*Mockups may not reflect final product
In June 2023, three nights of raucous reptilian energy rained down on the newly-opened Salt Shed venue in industrial Chicago. The whipping wind and torrential downpours did not hold back as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard tore through some of their most dynamic live material to date, including a cosmic rendition of The River and the live debut of Change.
The resulting musical document is now available across 11 LPs (and one special 7” with bonus content) through Epicenter Records. The packaging has been thoughtfully designed by Shan Horan and Ezra Gray in a whimsical vintage psychedelic style – by the fans, for the fans. The Morton Salt theming carries through from the color palette to the nutrition facts style of the track listing. The illustrations are filled with easter eggs – you’ll notice something new every time you look at it!
You can purchase each night individually, or bundled together with a slipcase. The 7” will even be available to buy on its own! Each purchase comes with an artwork poster and Homer sticker.
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 impactful 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.