Artist of The Day: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

posted by Shane German on 05/15/2019

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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.

Wikipedia, AllMusic

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