As a sucker for a good lyric and a believer that words can really elevate a tune, I’m a tough crowd when it comes to extensive instrumental jamming. But upon hearing Australian psych-rock band King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard’s newest track off their third album, well, I was eating my own words. “30 Past 7” feels like surfing through a galaxy – as if time has stopped but supernatural forces propel you forward through the haze. Sound trippy? Well give it a listen, and tell us you don’t feel like you’re blanketed in stars and synth.
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The song, reminiscent of another Australian psychedelic band’s offerings (Tame Impala, anyone?), is silky and as cozy as a cocoon, and definitely positions King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the forefront of the psychedelic-garage punk movement happening right now. We can’t wait to be rendered speechless by the rest of the tracks on Float Along – Fill Your Lungs on September 27, but until then, you can stream “30 Past 7” – the auditory version of a kaleidoscope – here.