3 New Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now: Yard Act, Pedro The Lion, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard
This week we’re highlighting new music from Yard Act, Pedro The Lion, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3001
On their latest album, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard take you on an epic ride that’s 21 songs long and just short of two hours in length. The dizzying journey is jam-packed with remixes of their Butterfly 3000 album from 2021. First out of the gate is DJ Shadow’s ‘My Own Reality” rework of ‘Black Hot Soup.’ It’s classic DJ Shadow with incredible breakbeats, killer basslines, and everything else you expect from the premier DJ. The Endtroducing….. creator sets quite a high bar right out of the gate. Couple that track with additional highlights from The Flaming Lips, VRIL, Bullant, and Confidence Man and you have the making of a truly remarkable reworking of Butterfly 3000. Keep an ear out as several tracks are remixed multiple times (Shanghai, Blue Morpho, Ya Love, Catching Smoke, Dreams). Jason Galea’s original artwork has also been remixed by the artist himself.
Standout Songs: Black Hot Soup – DJ Shadow “My Own Reality” Re-write, Blue Morpho – VRIL Remix, Ya Love – Flaming Lips’ Fascinating Haircut Re-Do, 2.02 Killer Year – Bullant’s Fuck Mike Love Remix, Interior People – Confidence Man Remix
Pedro The Lion – Havasu
Back in 2019, David Bazan ended a fruitful 12-year long solo career. In the wake of that solo career, he revived Pedro The Lion with the well-regarded Phoenix album. Now, two years later, PTL is back with a surprise album, Havasu. And Bazan picks up right where he left off. Superb storytelling is abundant throughout the 10-track album. And sonically, you will hear the familiar sounds of classic Pedro The Lion. And he’s not done. Bazan has also informed us that Phoenix was the first installment of a five-part series. Havasu, the second. And each subsequent album in the series is to be named after a significant place he’s lived. On Havasu, Bazan goes back to seventh grade, where he and his family spent one year in the Arizona city.
Standout Songs: Don’t Wanna Move, First Drum Set, Teenage Sequencer, Making the Most of It
Yard Act – The Overload
Upon your first listen to Yard Act’s debut album, The Overload you will hear brash, in-your-face music accented with a sense of humor. From the first track to the last, they steamroll through the 10 tracks one by one and force their way into your heart and mind. And they don’t let go. To say they are making a bold entrance would be an understatement. It may be only the first month of the year, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Yard Act is standing tall at the year’s end. Punishing through and through, the album doesn’t let up. It’s fresh, confident, and full of conviction. Just what you want in a post-punk album from a few boys from Leeds. There’s a reason they’re some of the best new music right now. Check them out to understand why.
Standout Songs: The Overload, Payday, Rich, Land Of The Blind
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