King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Announce New Album ‘Butterfly 3000’

By Scott Bernstein May 11, 2021 7:48 am PDT

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will release Butterfly 3000, their second studio album of 2021, through the band’s KGLW label on June 11. The 10-track LP arrives less than four months after L.W. dropped.

Butterfly 3000 marks the 18th King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard studio album. The Australia-based rock band are taking a different approach in marketing the forthcoming LP, as they will not unveil any advance singles or share its artwork before Butterfly 3000 is released in its entirety on June 11.

King Gizzard did reveal longtime collaborator Jason Galea created a cross-eyed autostereogram as the artwork for the record. Butterfly 3000 is described as, “their most fearless leap into the unknown yet; a suite of ten songs that all began life as arpeggiated loops composed on modular synthesisers, before being fashioned into addictive, optimistic and utterly seductive dream-pop by the six-piece” as per press materials announcing the LP. “The album sounds simultaneously like nothing they’ve ever done before, and thoroughly, unmistakeably Gizz, down to its climactic neon psych-a-tronic flourish. This is undoubtedly the most accessible and jubilant album of their career.”

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