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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard announce ‘Paper Mache Dream Balloon’ (stream the title track)

by Bill Pearis

Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

As mentioned, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard signed with ATO and they’ve just announced their new album, titled Paper Mâché Dream Balloon, will be out via the label on November 13. That’s the cover art above. Heretofore known as garage rockers of the Oh Sees variety, the new album goes for a gentler approach, says frontman Stu Mackenzie:

No electric instruments, just acoustic guitars, flute, double bass, fiddle, harmonica, drum kit, clarinet. Whatever we could find really. We recorded it mostly in an empty shipping container on my parent’s farm in country Victoria. It was all horses, emus, and tim tams.

Listen for the tim tam on Paper Mâché Dream Balloon’s title track which you can stream, via Stereogum, below.

King Gizzard will be on tour soon, wrapping up their trip in Brooklyn on September 16 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Michael Rault opening. Tickets are still available.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – 2015 Tour Dates
08/23 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
08/25 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
08/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
08/27 Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
08/28 Felton, CA @ Don Quixote’s
08/29 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
08/31 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
09/01 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
09/02 Seattle, WA @ Red Bull Sound Select at Barboza
09/03 Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
09/05 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue & 7th Street Entry
09/06 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
09/07 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light
09/09 Austin, TX @ Red 7 (Inside)
09/10 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
09/11 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
09/12 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
09/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
09/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

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