King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard-Murder of the Universe

I’m honestly not even sure where to start with this thing.  This group of crazy Aussies has been around for a few years now and I’m just now stumbling on to them.  You can just tell by their name that this is going to be some fairly unconventional shit.  This kind of just makes what The Black Angels are doing in furtherance of the psyche-rock realm seem downright pedestrian.  I’m not saying that this is better than The Black Angels (I love those guys), but it’s just more batshit insane.

Do you like reverb?  I mean, SERIOUS reverb? Strange sci-fi lyrical concepts (especially one about a lonely vomiting cyborg who ultimately destroys the universe)?  Weird vocal effects?  Electronic harmonicas?  Strangely sexy and monotone female English narrators that pop in from time to time during the songs?  Well, this platter has all that and more.  It’s like Stephen Hawking and John Waters decided to start a jam band.

Really, this thing seems like it is only meant for the truly adventurous.  There are parts I really enjoyed, but most of the time my reaction was just, “What the fuck is happening right now?”  Just the weirdest thing to come out this year.

If you give it a listen and really enjoy it, they are coming to Austin on September 30 at The Mohawk.

3 flip flops out of 5

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