Two years ago, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard took the world by storm with the release of five full-length albums. After having a chance to catch their breath, the prolific Australian rockers are back with their latest offering. It’s called Fishing For Fishies and due out on April 26th.
The album’s cover art (see below) looks to be a reference to their 2017 concert LP, Murder of the Universe, which included a chapter about a cyborg named Han-Tyumi.
Update – 10:45 p.m. EST: King Gizzard have unveiled more details of the album, including its tracklist. They’ve also released the title track along with its music video, which you can see here.
A press release describes Fishing For Fishies as “perhaps their most perfectly-realized album to date. Here is a world where the organic meets the automated; where the rustic meets the robotic. Where the past and future collide in the beautiful present.”
“We tried to make a blues record,” says frontman Stu Mackenzie. “A blues-boogie-shuffle-kinda-thing, but the songs kept fighting it – or maybe it was us fighting them. Ultimately though we let the songs guide us this time; we let them have their own personalities and forge their own path. Paths of light, paths of darkness. This is a collection of songs that went on wild journeys of transformation.”
Previously, the band released “Cyboogie” as the album’s first single.
Fishing for Fishies Artwork:
Fishing for Fishies Tracklist:
01. Fishing For Fishies
02. Boogieman Sam
03. The Bird Song
04. Plastic Boogie
05. The Cruel Millenial
06. Real’s Not Real
07. This Thing
King Gizzard will embark on a US tour beginning in August, and you can get tickets here.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard 2019 Tour Dates:
08/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
08/14 – San Francisco, CA @ SVN West
08/15 – San Francisco, CA @ SVN West
08/16 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
08/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Harbour Event Centre
08/18 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
08/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
08/21 – Denver, CO @ TBA
08/23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
08/24 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
08/26 – Montreal, QC @ Olympia
08/27 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
08/28 – New York, NY @ SummerStage Central Park
08/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
08/31 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
09/01 – Asheville, NC @ New Belgium Brewing Company
09/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
09/03 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
09/04 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Austin
09/06 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
10/05 – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace