KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD RELEASE NEW TRACK “SLEEP DRIFTER”

Posted on Jan. 18 2017

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NEW STUDIO ALBUM
‘FLYING MICROTONAL BANANA’

TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 24TH VIA ATO RECORDS

NORTH AMERICAN SPRING TOUR INCLUDES COACHELLA; AUSTRALIA’S ORB + STONEFIELD TO OPEN

TORONTO, ON – January 18, 2017 – Hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the most compelling collectives of art-rock experimentalists in recent years, exploring a mix of high-concept musical odysseys that range from AM bubblegum to kaleidoscopic acid tests,” psychedelic seven-piece King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have expanded minds yet again with their latest song “Sleep Drifter“. Listen + share it HERE.

“Sleep Drifter” is featured on the new album Flying Microtonal Banana, out February 24th via ATO Records. This album is King Gizzard’s first-ever experience in microtonal tuning, which features intervals smaller than a semitone and not found in customary Western tuning octaves. Pre-order it HERE.

“Earlier this year we started experimenting with a custom microtonal guitar our friend Zak made for Stu,” further explained drummer Eric Moore. “The guitar was modified to play in 24-TET tuning and could only be played with other microtonal instruments. We ended up giving everyone a budget of $200 to buy instruments and turn them microtonal. The record features the modified electric guitars, basses, keyboards and harmonica as well as a turkish horn called a Zurna.”

Returning to the US in March, the band will be making their Coachella debut and performing across the entire US in only three weeks. Known for their explosive live shows, fellow Aussies ORB and Stonefield will be opening. All upcoming dates are listed below.

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
3/29 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club^#
3/30 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre^#
3/31 – New York, NY – Webster Hall^#
4/2 – Boston, MA – Royale^#
4/3 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall^#
4/4 – Montreal, Canada – Fairmount Theatre^#
4/5 – Toronto, Canada – Danforth Theatre^#
4/6 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick^#
4/7 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom^#
4/8 – Chicago, IL – Metro^#
4/9 – Seattle, WA – Neumos^
4/10 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre^
4/11 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall^
4/12 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore^
4/14 – Indio, CA – Coachella
4/18 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pool at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas^
4/19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom^
4/21 – Indio, CA – Coachella

^ with ORB
# with Stonefield

EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
5/31 – 6/4 – Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Sound Festival 2017
6/3 – London, UK – Field Day 2017
6/8 – 6/10 – Porto, Portugal – NOS Primavera Sound 2017
6/14 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
6/15 – London, UK – O2 Forum Kentish Town
6/16 – 6/18 – Mannheim, Germany – Maifeld Derby 2017

KG & the LW - Promo Photo

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