Melbourne septet King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have been doing some serious cooking.
Just over a week ago, the psych-rock collective delivered their 8th LP, Nonagon Infinity (our latest feature album), which was a certified, high-octane, face-melting, nine-song record. It was also the world’s first infinitely looping LP – each track seamlessly flows into the next, with the final song linking straight back into the top of track one.
Today, KG&TLW have unleashed their absolutely ridiculous clip to the second single, ‘People Vultures’, which picks up right where the equally ridiculous video clip for their first single ‘Gamma Knife‘ ends. The band were previously dressed as monks in pastel-coloured robes, now they can be seen playing in a giant six-metre tall musical vulture.
“With the vulture fully assembled and all the band members inside, it weighed over a tonne and was difficult to move safely across the rough terrain without breaking or toppling over,” co-directors Danny Cohen & Jason Galea told Dangerous Minds.
“[Frontman] Stu [Mackenzie] had the daunting job of being inside the vulture’s neck and head with only a small railing to battle the vertigo and bumps as the vulture slowly moved.”
According to the band, it’s “Part IV in the Nonagon Infinity album movie set to be released in late 2016.” Which means KG&TLW have basically done a Beyonce, suggesting that the video album may run in a continuous loop as well.
The LP was recorded mostly at Daptone Studios in Brooklyn, work on the album began in 2014, around the release of the band’s acclaimed LP I’m In Your Mind Fuzz. Ever-prolific, it took KG&TLW two years (in which they managed to produce and share a couple of albums) to fine-tune the concept and music that would become Nonagon Infinity. Peak ridic!
The boys are also heading on tour this June/July, you don’t want to miss these infinite-looping parties.