King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have released their sixteenth studio album K.G, as well as Live In S.F. ’16 (ATO Records), a live album recorded during the band’s 2016 U.S. tour stop at San Francisco venue The Independent. Stream/purchase K.G. HERE, and stream/purchase Live In S.F. ’16 HERE. K.G. will be available on CD on December 4, and on vinyl on December 11. In honor of the release, the band has shared a video for K.G. highlight “Intrasport,” which was directed by John Angus Stewart (Chunky Shrapnel).
“The clip was shot in my tiny studio apartment,” Stewart says. “For the main reason that it’s the smallest place I know that someone lives in. The aim was to find the 50/50 split: feeling lonely at a party but surrounded by people. Feeling like you are the only one there and that nobody really understands you (but you still have to bring it). I used 35mm anamorphic to give the small space as much panoramic effect as I could muster. Sometimes the smallest of spaces feel huge when you are partying, why do you think everyone always gathers in the kitchen or bathroom?”
Earlier this week, the band delighted fans with a full concert film accompanying Live In S.F. ’16. Unlike their previous film release with Chunky Shrapnel, fans are able to own the film with a purchase of a stream. Stream/purchase the Live In S.F. ’16 film HERE, and watch “Evil Death Roll” from the film HERE.
Following prior K.G. singles “Honey,” “Some of Us” and “Straws In The Wind,” King Gizzard released “Automation” along with the track’s raw audio and video files, which fans used to construct their own remixes of each. Find more info HERE. K.G. is the next chapter — Vol. 2, if you will — of the band’s previous explorations into microtonal tunings, first captured on their acclaimed 2017 album Flying Microtonal Banana.
PURCHASE/STREAM LIVE IN S.F. ’16 FULL CONCERT FILM