Wednesday, July 22, 2009

First Listen: The Flaming Lips

Only a few tidbits about 'Embryonic' have made their way to the blogosphere. It will be a double album with a few guests, including MGMT and Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs. There is a release date of Sept. 29 floating around, but this has not been confirmed by the label. Here are a couple of leaked songs. I thought there were a few bright spots on their last record, 'At War With the Mystics', but it was a bit of a letdown after 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' back in 2002. Will 'Embryonic' bring me back in the fold? Fans who watched the band play these two at the Pitchfork Music Festival last weekend seemed to like what they heard.

The Flaming Lips - Silver Trembling Hands (mp3)
The Flaming Lips - Convinced Of the Hex (mp3)

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