Australia’s King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard can’t seem to stop dropping new albums. Along with their pledge to let selected pieces of work get bootlegged the band has released an album full of their earlier works. Titled Teenage Gizzard, the album features two sets of music recorded from the band’s early days when they got their start.
The sound that opens things up on “Hey There” has a more surf oriented sound. Still diverse in tone, the track has this tremolo notation that flows throughout the upbeat song. The band keeps that in on following tracks like “Ants and Bats” and “Summer!” while keeping it in check for the remainder of the release.
“Fried” has those elements but the experimenting side of the band flows more here. “Tomb Beach” has the tone but steers in a slower pace. The song is less beachy and more pysch with these trippy notes and vocals that sound far away. Of the ten tracks our favorite came on “Life is Cool.” Coming off more like Dick Dale on acid, the sway between surf rock and pysch gets more intense as the song plays out. The group vocals make for a nice touch as you can tell the seeds of what would come later are already planted.
Teenage Gizzard is available to purchase through Bandcamp. The album is also available to be bootlegged by fans or indie labels. More information on that can be accessed here. King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will be on tour beginning June 02 at Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain until October 24 at The Anthem in Washington, DC. The band’s entire tour schedule is available here.
Image Credits: Photo by Jamie Wdziekonski.