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King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Announce New Album Butterfly 3000 Coming in June

"This is undoubtedly the most accessible and jubilant album of their career"

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard announce new album Butterfly 3000
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, photo by Jason Galea
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    Prolific psych-rockers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have announced their latest album, Butterfly 3000. Marking the Aussie outfit’s 18th (!) full-length since 2012, the LP is due out June 11th.

    King Gizzard announced Butterfly 3000 via an Instagram post, revealing the album won’t be preceded by any advanced singles. They simply described the effort’s sound as “melodic + psychedelic.”

    Meanwhile, a press release added that Butterfly 3000 is “a suite of ten songs that all began life as arpeggiated loops composed on modular synthesisers, before being fashioned into addictive, optimistic and utterly seductive dream-pop by the six-piece.”

    “The album sounds simultaneously like nothing they’ve ever done before, and thoroughly, unmistakeably Gizz, down to its climactic neon psych-a-tronic flourish,” the press release continued. “This is undoubtedly the most accessible and jubilant album of their career.”

    The album’s artwork, created by Jason Galea, is a “cross-eyed autostereogram.” An autostereogram is a visual illusion (those 3D images you have to look at crosseyed to see) that’s a fitting physical analog for KGATLW’s sound in general.

    Butterfly 3000 follows King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s L.W. from February. That record served as something of a companion to K.G., which arrived just three months earlier in November 2020.

    In March of this year, the band also released their Live in Melbourne ’21 hour-and-a-half concert film.

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