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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Love Record Stores Eco Mix editions

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are an Australian rock band formed in 2010 in Melbourne. They are known for exploring many different genres, staging energetic live shows and building a prolific discography.

We are proud to have manufactured and partnered with Optimal Media for the 'Rancid Rainwater Eco-Mix' limited editions for LOVE RECORD STORE 2020. 

What is an eco-vinyl? The most sustainable route, step by step:

*PRODUCTION: Eco-wax is made from re-ground offcuts and vinyl rejects that would otherwise be wasted, this results in a unique colouring effect on each record.

*PACKAGING: produced with a 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. All printed parts are biodegradable.

*TRANSPORT: Carbon offset* production and transportation certificate along the records' journey. The albums contain an insert with a QR code to the carbon offsetting scheme website to see the work they do.

*A Carbon offset is a way to compensate for our emissions by funding an equivalent carbon dioxide saving elsewhere. Our everyday actions, at home and at work, consume energy and produce carbon emissions, such as driving, flying and heating buildings. Carbon offsetting is used to balance out these emissions by helping to pay for emission savings in other parts of the world. We are working on our own carbon offsetting scheme so watch this space!

We strive to maintain a sustainable business and we are continually researching the best sustainable practices in manufacture.

Albums: I’m In Your Mind Fuzz (2014), Quarters! (2015), Paper Mache Dream Balloon (2015), Nonagon Infinity (2016), Flying Microtonal Banana (2017), Murder of the Universe (2017), Sketches of Brunswick East (2017), Polygondwanaland (2017) and Gumboot Soup (2017).

Client Information

PIAS is an international recording, licensing, distribution, sales and marketing company for independent music. With a 250-strong global team supporting the cream of independent music across the globe.

Products and Services

•  Carbon offset project

•  Standard weight Ecomix vinyl

•  Labels CMYK

•  Inner sleeve 190gsm recycled, 4/0

•  Download code sticker 70 x 15mm, peelable, codes attached.

•  Spined sleeve 350gsm recycled, 4/0

•  No shrinkwrap

Printing Techniques

• Pack into a supplied paper bag

• 12" Kraft Paper Bag Style Wallet to hold 1 x 12" Album or 1 x 12" Gatefold Sleeve. Plain unprinted on 130gsm Cairn Eco Kraft.

• Stickers:

1. barcode sticker - to contain HVNLP156CC / 5400863032692. Apply bottom centre of paper bag on rear

2. marketing sticker (art attached). CMYK, 105 x 200mm. Apply top left of bag on front


Talking about this very special edition we manufactured, band leader Stu Mackenzie said:

'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'

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