King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard continue on their path of destruction with their latest work, Nonagon Infinity.  If you haven’t dipped in yet, it’s time!  Especially as King G is set to storm LA next Friday and Saturday, and again later this summer at FYF, with their energetic and loud-as-hell live show.

The eighth album in just four years, Nonagon Infinity returns to the psych-out sounds of 2014’s I’m In Your Mind Fuzz after the band spent some time playing with a more whimsical folk sound (Paper Mâché Dream Balloon) and then getting prog-y (Quarters!) on us.  Released on ATO Records here in the US, Heavenly Recordings in the UK, and Flightless Records in their homeland of Australia, the new album presents a pretty solid concept, despite how cheese it may sound on first introduction.  Specifically, the album is meant to run on an infinite loop of jammage.  Despite having 9 tracks, the music never stops pace on Nonagon – everything seamlessly flows into the next – which is probably something that only a band made up 7 members can accomplish.  Even the last track is produced such that it rolls right back into the opening track unnoticed.

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard @ The Echo on 08.26.2015 by Cool-Tite

There’s no marathon, and there’s no sprint here – just infinity.  It begins with a constant, Kraut-like chug and by the time you hear the fat wail of harmonica on “Gamma Knife” (the album’s first single), you’ll find yourself committed.  And just as the pace starts to feel tired (maybe around the end of Nonagon’s second single, “People-Vultures”), “Mr. Beat” slows the mad frenzy into a funky little number.  “Evil Death Roll” brings you right back to the face melting opening chant: “Nonagon Infinity opens the door!” On, and on, and on… (stream it HERE.)

We picked up a copy of ATO’s more affordable pressing, the green with black spatter, and it looks so rad! Other pressings include a “Gamma Ray” tri-colored vinyl and a nonagon shaped double-LP picture disc.

And if you feel like having a most excellent time, be sure to check out King G next week on the following local dates:

  • Friday, May 20, 2016 with MIND MELD and The Murlocs @ The Teragram Ballroom. $16 bones (SOLD OUT). 9pm.
  • Saturday, May 21, 2016 with The Murlocs and DINNER @ The Echo.  $14.50.  6pm (early show – ends at 9pm).

AND head to our Instagram for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the 5/21 show at The Echo!