Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt by the Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt (2011)

Kind of Like: Radiohead, The Flaming Lips, Lightning Bolt (duh)
Genres: Experimental, Noise Rock, Indie, Electronica

"The first three minutes of "I'm Working at NASA on Acid," a track from a new collaborative EP between the Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt, sounds very much like the Lips in melancholy psychedelia mode. After that point, though, Lighting Bolt's signature pummeling beats drop in, pushing the song toward a ego-shattering climax. It's probably exactly like working at NASA while dropping LSD – at least if you assume it would be a very bad trip."
-Rolling Stone

The Flaming Lips just released a collaborative effort with Neon Indian not too long ago, and I wasn't really too into it.  I am liking this combination a lot more.  The first two songs are The Flaming Lips with Lightning Bolt, and the last two songs is Lightning Bolt with The Flaming Lips.  Whatever that means.  Long story short, if you like either of these bands, you probably will like this.  If you like both of them, what are you waiting for, ya dingus?

Oh yeah, and I may wanna pick this up on vinyl, it's damn sexy.  I'm just having a hard time finding places that have it.

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