Artist of the Month: “The Flaming Lips”

With today being the release date of their new album “Embryonic”, I felt It was only right to declare them this month’s artist of choice. Recently, I’ve been listening to their masterpiece “The Soft Bulletin”. All week long I’ve been returning back to their magnum opus. Such an amazing piece of music there. I doubt they will ever top that, not to say their new music is sub-par or anything. Just personally, that Is my favorite album of theirs. They are branching off into a different spectrum of music with their new album, although not shockingly opposite to their previous work, their new album is deffinitly taking on a different sound. It is more Noise-Rock then ever before. I first got a listen to it when they were streaming the entire album on colbertnation.com Steven Colbert of “The Colbert Reports” website. I was expecting some good ‘ol Lips. You know the kind weve been listening to from their past three cd’s. It was a little different this time. I am deffinitly enjoying the new approach they are taking. The music is still very good, the instrumentals being the highlight of course. I will be picking up their new album sometime this week so I can have myself a physical copy of the piece of music. If you haven’t heard it, it’s all over the internet. But as I say, It is much better to physically own the piece of music rather then downloading it for free. Support the musicians.

Here is the album art for their new album.

Embryonic album art

Embryonic album art

Tracklist
Disc one
# Title Length
1. “Convinced of the Hex” 3:56
2. “The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine” 4:14
3. “Evil” 5:38
4. “Aquarius Sabotage” 2:11
5. “See the Leaves” 4:24
6. “If” 2:05
7. “Gemini Syringes” (featuring Thorsten Wörmann (spoken word equations) and Karen O (clicking gunshot sounds)) 3:41
8. “Your Bats” 2:35
9. “Powerless” 6:57

Disc two
# Title Length
10. “The Ego’s Last Stand” 5:41
11. “I Can Be a Frog” (featuring Karen O) 2:14
12. “Sagittarius Silver Announcement” 2:59
13. “Worm Mountain” (featuring MGMT) 5:21
14. “Scorpio Sword” 2:02
15. “The Impulse” 3:31
16. “Silver Trembling Hands” 3:59
17. “Virgo Self-Esteem Broadcast” (featuring Thorsten Wörmann) 3:44
18. “Watching the Planets” (featuring Karen O) 5:17

Hopefully they will be releasing some tour dates soon, I cannot wait until I get to see the ‘Lips.

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~ by drgonzo613 on October 14, 2009.

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