The Chocolate Watchband. Blue Öyster Cult. Meat Puppets. The Jesus Lizard. Many bands could never live down such an absurd, goofy juxtaposition of words; only some can live up to the aesthetic challenge posed by their names. Australian psych rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard now join this select group.
Their new video, the first release from the forthcoming album I’m In Your Mind Fuzz, suggests how they do it. The seven members comprise a cheerful, kinda creepy cult of psychedelic warriors who fuse 60s garage, 70s kraut, 80s indie, and 90s revivalism for a post-millenial, “we are the weird” vibe. If you miss the stage concept that garage rockers like Man Or Astroman or the Go-Nuts used to dish out (snackzooka, anyone?), then get thee to the next King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizzard gig.
I’m Your Mind Fuzz comes out on November 11 on Castle Face Records.
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD TOUR DATES
Oct 13 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Oct 14 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
Oct 15 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Oct 16 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison
Oct 17 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog
Oct 18 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
Oct 19 – Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall
Oct 20 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West
Oct 21 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar
Oct 22 – Brooklyn Ny – Knitting Factory
Oct 23 – Kingston, NY – BSP Lounge
Oct 24 – Waltham, MA – Brandeis University
Oct 25 – New York, NY – CMJ
Oct 26 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right
Oct 30 – Beacon, NY -Quinns
Nov 04 – New York, NY – Terminal 5