King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced new ‘Eco-friendly’ reissues of 9 of their albums and a 12″. These reissues are part of the ‘Love Record Stores Day’ coming up on June 20th which is a new initiative aimed at supporting record stores online whilst they are unable to open their physical shop. Artists have created new exclusive releases for the day including the likes of Bon Iver and Alvvays. A full list of participating record store can be found here.
Record label Heavenly Recordings released this statement about the new reissues. “All titles will be pressed on eco-wax (made from randomly leftover pellets, the vinyl tends to come out coloured like ‘murky pond water’), the sleeves are produced using recycled board and printed using plant based inks. The industry standard shrink wrap or plastic cover has been replaced with a recycled brown paper bag and the various promotional stickers which would have accompanied the release have been combined on one paper sticker. All printed parts are biodegradable and the release has been carbon offset to cover the records journey through production to your local record shop.”
Frontman Stu Mackenzie also had this to say “In 2020, plastic is in our oceans, it’s in our soils, it’s in our bodies. The irony of making music that will be pressed on a giant plastic disc is not lost on me. 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.”