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The opening night of King Gizzard's 2023 Chicago residency immortalized across 4 discs of "Salty Wind" white-in-clear splatter vinyl. Fully custom whimsical vintage psychedelic illustration featuring a Petrodragon and liner note presentation with Morton Salt theming makes this release truly one-of-a-kind.
“Never miss a Sunday show” – the tried and true Deadhead adage – is once again proven in this flowing, career-spanning opening set for King Gizzard’s Chicago residency run. As the wind whipped across the concrete pad adjacent to the old Morton Salt factory, the boys cranked out a slew of microtonal tunes before thrashing their way through a handful of metal numbers. The pace dropped down in the leadup to a mind-bending rendition of The River, the influence of their experience seeing "the Dead & Co" at Wrigley Field the prior night oozing out of every note. The three closing tunes, spanning forty minutes, continued to showcase their proclivity for jamming, with a teaser-riddled Boogieman Sam tying a bluesy bow on this landmark performance. Wind-induced sound difficulties be damned – the boys just shout “Turn it up, Sammy!” and rock it on out.
25% of the profits from this release will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Visit their website (https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/) to learn more about the great food security work they do.
About Epicenter Records :
Shan Horan is a cartoonist and illustrator based in Southern California. They originally hail from New Hampshire, where they saw their first Gizz show back in 2016. Shan primarily works in the animation industry, but dedicates their free time to collecting records as a hobby, playing video games, and exploring nature. Their personal highlights from this residency include the entire back half of Night 1 from Satan Speeds Up to Boogieman Sam, Rattlesnake > Honey, Down the Sink, and Shanghai from N2, and Plastic Boogie, This Thing, and Change debut from N3.
Ezra Gray is a designer and illustrator from the Boston area, who spends their days in the thrift store pricing records and antiques, and their nights making extensive unofficial cartoons and bootlegs for their favorite bands. Gizzard took over their brain in 2020 after being a casual fan for a few years, and they have since been to many of their concerts all over the US. Personal highlights from the Chicago recordings include Boogieman Sam’s classic blues references, and the Change debut!
Mark Lorden is an engineer and music enthusiast based in Southern California. He also grew up in New Hampshire, but has never seen Gizz there. His long-term goal is to stand up an artist-focused media organization, for which this release is the first step. Personal highlights from this Chicago run include Gaia > Motor Spirit > Great Chain of Being>Gaia, The River, Self-Immolate, Hot Water > Hypertension, and the Change debut.
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are a six-piece band based in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia, and gradually formed in 2010 out of a group of friends mostly fresh out of high school. They largely fall under the umbrella of 'Psychedelic Rock', and with an always independent and totally DIY ethos, and frequently switch between a drastic array of styles.