Australian rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced the forthcoming release of a double live album, Live in San Francisco ’16, due out November 20th via ATO Records. The 13-track album will be the band’s second live release of 2020 following the arrival of their Chunky Shrapnel live album and concert film back in April.
Live in San Francisco ’16 was recorded during a show at The Independent in San Francisco, CA in 2016, which came as part of a North American tour in support of their then-new Nonagon Infinity studio album. Songs performed for their California fans that night included “Robot Shop”, “Gamma Knife”, “I’m In Your Mind”, “Cellophane”, “Evil Death Roll”, and more.
“2016 was peak tightness for Gizz,” singer/guitarist Stu Mackenzie said in a press statement with the announcement. “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.”
Mackenzie continued about their time gigging around North America circa 2016,
We were dreaming big, experimenting in the studio, messing around with microtonal music, writing a lot on the road. We road-tripped a big lap of the U.S.A. in a couple of Ford E-Series vans—I remember driving through the California Redwoods, visiting lots of cities for the first time, lying in piles of trash in Brooklyn. We’d always planned to tape this show, but the recording was buried in dust of time—and then like a boomerang, it came back. And for that I’m glad. I had a lot of fun revisiting it, and I hope everyone can find some joy in this musical time capsule.
The vinyl edition of Live in San Francisco ‘16 will arrive on an eco-friendly double LP complete with a jacket printed on recycled board and the record packaged in a recycled brown paper bag instead of plastic shrink wrap, according to the press release.
The double live album will follow a few stand-alone singles which were released by King Gizzard over the summer including “Honey” and “Some of Us”. Earlier this year, the band also announced the departure of longtime drummer/manager Eric Moore. Despite leaving the band’s lineup, Moore will remain active as the head of the band’s label, Flightless Records.
Click here to pre-order Live in San Francisco ’16.
Live in San Francisco ’16 Tracklist
1. Robot Stop
2. Hot Water
3. Big Fig Wasp
4. Gamma Knife
7. I’m In Your Mind
8. I’m Not In Your Mind
10. I’m In Your Mind Fuzz
11. The River
12. Evil Death Roll
13. Head On/Pill