Prolific Melbourne psych-rockers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have continued their run of new material this year, sharing “Straws in The Wind” as their third single in as many months.
Released overnight, the slinky, acoustic-based track is continues on with the sound utilised by the group on recent tracks, with hazy vocals courtesy of Ambrose Kenny Smith.
Not content to stop with just a psychedelic new track, the collective also shared a new music video to accompany the song. As wild as one might expect the group to make their visual accompaniments, the clip makes prominent use of a green screen and leaf blower, turning the video into something one might witness in the midst of a public access television-inspired fever dream.
“Amby and Stu collab on the tune and Jase is back on the tools for the video,” King Gizzard wrote in a post shared to social media. “Damn this was fun to make! We shot trash around the room with a leaf blower and pretended that we were in a trash tornado. What has the world come to…”
“Straws in The Wind” is the third new single from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard in as many months, with “Honey” and “Some of Us” appearing to showcase the somewhat refreshing acoustic sound utilised by the group for their ostensibly forthcoming album.
The sound of these tracks have given rise to speculation that a new microtonal album was on the horizon from the group, serving as a follow-up to Flying Microtonal Banana, which was subtitled Explorations into Microtonal Tuning, Volume 1.
“were (sic) working on a few diff projects atm and not sure which will end up coming out next,” Mackenzie explained. “Some of it is pretty chill, some of it is kinda jazzy, some of it is microtonal. Also messing around with some more polymetric type stuff. I’m excited about it.”
Currently, it remains to be seen whether King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are yet to announce whether a new record is indeed on the way, though the common musical thread that unites these tracks at least indicates that a similar-sounding collection of tracks have been in the works.