King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Surprise Release Third New Album of 2017, Stream It Now

Sketches of Brunswick East Features Mild High Club and Is Out Now via ATO

Aug 17, 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 two: Flying Microtonal Banana, back in February, and Murder of the Universe, back in June, both via ATO. Now they have surprise released their third album of 2017, Sketches of Brunswick East, which features Los Angeles' Mild High Club and is out now digitally via ATO, with a vinyl and CD version due out in October. You can stream the whole thing below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

The album is "an examination of (and homage to)" the Melbourne suburb where the band write and record in their own studio and its title is inspired by Miles Davis' Sketches of Spain. Frontman Stu Mackenzie had this to say about the album in a press release: "We're always walking up and down the street all the time. Going to get coffee, lugging amps, just constantly wandering Lygon Street and spending a lot of time looking out into the distance, seeing the terrain change as new apartment buildings are erected, watching the cranes build bigger cranes. In that respect, perhaps it represents greater changes that are happening in the wider world, and this is our attempt to find beauty within a place that we spend so much time."

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Tour Dates:

9/23 - Kalamazoo, MI - Audiotree Music Festival
9/24 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall #
9/25 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall #
9/26 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom #
9/28 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jack's
9/30 - Austin, TX - Mohawk Outside
10/1 - Dallas, TX - Trees
10/3 - Albuquerque, NM - Sister Bar
10/4 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
10/5 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre %
10/6 - Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall %
10/7 - Boise, ID - Neurolux %
10/8 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %
10/9 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom %
10/10 - Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre %
10/12 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore %
10/13 - 10/15 - Joshua Tree, CA - Desert Daze 2017

# with Mild High Club
% with Tropical Fuck Storm

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