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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Although they formed in 2011 in Melbourne, Australia, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard's sense of unfettered sonic exploration makes them easy to mistake for a forgotten-about-relic of the psych explosion of the '60s.

With a far-out sound that, at times, feels barely held together, the band evoke the eclectic rock experimentation of Frank Zappa's early work with the Mothers of Invention as they follow their musical flights of fancy wherever they might go, and letting the rest just fall into place on its own. In 2012, the band released 12 Bar Bruise, which they followed up just five months later with 2013's Eyes Like the Sky, which the band somewhat enigmatically self-described as a "spaghetti-western audio book." A third full-length, Float Along - Fill Your Lungs, was released in 2013 and was quickly followed up with 2014's Oddments. ~ Gregory Heaney, Rovi

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