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Dark Flaming Lips track, fuzzy Smith Westerns album
August 20, 2009, 7:23 pm
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Embryonic, the newest offering from The Flaming Lips, is due out within the next two months

Embryonic, the newest offering from The Flaming Lips, is due out within the next two months

The upcoming Flaming Lips album, Embryonic, looms large on the horizon with its monstrous 18 track playlist. This most recent offering allows us a glimpse into its vast halls. Although the majority of the album is still shrouded in secrecy (quite a feat in this day and age!) this little piece of bait is sure to keep my mouth watering for the next month or two. The tune itself is a dark, shifting piece that throws the traditional male-female vocal duo for a loop by creating a sound intentionally un-perfected, intentionally raw, but most of all, intentionally longing. Paired with the minor, almost baroque chord progression that snakes in and out of time, the overall result is that of sheer emotional power. Have a listen over at stereogum.

The self titled debut LP is out now.

The self titled debut LP is out now.

The Smith Westerns burst into my itunes library with a rush of tweed and vintage sounding fuzz. This track features collaboration from fellow rockers Times New Viking. The simplicity and methodical thump of the floor toms complimented by the grinding of guitars on top of guitars makes for a pleasant interlude from all the non-sensical psy-surf-garage-punk floating around the internet latey. This band knows how to rock. They know how to make simple, cheerful tunes that’ll keep your head nodding and feet tapping. I’m trying my best to get my hands on their self-titled debut LP, but for now here’s Girl In Love.

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