Published Aug 17, 2015Australian jam band and rhyme enthusiasts King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard dropped I'm in Your Mind Fuzz last fall, with our reviewer describing the record as a "voraciously psychedelic piece with a strange sweetness and thrash ferocity." They followed it up with another LP titled Quarters! earlier this year and now, the band are set to return with a new record called Paper Mâché Dream Balloon.
It marks the group's seventh album and will arrive on November 13 via ATO and MapleMusic Recordings.
The prolific unit have been playing together since 2010, chanelling everything from the "heavily distorted, kraut-driven rock" of I'm in Your Mind Fuzz to the "jazzy, Dead-like trips" of Quarters! but frontman Stuart Mackenzie has no intention of settling on a single sound.
"I always wanted to be a band where you would expect the unexpected each time, with each album being treated like a different phase," he said via a press release.
Rather than pushing their recent darker vibes further, Paper Mâché Dream Balloon will hear the band going all-acoustic. Using acoustic guitars, flute, double bass, fiddle, harmonica, drums, clarinet and "whatever we could find really," Mackenzie and the band pieced together the 12 new tracks that make up the album. You can see the full tracklisting on the album artwork above, or check out the list of song titles below.
Additionally, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will be taking the new tunes on the road, and Canadian fans will be able to catch them in Vancouver on September 1. Beyond the tracklisting and upcoming shows, hit play to hear the first sample of Paper Mâché Dream Balloon in the form of the album's title track.
Paper Mâché Dream Balloon:
4. Paper Mâché Dream Balloon
6. Cold Cadaver
7. The Bitter Boogie
8. N.G.R.I. (Bloodstain)
9. Time = Fate
10. Time = $$$
11. Most of What I Like
12. Paper Mâché
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
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