The Story Behind Every Song On King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard’s New Album Butterfly 3000

Stu Mackenzie is calling me from the future — which, frankly, is to be expected. For the past 10 years, his mondo psych-rock band King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard have been hurtling through life as if they activated a 2x speed setting for the universe — always creating, always evolving, always on to the next thing while we’re still making sense of the current one. (It’s entirely possible they’ve completed another album in the time it’s taken you to read this sentence.) However, in this case, Mackenzie’s Zoom call isn’t coming from another dimension, but rather the other side of the international date line: My Thursday 8PM in the EST zone is his Friday 10AM in Melbourne.

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