King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Announce Free Album For Thursday, Want You to Release It

Polygondwanaland Will Be a Free Download, Band Encourages Fans to Release It Themselves on Vinyl and CD

Nov 14, 2017 Bookmark and Share

Prolific Melbourne psych-rock adventurers King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have already stated their intentions to release five albums this year and they already released three: Flying Microtonal Banana, back in February, Murder of the Universe, back in June, and in August Sketches of Brunswick East, which features Los Angeles' Mild High Club, all via ATO. Now they have announced their fourth album of 2017, Polygondwanaland. It will be released as a free download this Thursday, but the band is encouraging fans to release it on vinyl, cassette, and CD themselves.

"Ever wanted to start your own record label? GO for it!" the band write in an Instagram post announcing the album. "Employ your mates, press wax, pack boxes. We do not own this record. You do." There are various versions of the download, one for personal use, another if you want to press CDs, and a third one that works best for cutting vinyl records. Each include all the artwork specs and everything else you'd need. The album opens with the previously shared 10-minute long single "Crumbling Castle," which is below. Also below are the album's tracklist and the band's Instagram post. Above is the album cover.

POLYGONDWANALAND This album is FREE. Free as in, free. Free to download and if you wish, free to make copies. Make tapes, make CD's, make records. The following files will be available to download at 9am Friday 17 Nov, Melbourne, Australia time at 1. DIGITAL MASTERS & ARTWORK: This is the best option if you wish to download the album for personal use. Available as high quality MP3 files 320 kbps (≈100 MB) or uncompressed WAV files (≈500 MB). Each version contains hi-res digital artwork of the front cover at 4000 x 4000 resolution. 2. CD MASTERS & ARTWORK: If you wish to press CDs you will need to download the DDP master and CD Artwork template. The DDP master is the format used for identifying information on optical discs. This master has the tracklist, ISRC codes & metadata embedded. In this .ZIP file you will also find a folder with a CD template, front cover art and extra artwork for back cover, inner tray, spine and booklet that you will need to put together yourself. 3. VINYL MASTERS & ARTWORK: The vinyl master is a completely seperate master to CD & Digital masters. There are physical limitations to what the head of the lathe can produce when cutting vinyl. For this reason these files will not sound normal on generic Hi Fi speakers. Only use this master if you wanna press vinyl. It will contain a Side A and a Side B WAV file as well as a PQ log for both sides with metadata for the pressing plant. In this .ZIP file you will also find a record cover template and a folder full of artwork ideas you can use to make your own back cover, spine and inner sleeve. Ever wanted to start your own record label? GO for it! Employ your mates, press wax, pack boxes. We do not own this record. You do. Go forth, share, enjoy. P.s. If u wanna make cassettes I don't really know what you would do. Be creative. We did it once but it sounded really shit. Maybe try the WAVs idano bye bye

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