Morning Hype! King Gizzard's Coming In HOT!
"It's supposed to be their heaviest album yet."
Those eight words will always make my ears perk up, but when they reference a band whose latest release was chock full of flutes and clarinets, they tend to echo just a tad louder. Don't get me wrong, King Gizzard and Lizard Wizard's most recent offering, Paper Mache Dream Balloon is a satisfying, if not ethereal, journey through the more mellow vibrations of pop psychedelia, but frankly, it just doesn't rip. And I like ripping. So when I opened my inbox and found their new, soon to be released opus Nonagon Infinity waiting for me, those eight words rang loud. And my God, were they ever an understatement. The first song explodes into the speakers, seemingly mid chord, and from there it simply just does not slow down. A nine song, full blast heavy psych assault on the listener's aural comfort. Each song is seamlessly blended into the next, creating an infinity loop of pure psychedelic riff rock that just begs to be left on. And on, and on and on. The onslaught begins April 29th. Tour dates below. Prepare yourself.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard 2016 North American Tour:
05/01 Austin, TX @ Levitation at Carson Creek Ranch * 05/02 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa * 05/03 Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe * 05/04 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge * 05/05 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl * 05/06 Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall * 05/07 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi * 05/08 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * 05/09 Cleveland, OH @ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum * 05/10 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground 05/11 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz 05/12 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace * 05/13 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair * 05/14 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom * 05/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts * 05/16 New York, NY @ Webster Hall # 05/18 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar * 05/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom * 05/22 Visalia, CA @ Cellar Door * 05/24 Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley * 05/25 San Francisco, CA @ Independent * 05/26 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios * 05/27 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios * 05/28 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre 05/30 George, WA @ Sasquatch Festival at The Gorge Amphitheater * w/ The Murlocs # w/ Mac DeMarco