King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are gearing up to release Butterfly 3001, an album of remixed and reworked versions of songs that featured on the band’s latest album, last year’s Butterfly 3000.
To that end, the Melbourne psych-rockers have shared a new interpretation of their track ‘Black Hot Soup’ courtesy of the legendary DJ Shadow. It arrives alongside a video directed by the band’s longtime collaborator John Angus Stewart that stars John Safran. Check that out below.
“We’ve put off doing a remix album for a long time,” commented the band’s Joey Walker upon Butterfly 3001‘s announcement last month. “Maybe it was conscious, maybe it wasn’t. But it’s happening now.
“That’s not to say that Butterfly 3000 makes the most sense to remix. It might seem like the obvious one, but it’s not. Yes it’s electronic. But so is a fridge. Have you tried to dance to Butterfly? It’s hard. It ties your shoelaces together. It’s duplicitous in its simplicity.
“But Butterfly 3001 expands on this. It also deviates and obliterates. We’re honored to have such esteemed people go to work on these songs. We hope you love this album as much as we do. See you in DA CLUB!!!”
Watch the video for DJ Shadow’s ‘My Own Reality’ re-write of ‘Black Hot Soup’ below.