Australian rock band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard know a thing or two about making albums. This is the same band which released an astonishing five full-length studio albums last year alone! Match that with the 13 total studio projects the band has shared since 2012 and you’ve got arguably one of the hardest-working acts in show business today. So it really should come as no surprise that on Tuesday the band announced that they will be reissuing five of their earliest albums this fall, which will include 2011’s Willoughby’s Beach EP, 2012’s 12 Bar Bruise, 2013’s Eyes Like the Sky and Float Along—Fill Your Lungs and 2014’s Oddments.
“We are extremely excited to announce that our first 5 albums will be reissued on 12-inch vinyl for the first time this year with re-imagined artwork, packaging, liner notes and wax colours,” the band stated in Tuesday’s announcement, which also came with an awesome video as seen in the Instagram post below. Only 5,000 copies of each album will be pressed for the group reissue, with pre-orders set to begin next Friday (Sept. 14) at 9 a.m. AEST [Australian Eastern Standard Time]. The band will also plan on releasing standard editions for all five albums in stores around the world starting on Nov. 2, although they didn’t share any more details at the time of the announcement.
The seven-piece band spent much of the spring and summer touring across North America, which included three nights at New York City’s new industrial concert mecca, Brooklyn Steel. The band will perform select shows in Mexico next month before returning Stateside for their appearance at Desert Daze Festival in Lake Perris, California in mid-October. There has been no word as to how many new albums King Gizzard will share in 2019, but if we’re going by their past release schedule, they’re due for three or four, maybe.
Fans can tune into the recently shot performance video seen above which features the band playing some of their songs at the KEXP Studios earlier this summer.
‼️REISSUES CONFIRMED‼️ We are extremely excited to announce that our first 5 albums will be reissued on 12” vinyl for the first time this year with re-imagined artwork, packaging, liner notes and wax colours via @flightlessrecords Special edition Pre-order goes live Friday 14th September, 2018 @ 9am AEST. FLT-001R: 12 Bar Bruise ‘Muckraker Edition’ limited to 5000 copies worldwide. FLT-005R: Eyes Like The Sky ‘Gun Smoke Edition’ limited to 5000 copies worldwide. FLT-006R: Float Along - Fill Your Lungs ‘Kale & Banana Smoothie Edition’ limited to 5000 copies worldwide. FLT-009R: Oddments ‘Hot Wax Edition’ limited to 5000 copies worldwide. FLT-040: Willoughby’s Beach EP ‘Ocean Death 12” Edition’ limited to 5000 copies worldwide. There will also be standard editions in stores worldwide from November 2nd, 2018. 🌏 R.I.P Bootlegs.