King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Share “Theia / The Silver Cord / Set” Video
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have annouced their new album, The Silver Cord, out October 27th on KGLW, and shared its lead singles/videos, “Theia / The Silver Cord / Set,” the track trio that opens the record. As King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s 25th album hovers into view, where next for the world’s most restless, most inventive, most gleefully insatiable group? The answer is suggested by the sleeve to The Silver Cord, which depicts the six members of King Gizz surrounded by synthesizers of all shapes and eras. This is the album where perhaps the most thrilling rock group on the planet turn their hand to Electronic Music.
“Theia / The Silver Cord / Set” introduces this captivating turn, and offers a glimpse at what is still to come. The Silver Cord does something no King Gizzard album has ever attempted before — becoming an album with a split personality and of divergent possibilities. For The Silver Cord will be available in two incarnations, the first paring its seven tracks back to their hooks, their choruses, their innate pop essence, and respecting the furniture of traditional song form. The second version of the album, however, bulldozes the rules of the three-minute pop hit and lets these robotic tunes run free. “The Silver Cord – Extended Mix” stretches the connecting tissue between each track as far as it can, with Gizz operating as their own disco remixers and exploring the infinite possibilities contained within these extended futurist anthems, building them into astonishing epics unlike anything else in the group’s voluminous catalog.
“The first version’s really condensed, trimming all the fat,” explains Mackenzie. “And on the second version, that first song, ‘Theia’, is 20 minutes long. It’s the ‘everything’ version – those seven songs you’ve already heard on the first version, but with a whole lot of other shit we record while making it. It’s for the Gizz-heads. I love Donna Summer’s records with Giorgio Moroder, and I’d never listen to the short versions now – I’m one of those people who wants to hear the whole thing. We’re testing the boundaries of people’s attention spans when it comes to listening to music, perhaps – but I’m heavily interested in destroying such concepts.”
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Wed. May 22, 2024 – Hamburg, Germany @ Stadtpark Open Air – MARATHON SHOW
Sat. May 25, 2024 – London, UK @ Wide Awake Festival – HEADLINE SET
Fri. Aug. 16, 2024 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium – MARATHON SHOW
Sat. Aug. 17, 2024 – Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium – MARATHON SHOW
Sun. Sept. 1, 2024 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island – MARATHON SHOW, SOLD OUT
Sat. Sept. 14, 2024 – Quincy, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre – MARATHON SHOW
Fri. Nov. 15, 2024 – Austin, TX @ Germania Insurance Amphitheater – MARATHON SHOW
Listen to the trio of singles HERE.
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