New King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Album Polygondwanaland Being Released As A Free Download This Week

Australian psych-rock crew King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have had an insanely productive year. Thus far in 2017, they’ve released three full-length albums: Flying Microtonal Banana, Murder Of The Universe, and Sketches Of Brunswick East. The day after tomorrow, they’ll follow it up with another one called Polygondwanaland. On Instagram, the band announces that the fourth album will be a free-download, and they encourage fans to share it with whoever: “Free to download and if you wish, free to make copies. Make tapes, make CD’s, make records… We do not own this record. You do. Go forth, share, enjoy.” The band is even allowing the public to download the album’s digital, CD, or vinyl masters. You’ll be able to get the album at the band’s website. It’ll open with the monstrous 10-minute song “Crumbling Castle,” but that’s the only song they’ve shared up until now. Here’s the Instagram announcement:

POLYGONDWANALAND This album is FREE. Free as in, free. Free to download and if you wish, free to make copies. Make tapes, make CD’s, make records. The following files will be available to download at 9am Friday 17 Nov, Melbourne, Australia time at kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com 1. DIGITAL MASTERS & ARTWORK: This is the best option if you wish to download the album for personal use. Available as high quality MP3 files 320 kbps (≈100 MB) or uncompressed WAV files (≈500 MB). Each version contains hi-res digital artwork of the front cover at 4000 x 4000 resolution. 2. CD MASTERS & ARTWORK: If you wish to press CDs you will need to download the DDP master and CD Artwork template. The DDP master is the format used for identifying information on optical discs. This master has the tracklist, ISRC codes & metadata embedded. In this .ZIP file you will also find a folder with a CD template, front cover art and extra artwork for back cover, inner tray, spine and booklet that you will need to put together yourself. 3. VINYL MASTERS & ARTWORK: The vinyl master is a completely seperate master to CD & Digital masters. There are physical limitations to what the head of the lathe can produce when cutting vinyl. For this reason these files will not sound normal on generic Hi Fi speakers. Only use this master if you wanna press vinyl. It will contain a Side A and a Side B WAV file as well as a PQ log for both sides with metadata for the pressing plant. In this .ZIP file you will also find a record cover template and a folder full of artwork ideas you can use to make your own back cover, spine and inner sleeve. Ever wanted to start your own record label? GO for it! Employ your mates, press wax, pack boxes. We do not own this record. You do. Go forth, share, enjoy. P.s. If u wanna make cassettes I don’t really know what you would do. Be creative. We did it once but it sounded really shit. Maybe try the WAVs idano bye bye

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