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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce New Double Album “Live In San Francisco ’16”

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Just under a month after delivering their 2016 album, Nonagon Infinity, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard took the stage at San Francisco’s The Independent for a set both wildly frenetic and meticulously executed. In one of their final club gigs before bursting onto the international scene—soon selling out amphitheaters and headlining festivals—the Melbourne septet laid down a breakneck performance. Newly unearthed by ATO Records, Live in San Francisco ’16 – due out November 20 – captures an extraordinary moment in the band’s increasingly storied history, a 13-song spectacular likely to leave every listener awestruck and adrenalized.

Live in San Francisco ’16 simultaneously channels the massive energy of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s set while echoing the sweaty intimacy of the 500-capacity venue. Like Nonagon Infinity—the band’s eighth full-length and worldwide breakthrough—Live in San Francisco ’16 kicks off with “Robot Stop,” an immediately transportive track built on blistering riffs and bombastic rhythms. Reaching its majestic climax with a 22-minute rendition of fan favorite “Head On/Pill” (from 2013’s Float Along – Fill Your Lungs), the album rushes forward with a furious intensity as the band tears through the entire set without ever breaking—a feat that induces a sort of joyful delirium in anyone who bears witness.

With nearly half the setlist made up of Nonagon Infinity tracks, Live in San Francisco ’16 unfolds with the same exquisitely controlled chaos King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard brought to that arguable masterpiece—a nine-song body of work crafted as the world’s first infinitely looping LP (i.e., each track flowing seamlessly into the next, with the album-closing “Road Train” linking straight back into the opener). “2016 was peak tightness for Gizz,” notes frontman Stu Mackenzie. “Around this time we were really into tightly composed sets, and the show was like one long song—everything linked, everything planned. We threw that idea out the window later on, but this live record is a great document of that moment in our collective psyche.”

Live in San Francisco ‘16 is out on LP, CD, and digital on November 20. The vinyl version comes as an eco-friendly double LP, with a jacket printed on recycled board and the record packaged in a recycled brown paper bag instead of plastic shrink wrap. A special eco-wax edition will be pressed on recycled, randomly colored, eco-wax vinyl, and a deluxe edition will feature a rainbow foil wide-spine jacket. The album is available for pre-order HERE.

Track-List
1. Robot Stop
2. Hot Water
3. Big Fig Wasp
4. Gamma Knife
5. People-Vultures
6. Trapdoor
7. I’m In Your Mind
8. I’m Not In Your Mind
9. Cellophane
10. I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
11. The River
12. Evil Death Roll
13. Head On/Pill

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