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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!

 

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Roky Erickson Aug. 21st

In 1965 Roger Kynard Erickson penned his most famous composition, “You’re Gonna Miss Me”. Originally recorded with a group called The Spades, lyricist and jug player Tommy Hall heard it and invited him to join (and record) a version with Texas garage rock/psychedelic band The 13th Floor Elevators. Roky Erickson and the Elevators became a national sensation in 1966, with a renewed interest in the 80’s when the “Nuggets” collection included the hit. His legacy continues in person at Don Quixote’s in Felton on Wednesday, August 21st. Showtime is 9 pm.