout for me. I'll be curious to see if any songs end up big from getting on dreampop/chillwave/whatever the kids call it these days playlists.

BONESAWWWWWW
Dec 23, 2009



They weren't lying. Try the ol' magic eye trick on this:


Loving this album.

Simone Magus
Sep 30, 2020

by VideoGames

BONESAWWWWWW posted:

They weren't lying. Try the ol' magic eye trick on this:


Loving this album.

that's an EXTREMELY intricate Magic Eye, holy heck

listened to the record today and I like it a lot. reminds me a bit of Dan Deacon, especially "Shanghai".

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Ratios and Tendency
Apr 23, 2010

:swoon: MURALI :swoon:


Album owns, what a great loving band.

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