Wednesday, May 15th: KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard is an Australian rock band formed in 2010 in Melbourne, Victoria.
Their sense of unfettered sonic exploration makes them easy to mistake them for a long-forgotten relic of the psych explosion of the '60s. With a far-out sound that, at times, feels barely held together, King Gizzard evoke the eclectic rock experimentation of Frank Zappa's early work with the Mothers of Invention, the anything-goes feeling of the Flaming Lips, and the demented glee of a random obscure '60s group plucked from a Pebbles compilation as they follow their musical flights of fancy wherever they might lead. Their prolific nature led them to release albums at a frenetic pace (14 since their formation); their intense desire to seek out new sounds -- from expansive jazz-rock to semi-acoustic ballads, and from sci-fi prog to trippy garage rock -- and follow new paths meant that every one of their multitude of releases sounded different from the last.
Their latest album, “Fishing For Fishies,” was recently added to WYCE’s library.