Out today (February 25th), L.W. includes the previously-shared singles “O.N.E.”, “If Not Now, Then When?”, and “Pleura”. The album is available to stream on digital platforms like Spotify, and the band will donate $1 from every download of L.W. on Bandcamp to Greenfleet, an eco-friendly organization that plants native biodiverse forests in the band’s native Australia and New Zealand.
“We’re aiming to make 2,000 downloads which is enough to revegetate 1,000m2 at Pearsons Block in Central Victoria, King Gizzard singer/guitarist Stu Mackenzie said in a press statement. “Some of the species endemic to this region include Yellow Box (Eucalyptus melliodora), Varnish Wattle (Acacia verniciflua) and Sweet Bursaria (Bursaria spinosa).”
“For me personally, making a record is always a certain percentage of fun and a small percentage of agonizing over it too,” Mackenzie continued in regards to the process of writing and recording the two companion albums during this ongoing downtime from touring and playing live. “But there’s always a wild alchemy going into it. Like, you don’t really know what you’re doing, you’re just kind of throwing all of your emotional energy into nothing, which becomes…something?”
The band also teased an animated video to the album’s finale track “K.G.L.W.”, which will be released on Friday (2/26). Watch the video teaser below, and scroll down to stream L.W. in full on Spotify.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “K.G.L.W.” [Video Teaser]
[Video: King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – L.W.