As part of the worldwide #LOVERECORDSTORES campaign, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will be repressing 10 of their releases onto “eco-wax” vinyl – released through Heavenly Records, and available on 20 June.
These reissues – consisting of nine LPs and one EP – are being called the ‘Rancid Rainwater’ Eco Wax Editions. “Eco-wax” is said to be made from “randomly leftover pellets”, which gives the vinyl its “murky pond water” look – hence the name of the series.
Additionally, each record’s sleeve was produced using recycled board and printed with plant-based inks. Industry-standard shrink wrapping was replaced by recycled brown paper bags and the promotional stickers – usually included with each record – have been combined into a single paper sticker.
Finally, releases in the Rancid Rainwater series will be carbon offset – in order to “cover the record’s journey through production to your local record shop”. See what the releases look like in this Facebook post from Heavenly Recordings.
💿❤️ Here at Heavenly we are pleased to announce releases from King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Unloved, Cherry Ghost…
Stu Mackenzie of King Gizzard issued a statement on the band’s new eco-friendly records, noting that “the irony of making music that will be pressed on a giant plastic disc” was not lost on him.
“In 2020, plastic is in our oceans, it’s in our soils, it’s in our bodies,” he said. “It is a privilege and a responsibility to own this record or any other. Be thoughtful and be kind to Mother Nature. We need her.”
Below are the releases within the Rancid Rainwater series:
Head On/Pill 12” (2013)
I’m In Your Mind Fuzz (2014)
Paper Mache Dream Balloon (2015)
Nonagon Infinity (2016)
Flying Microtonal Banana (2017)
Murder Of The Universe (2017)
Sketches Of Brunswick East (2017)
Gumboot Soup (2017)
For more music news, click here.