Tuesday Music News

  • Jim James played a flawless version of his new song “A New Life” off of Regions of Light and Sound of God backed by his band and The Roots. The way they managed transitioning between the three distinct phases of the song live is pretty cool and worth checking out. [SPIN]

  • The Flaming Lips have never been known to shy away from unusual and even grotesque packaging for new music (remember the skull thing? not to mention the fetuses, or the vaginal skulls). Just in time for Valentine’s day this year, they have already sold out a limited edition run of anatomically correct chocolate hearts, within which are USB sticks with new music on them. And only Wayne could make it look so appealing as below:

  • Perth psych-rock band Tame Impala have extended their US tour through the spring, and it will include an appearance at Sasquatch! followed by a night at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR. Check out their website for a complete listing of dates, and get ready for the “Mind Mischief” single release on March 5. [Pitchfork]

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