It was a banner 2010 for 13-year-old Edmondite Greyson Chance, whose piano-pop skills were thrust into the spotlight via a school performance that caught fire on YouTube.
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?