King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Kepler-22b”

This Friday, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will release their new album, Omnium Gatherum. Today, they present one of its singles, “Kepler-22b.” “Kepler-22b” samples Barney Mcall’s “Yemaya One,” and the accompanying video directed by Alex McLaren reflects its vibrant, electric instrumentation. “I actually found Barney’s record at a store in New York,” says Cook Craig. “I hadn’t heard any of his stuff before, but remember putting it on and being blown away straight up. I remember thinking damn this is literally a sampler’s dream. It took me a while before I actually realized he was from Melbourne too. I guess it’s funny like that, sometimes you gotta travel halfway around the world to discover an inspiring piece of music made by someone who probably lives on the same block as you.”

McLaren explains the inspiration behind the video: “Sean and I wanted to have a mix of different animation styles. The initial aesthetic inspiration was taken from classic abstract painted jazz album covers, then fused with a Cruise ship aesthetic that came to us once Ambrose sent some reference footage through of the band in longing around in Hawaiian shirts.”

You can pre-order the album HERE.

Fire Note Staff

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