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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard “Paper Mâché Dream Balloon”

Australian space cases and psyche-rock wizards, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are at it again. This year we had their more laid back and chill groovy tunes thanks to Quarters. 2014 had I’m In Your Mind Fuzz was all space age garage-rock goodness, it was experimental and we ate it up. Now, the band have just announced a new LP called Paper Mâché Dream Balloon and in true Lizard Wizard fashion there’s more to come as frontman  Stu Mackenzie explains…

After Mind Fuzz and Quarters I was starting to get over concept records. I wanted to make an album with a collection of short unrelated songs. I wanted to steer away from electric guitar music, which I feel like we’d explored pretty heavily on the last couple. So Paper Mache Dream Balloon, the concept-less concept album, got a concept.
No electric instruments, just acoustic guitars, flute, double bass, fiddle, harmonica, drum kit, clarinet. Whatever we could find really. We recorded it mostly in an empty shipping container on my parent’s farm in country Victoria. It was all horses, emus, and tim tams.

The album’s first released track is completely whimsical. It’s melodic and fused with breezy harmonies and catchy beats. Listen below.
Paper Mâché Dream Balloon is out on November 13th via ATO Records and you can look our for King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard near you at the dates below.
08/23 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
08/25 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
08/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
08/27 Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
08/28 Felton, CA @ Don Quixote’s
08/29 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
08/31 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
09/01 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
09/02 Seattle, WA @ Red Bull Sound Select at Barboza
09/03 Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
09/05 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
09/06 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
09/07 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
09/09 Austin, TX @ Red 7 (Inside)
09/10 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
09/11 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
09/12 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
09/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

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