Nicole and I are going to tag team coverage for The War on Drugs with Land of Talk at Stubb’s plus bonus coverage of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at Mohawk.
NB: Saturday night was another one for the books as Austin was lit up as ever with great bands and crazy antics on Red River. My main event was at Stubb’s for The War on Drugs, touring incredible latest album, A Deeper Understanding. B. Gray was on double duty–taking killer shots of The War on Drugs and then bouncing over to The Mohawk to catch King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard. Follow the jump to see his pretty pics and read some brief thoughts on a night at the gravel pit.
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I have yet to make my way over to Sidewinder Austin yet, but tonight seems like the absolutely perfect time to make it out there. For one, the venue’s had a few days to work out the kinks, right? But, another plus is the psychedelic act King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are blowing into town; I’ve heard nothing short of raves about their live show, which is enough to convince me to make it out there. Still, Michael Rault and hometown heroes Hundred Visions are taking the stage early to kick the night off, so it’s the perfet way to spend your evening. The doors are at 7 PM, so you won’t have to stay out drastically late, and your night will be filled with great hits left and right. Come on, you know wanna.
Want to take a psychedelic trip? Me too, and we’re probably better off if we listen to King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard while we’re at it. The band’s latest single has this spaced out warp to the recording, which is really intriguing to my ears. But, that being said, there’s still some California pop polish lurking beneath, heralding the sunny sounds whilst spinning them in a warbled mess of psych rock. It’s just more promising sounds from the Aussies, who will be releasing a four-song Quarters LP (two tracks per side I reckon); Castle Face Records has the release set for May 11th.
You know, I’m not real sure how I feel about it all either. I mean, first, there’s the name: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard…some things can go too far. But, I put that aside and really sat down with their most recent tune, and this one I feel like I can get behind. There’s all sorts of musical movement in and out for the Aussie act; they settle into a nice bit of a groove then allow themselves to really immerse you inside that groove. You can’t escape until the song ends, so perhaps that’s the power of the Lizard Wizard. Look for the band’s LP, I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, via Castle Face Records on November 11th.
For those looking to sample some quality psych rock freak out music, look no further than this new Melbourne band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. After you’ve fully digested the band’s incredible name, go ahead and check out this tasty track below called “30 Past 7”. I could of course see the band slotting in nicely on our local Psych Fest bill with such a trip inducing, entrancing track. It’s a jam.
The band are said to be releasing a new album sometime in September on Remote Control Records.