King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Unleash World’s First Infinitely Looping LP

Posted on Mar. 8 2016




Clear the launch pad – Melbourne septet King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard has confirmed a new LP, ‘Nonagon Infinity’, out April 29 on Cadence Music/ATO Records. This high-octane, face-melting 9-song collection has been ingeniously crafted as the world’s first infinitely looping LP – each track seamlessly flows into the next, with the final song linking straight back into the top of the opener. Zane Lowe premiered lead cut Gamma Knife this morning on his Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music. Hop onto the Gravitron and watch the video for Gamma Knife now, via Stereogum.

Recorded at Daptone Studios in Brooklyn, work on the album began in 2014, around the release of the bands acclaimed LP ‘I’m In Your Mind Fuzz.’ Ever-prolific, it took King Gizzard two years and two additional albums to fine-tune the concept and music that would become ‘Nonagon Infinity.’ In that time the group has zigzagged between 1960s beach-pop, stripped down acoustic psych, and densely packed prog, while always keeping the seeds of ‘Nonagon Infinity’ fertile.

This all makes ‘Nonagon Infinity’ an intricate, astonishing culmination. “We really wanted to focus on things that felt good live,” explains frontman Stu Mackenzie. “We’d grab a little riff here or a little groove there, and we’d jam on them and form songs. I wanted to have an album where all these riffs and grooves just kept coming in and out the whole time, so a song wasn’t just a song, it was part of a loop, part of this whole experience where it feels like it doesn’t end and doesn’t need to end.”

Last year’s ‘Paper Mache Dream Balloon’ was met with the best reviews of the band’s career. Rolling Stone declared them “one of the most compelling collectives of art-rock experimentalists in recent years.” King Gizzard will tour extensively behind ‘Nonagon Infinity,’ with some dates already sold out. Full itinerary below.

Pre-order ‘Nonagon Infinity’: or iTunes

‘Nonagon Infinity’ Tracklist:
1. Robot Stop
2. Big Fig Wasp
3. Gamma Knife
4. People-Vultures
5. Mr. Beat
6. Evil Death Roll
7. Invisible Face
8. Wah Wah
9. Road Train

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard tour dates:
Sun 5-1 Austin, TX – Levitation at Carson Creek Ranch *
Mon 5-2 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa  *
Tue 5-3 Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe *
Wed 5-4 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge *
Thu 5-5 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
Fri 5-6 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall *
Sat 5-7 Indianapolis, ID – The Hi-Fi *
Sun 5-8 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *
Mon 5-9 Cleveland, OH – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum *
Tue 5-10 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
Wed 5-11 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
Thu 5-12 Portsmouth, NH – 3S Artspace *
Fri 5-13 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *
Sat 5-14 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom *
Sun 5-15 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
Mon 5-16 New York, NY – Webster Hall #
Wed 5-18 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *
Fri 5-20 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom *
Sun 5-22 Visalia, CA – Cellar Door *
Tue 5-24 Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley *
Wed 5-25 San Francisco, CA – Independent *
Thurs 5-26 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
Fri 5-27 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios *
Sat 5-28 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Mon 5-30 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival at The Gorge Amphitheater
* w/ The Murlocs
# w/ Mac DeMarco