King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard launched its new album, Laminated Denim, final night time (Oct. 11) towards the backdrop of two marathon three-hour performances at Purple Rocks exterior Denver. The vinyl (with an precise denim cowl) was out there early on the merch stand yesterday, and the music itself was debuted over the PA throughout every present’s intermission.
The origins of Laminated Denim are linked with the historic mountain venue. When the Purple Rocks exhibits had been postponed from Could 2020 because of the pandemic, Gizzard determined to make particular music to shock audiences through the set breaks. What resulted was Made in Timeland, a 30-minute album with two quirky, genre-jumping, 15-minute songs. However when the Purple Rocks exhibits had been postponed once more till this month, the band opted to launch Made in Timeland as a vinyl-only one-off in March (it was lastly added to DSPs for the primary time at midnight).
Enter Laminated Denim, which shares the “two 15-minute songs” idea with Made in Timeland and the identical intent: it was made particularly for the Purple Rocks exhibits, which proceed with a 3rd and remaining look on Nov. 2. The fabric was recorded throughout jams and edited by group chief Stu Mackenzie, with flashes of a few of Gizzard’s deepest grooves (“The Land Earlier than Timeland”) and most depraved guitar licks (“Hypertension”).
The primary two sold-out Purple Rocks exhibits featured almost six hours of music and 59 distinct songs. By the point Gizzard returns for the ultimate present, it might have even labored up materials from its third album of the month, Adjustments, which can be launched on Oct. 28.