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King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Recruit DJ Shadow, the Flaming Lips for ‘Butterfly 3001’ Remix Album

The prolific Melbourne outfit also team up with Confidence Man and Mall Grab for remixes of their 18th album, Butterfly 3000.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard performing at the 2020 edition of Laneway Festival

Ashley Mar*

The ever-prolific King Gizzard & the Lizard have announced their latest release of 2021, announcing their first official remix album, Butterfly 3001.

Announcing the news via social media this morning, the 21-track release (with five exclusive to the digital version) comes almost six months to the day after the release of the band’s 18th studio album, Butterfly 3000, whose tracks are the focus of this remix package.

Set for release in January of 2021, Butterfly 3001 sees King Gizzard’s latest record receiving full makeover from iconic names such as DJ Shadow, the Flaming Lips, and Peaches, alongside Australian artists such as Confidence Man and Mall Grab.

To celebrate the announcement of the record, King Gizzard have also shared two previews of Butterfly 3001, including Peaches’ reworking of “Butterfly 3000” (dubbed “Neu Butterfly 3000”), and The Scientist’s remix of “Shanghai”.

Meanwhile, it was just over a month ago that King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard gave the aforementioned “Shanghai” its live debut while performing at the Play on Victoria concert in their hometown of Melbourne. The headline set also included the debut of new song “Gaia”, though it’s currently unclear when a studio version of that track is set to arrive.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard’s Butterfly 3001 is set for release on January 21st, 2022, with pre-orders available now.

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard – Butterfly 3001 tracklist

01. Black Hot Soup (DJ Shadow “My Own Reality” Re-Write)
02. Shanghai (Dub by the Scientist)
03. Shanghai (Deaton Chris Anthony Remix)
04. Dreams (Yu Su Instrumental Mix)
05. Blue Morpho (Donato Dozzy Remix)
06. Blue Morpho (Vril Remix)
07. Blue Morpho (Ciel’s Fluttering Dub)
08. Blue Morpho (Zandoli II remix)
09. Catching Smoke (DāM-FunK Instrumental Re-Freak)
10. Ya Love (Flaming Lips’ Fascinating Haircut Re-Do)
11. Ya Love (Geneva Jacuzzi Remix)
12. Ya Love (Héctor Oaks Playing w/ Fire Mix)
13. 2.02 Killer Year (Bullant’s Fuck Mike Love Remix)
14. Yours (Fred P Journey Mix)
15. Butterfly 3000 (Terry Tracksuit Remix)
16. Neu Butterfly 3000 (Peaches Remix)
17. Catching Smoke (4am Wack Rmx by Hieroglyphic Being) *
18. Blue Morpho (Mall Grab Remix) *
19. Dreams (Peaking Lights Trancedellic Macrodosing Mix) *
20. Interior People (Confidence Man Remix) *
21. Catching Smoke (Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Remix) *

(* = Exclusive to the digital edition)