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REQUIRED LISTENING: Wand – “Flying Golem”

Garage rock is one of those genres where it’s easy to write something listenable, but difficult to write something that stands out from the rest. Thankfully Ty Segall‘s tourmates Wand are putting out a new record that’s got the right amount of fuzz, uptempo drums, and voice filters to have you fall in love with […]

Elton John, Kanye West, Jack White, and More Confirmed For Bonnaroo 2014

2014 is the year the music festival market hits its peak saturation point. Every lineup announcement up to this point has been bigger and wilder than the one before, but I think the team behind Bonnaroo may have just won the announcement game for good. Right now, I want you to take a moment and […]

WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 12/15-12/21

It’s a well-known feeling among vinyl collectors: Just when you thought all of your Christmas shopping was done and all your loose ends were wrapped up for the year, a new pre-order pops up that you just have to grab. A lot of people were probably feeling that this week with the reissues of scene […]

MUSIC VIDEO: Moby – “The Perfect Life” (With Wayne Coyne Of The Flaming Lips)

The musicians most prone to unusual collaborations are unusual musicians. Wayne Coyne, frontman for The Flaming Lips, and Moby have collaborated on the song “The Perfect Life,” with Wayne singing some vocals. The two now have released an official music video for it that features random dancing costumed people. In his own words, Moby says […]

Tegan And Sara Added To Select Dates On Black Keys Tour

Indie-rock superstars, The Black Keys, have unveiled quite the extensive touring schedule spread out over the next few months. Support for the bands tour is jam packed with talent including acts such as Pearl Jam, the Flaming Lips, Kings of Leon and more (each playing select dates). As if that wasn’t enough of a reason […]

Manchester Orchestra, She & Him, 73 more added to Forecastle festival

The event, which focuses on activism in addition to music and the arts, also features film screenings, speakers and outdoor activities.

More on Flaming Lips’ Dark Side escapades

Courtesy:Pitchfork On New Year’s Eve, the Flaming Lips are set to turn Oklahoma City’s Cox Center into the capital of Weirdsville, U.S.A. when they bring their annual Freakout music-and-lights explosion to their hometown. Along with a standard Lips set and “the world’s biggest balloon drop,” the band will ring in 2010 by playing Pink Floyd’s […]

The Scoop on Flaming Lips Dark Side of the Moon cover

Last month, we reported that the Flaming Lips were planning to pay tribute to their psych-rock forebears by covering Pink Floyd’s dorm-room classic Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, probably as an iTunes-only release. The Lips’ version, a collaboration with the band Stardeath and White Dwarfs (which includes Wayne Coyne’s nephew Dennis Coyne […]

Cymbals Eat Guitars get new bassist

Courtesy: Pitchfork.com If fresh-faced Staten Island indie formalist bashers Cymbals Eat Guitars looked a little different in this CMJ photo, your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you. The band’s MySpace page lists a new bassist, a fellow named Matthew Whipple. He replaces Neil Berenholz, who, according to CEG’s publicist, left the band amicably because he […]

Flaming Lips tear it up at Treasure Island Music Festival

Courtesy: SPIN Earth The two-day Treasure Island Music Festival came to a climatic close with an eruption of confetti, costumes and Wayne Coyne, as the Flaming Lips performed a giant sized sing-along to their hit “Do You Realize??” with a sold-out crowd. Their hour and a half set was riddled with robots, fuzzy dancers and […]

Flaming Lips to cover Dark Side of the Moon!

Courtesy: Pitchfork According to an L.A. Times report, the Flaming Lips are set to follow-up their life- (and death)-affirming LP Embryonic with a full-album redo of Pink Floyd’s gazillion-selling 1973 psych-rock classic Dark Side of the Moon. The Lips version of Dark Side is a collaboration with the band Stardeath and White Dwarfs (which includes […]

Flaming Lips Update

Courtesy: Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times Word is the Flaming Lips will return to their whacked-out psychedelic experimentations with the release of this week’s “Embryonic,” and Los Angeles-area fans will get the first shot at hearing much of the album translated to a live audience. The Lips will appear Thursday night at Hollywood’s Ricardo Montalbán […]