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Topic: Lightning Bolt
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Spring is coming!

So here's some free music.

So, it’s only February, but it’s 70 degrees out there. Spring is here or coming here. Snow is gone or getting gone. SXSW is not here, but coming (there, actually).

In short, the hibernating is ending, and people are dropping tons of music on me, which I am about to unload on you guys in the form of a mixtape. Remember when it used to be illegal to post MP3s on blogs? Now people ask me to do it. Time moves fast.

The OKS “Fake Springs Suck, So Here’s to Hoping It’s Real” Mix (click title to download full mix as a 155mb .zip)
1.    “Wolves and Bells” — Storms. This icy acoustic track is a good place to start, as we move from winter to spring.
2.    “I Can Be One” — Luke Rathborne. Melancholic beauty, like opening your eyes after sleeping ...
3.    “Colossus” — Lightning Bolt. …and then you distort your guitar, cause ‘getting out of bed sucks.
4.    “Heart Attack” — Lovett. Frantic rock ’n’ roll.
5.    “Kim Kardashian” — Rocky Business. Infectious dance track from the first band to get a second MP3 on OKS. Also has a culture-skewing video that begs for a Chuck Klosterman analysis.
6.    “Equestrian (Flosstradamus Remix)” — US Royalty. Caribbean-ized and dance-floor ready, you’d never guess that this used to be a pastoral folk tune.
7.    “Would You Say Stop?” — Acid House Kings. No, I wouldn’t.
8.    “The Kite” — The Sound of Growing Up. Judging by the sneering vocals and pop-punk approach to the piano, these kids have a ways to go.
9.    “Fugefat” — The Octopus Project. The most optimistic instrumental band ever.
10. “Last Night at the Jetty” — Panda Bear. Never been a big Animal Collective fan, but this lucid, optimistic jam from the AC member screams spring.
11. “Secret Serf” — Tape Deck Mountain. Chillwave to ease back on a green, green hillside to.

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by Stephen Carradini 02.18.2011 3 years ago
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VOTD: The Flaming Lips / Lightning Bolt — ‘I’m Working at NASA on Acid’

Considerably less terrifying than their previous collab, “I Wanna Get High, But I Don’t Want Brain Damage”

I’m really digging the damaged vein the Lips seemed to have slipped into these last couple of years. 2009’s “Embryonic” was the freaky, border-pushing, psychedelic album they’ve always had in them, but were too busy having fun with sci-fi sing-alongs like “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” to record.

Anyhoo, check out this new clip from George Salisbury and his Delo Creative http://delocreative.com/nasa-on-acid/ dudes. It’s a really long song, but the Lightning Bolt choral part in the middle is really wonderful. Salisbury does well to represent on video the destructive energy of actually seeing Lightning Bolt perform in person.

by Matt Carney 08.24.2011 2 years ago
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Marathon for the prize

Get it? Like 'Race for the Prize'! But longer! Much longer!


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Prior to famous Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne’s entry to the  Twittersphere, one could only speculate what their next song or album would sound like. These days, the energetic singer seems to share every weird moment of his every weird day (and they’re all weird when you’re Wayne Coyne), including the new material he’s recorded with indie acts Neon Indian and Lightning Bolt.
 
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