King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Float Along and Fill Their Lungs with the Sounds of Space

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are a seven-piece psychedelic rock group from Victoria, Australia, whose previous albums (including 2012’s garagey/surfy psych rock jam sesh 12 Bar Bruise and this year’s Morricone-and-Jodorowsky-telling-stories-by-the-campfire mini-opus Eyes Like the Sky) rocked harder than an alligator with sweet shades shredding a guitar surfing through a black hole, are back with a new record, titled Float Along – Fill Your Lungs. The album is a 21st century peyote-fueled vision quest through newly-discovered oceans on Mars, complete with synth swaths, self-ingiting six string space explosions, and a whole bunch of sitar. It’s a jam-packed psych pop odyssey, swishing between a pair of twisting, labyrinthine grooves that’ll have you clinging like a koala to a rocketship.


Take a listen right here and go on a shredtastic voyage!



New World Charts Finishing up August

The last week of August’s new world, yo! Chico Trujillo and Gogol Bordello getting the top spots, Femi Kuti still a fav!

1 CHICO TRUJILLO Gran Pecador Barbes
2 GOGOL BORDELLO Pura Vida Conspiracy ATO
3 FEMI KUTI No Place For My Dream Knitting Factory
4 VIEUX FARKA TOURE Mon Pays Six Degrees
5 BOMBINO Nomad Nonesuch
6 GEOFF BERNER When DD gets her Donkey
8 RED BARAAT Big Talk Sinj
9 EMPRESARIOS El Sonido Magico Fort Knox
10 ZAZ Recto Verso

Adds: Alex Cuba with new album “Ruido En El Sistema / Static In The System”

RPM Charts First Week of September

Once again, we see Moderat at the top of the charts, with Disclosure and Zomby still popular! That Jon Hopkins single featuring vocals from Purity Ring is also climbing the charts.

2 FOREST SWORDS Engravings Tri Angle
3 DISCLOSURE Settle Cherrytree-Interscope
4 DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories Columbia
5 ZOMBY With Love 4AD
6 GOLD PANDA Half Of Where You Live Ghostly
7 OLYMPIC AYRES Episode III Self-Released
8 JON HOPKINS Immunity Domino
9 JON HOPKINS “Breathe This Air” [Single] Domino
10 PRETTY LIGHTS Color Map From The Sun 8 Minutes 20 Seconds

We also received some great releases this week, from Jackson and His Computerband’s unique take on French electronica to AlunaGeorge’s soulful take on deep house.

2 INFINITY SHRED Sanctuary Paracadute
3 LORN Debris [EP] Ninja Tune
4 ATROPOLIS Transitions Cumba Mela
5 ALUNAGEORGE Body Music Vagrant

Also of note is that KZSC’s electronic music department now has it’s very own Twitter account: @kzscrpm ! Follow for the latest and greatest from electronic music at the Great 88!


Rock Charts First Week of Spetember

Top 10:

images1. NO AGE – An Object
2. TY SEGALL – Sleeper
3. COKE WEED – Back To Soft
4. MALLARD – Finding Meaning In Deference
5. JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys
6. HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
7. DIARRHEA PLANET – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
8. DODOS – Carrier
9. KITTEN FOREVER – Pressure
10. SALVIA PLATH – The Bardo Story


Top 5 Adds:

images-11. KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES – Idle No More
2. COACHWHIPS – Hands On The Controls
3. MEAT MARKET – Too Tired
4. JOANNA GRUESOME – Weird Sister
5. GROWLERS – Humdrum Blues





This week No Age’s new album, An Object, is topping our charts. I really love this album.  Here is the one of my favorites singles from it called An Impression:


New Jazz for September

Our jazz department at The Great 88 has received some great new music, especially the latest release from Derrick Hodge. Here’s what’s happening in early September:

  1. DERRICK HODGE Live Today (Blue Note)
  2. APERTURISTIC TRIO Truth And Actuality (Inner Circle)
  3. CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO Out Here (Mack Avenue)
  4. CHICK COREA The Vigil (Concord Music Group)
  5. JAMES ZOLLAR It’s All Good People (JZAZ)
  6. WARREN WOLF Wolfgang (Mack Avenue)
  7. HARRIS GROUP Errands (RTH)
  8. GLENN CASHMANS SOUTHLAND NONET Music Without Borders (Primrose Lane)
  9. BEAT FUNKTION Moon Town (Do Music)

Also worth checking out: LEONARD THOMPSON Wayfare (Self-Released), LEO GENOVESE Seeds (Palmetto), CLARK SOMMERS BASH (Origin), NASHAZ (Self-Released) and FRED FRIED AND CORE Core (Bacharach)

Rock Charts Last Week of August

Top 10:

images1. COOL GHOULS – Cool Ghouls
2. TY SEGALL – Sleeper
3. NO AGE – An Object
4. THE MALLARD – Finding Meaning In Deference
5. COKE WEED – Back To Soft
6. HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
7. DIARRHEA PLANET – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
8. MEDICINE – To The Happy Few
9. BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death
10. GOGOL BORDELLO – Pura Vida Conspiracy


images-21. JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys
2. DODOS – Carrier
3. DENT MAY – Warm Blanket
4. THE ORWELLS – Who Needs You [EP]
5. OKKERVIL RIVER – The Silver Gymnasium




This week Cool Ghouls are back on top and we’ve got great adds from Jacuzzi Boys and the Dodos.  Here’s a track of the Jacuzzi Boy’s new self titled album: