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Dustin Prinz - Eleven

Few musicians take the time to master their instrument in the way that Oklahoma City singer-songwriter Dustin Prinz has; he’s a guitar virtuoso in every sense of the word, and Eleven gives him the chance to show just how far he can push that skill.
04/15/2014 | Comments 0

Horse Thief – Fear in Bliss

Listening to Horse Thief’s previous release — the haphazardly melodramatic Grow Deep, Grow Wild — felt like a chore. Whatever potential the Oklahoma City folk-pop act demonstrated on the EP was obscured behind a formulaic, contrived and ultimately hollow cloud. But it at least offered a glimmer of promise for a band consisting of, frankly, five pretty talented dudes. Critics saw it; the band’s management saw it; its current label, Bella Union, saw it; and its increasingly fervid fan base saw it.
04/08/2014 | Comments 0

Colourmusic — May You Marry Rich

There’s always a sense of danger when debuting songs in a live setting and playing them well. Without having heard the studio versions, expectations are set according to the live incarnations. But capturing the breadth of free-flowing atmosphere and sheer volume on a disc, vinyl or digital file isn’t the easiest thing to do, especially for a band as vociferous as Colourmusic.
04/01/2014 | Comments 0

Em and the MotherSuperiors — Churches into Theaters

As titles go, Churches into Theaters is an apt descriptor for the debut album from Oklahoma City rockers Em and the MotherSuperiors. It’s a reverential record, one that shares the gospel of classic rock, blues and soul but embraces the need to refashion it for modern times, channeling The Dead Weather, Grace Potter and Cage the Elephant along the way.
03/25/2014 | Comments 0

Rachel Brashear — Revolution

Rachel Brashear’s second EP, Revolution, starts with a kick to the shins.
03/18/2014 | Comments 0
 

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Flaming Lips


They love everyone. Including blobs.

By Stephen Carradini February 14th, 2011
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In addition to Radiohead announcing a new album, The Flaming Lips have released their newest creation for free on the world today. It’s called “Two Blobs Fucking” (no, really) and it’s available in 12 parts at this YouTube channel (also really). Like “Zaireeka,” the parts are intended to be played simultaneously, as it was “created specifically for iPhone-type devices.” So if you’ve got 11 friends with iPhones/Droids, you should all definitely get together and have a “Two Blobs Fucking” party (um, Happy Valentine’s Day?).

Also, this can only mean one thing: Get ready for the largest cell phone choir ever at this year’s New Year’s Eve Freakout. Like, Guinness World Records-style. Make it happen, Wayne.

As for how it sounds, it’s difficult to tell when you can only listen to one part at a time, but it seems to continue on the experimental, demented weirdness of “Embryonic.” Track 9 is Wayne’s voice, and he’s talking instead of singing. Track 7 is the drum track, and it’s pretty cool and complex. There are a lot of weird synths; mega-heavy guitars play on most, if not all, of the tracks around the 1:15 mark. In short, it’s a Flaming Lips song.

Apparently there’s a lot more where this came from, and it’s promised to be released in unusual ways. Did we expect any less?

 
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