King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard have announced that their latest album, The Silver Cord, will be released on October 27. The album’s opening suite – ‘Theia’, ‘The Silver Cord’, and ‘Set’ – is out today alongside an accompanying video. Check it out below.
The new LP, which follows June’s PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation, will be available in two versions. “The first version’s really condensed, trimming all the fat,” Stu Mackenzie explained in a press release. “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,” Mackenzie continued. “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.”
The Silver Cord Cover Artwork:
The Silver Cord Tracklist:
2. The Silver Cord
6. Swan Song