[Music] King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Polygondwanaland

Australia’s King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard cross all sorts of genres so heavily that they are nearly impossible to categorize. The band move around easily in alternative music, psychedelic rock, prog, surf (not as weird as it sounds, to be honest) and garage rock.

This album is a freebie, and, as it turns out, one of their best works. Give it a listen and be converted.

[Music] The Rich History—and Present—of Latin American Prog

Pervuian psych-rockers Laghonia.

Noah Berlatsky of Bandcamp Daily gives a decent retrospective on some of the great progressive and psychedelic bands which came out of South America during the 1970s, though, sadly, the Mellow Records contributions seem to be permanently deleted, which is a shame.

[Music] John Cale Announces 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Velvet Underground & Nico

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It’s amazing to think that this album, which sold pitifully when it was first released, influenced almost everyone who bought it to form a band, so the legend goes. I’m very happy to hear John Cale himself had a hand in preparing this seminal release by The Velvet Underground & Nico. I simply hope the remastering is good.