Tag Archives: The Flaming Lips

We Heart You: KEXP’s Valentine’s Day Video Round-up

Happy Valentine’s Day, all you KEXP listeners and friends! Here’s a selection of some of the great songs of love and heartbreak from the past and present as a special valentines day treat for you all. They’ll get you through the day if you’re alone, or get you and a special someone through the dayRead more...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Flaming Lips

Everybody and their Oklahoman cousin knows that the Flaming Lips go overboard on the holidays, particularly around Halloween when they’ve led the March of 1000 Skeletons, and around Christmas, where they’ve given Sufjan Stevens a run for his money in terms of commitment to traditional holiday values. But this year, the Lips are taking Valentine’sRead more...

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Monday Music News

M.I.A.‘s much-anticipated album Matangi has been rejected by Interscope for being “too positive”. The album was supposed to be released last month, but now with apparently some “darkening up” needed, the release is expected around April 15th, in time for the Tamil New Year. It turns out M.I.A.’s ex-manager, whom she fired, is now theRead more...

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Friday Music News

Phil Everum’s Mount Eerie project has already released one album this year (May’s Clear Moon), but he’ll keep this momentum going well into the latter half of the year with the release of a second LP and an extensive tour. The album, Ocean Roar, is due on September 4th through P.W. Elverum & Sun, LtdRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

As promised, Benjamin Gibbard will support his forthcoming solo debut, Forever Lives (out October 16th through Barsuk), with a brief solo tour this fall. Gibbard, who is currently playing shows in Japan with Death Cab For Cutie, will start the tour in Big Sur, CA on September 26th and cover the eastern United States beforeRead more...

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Friday Music News

Although he’s still busy on the victory lap tour behind last year’s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, M83 mastermind Anthony Gonzalez will soon be producing new music for the Tom Cruise-starring, sci-fi flick Oblivion. Oblivion isn’t Gonzalez’ first foray into soundtracks (he previously contributed music to the 2010 French film Black Heaven), but it’s his firstRead more...

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Out This Week 6/26

You’ll find plenty of great new music for the long days and late nights of summer among this week’s new releases. aA reunited Beachwood Sparks offer sunny Cali vibes on their first album in 11 years, featuring a warm blend of folk, pop, and mellow psychedelia -- just right for kicking back on your lawnRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Four years after his last album, Baltimore electronic musician/live tour de force Dan Deacon is releasing a new long-player, America, on August 28th on Domino Records. “Lots”, the noisy and raucous third track on the album is now available for streaming and download at his website. Although Deacon has sporadic festival dates in North AmericaRead more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Veteran New York rockers The Walkmen have announced the release of their seventh full-length album. Following up their 2010 release, Lisbon, Heaven will hit shelves and e-shelves on June 5 via Fat Possum. The album was recorded by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins) in Seattle. Here is the teaser:

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Happy birthday, Kurt Cobain!

It’s pretty much a rite of passage for any new band these days to cut their teeth on Nirvana covers, and it’s a testament to the band’s universal influence when musicians from all genres (and even the bands who influenced Nirvana to begin with) are more likely to play Nirvana songs than those of anyRead more...

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