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The Flaming Lips – Peace Sword (2013)

Having only recently released their album The Terror, the Flaming Lips are already back with Peace Sword. They are, indeed, not known for serving light fare, and this EP is no different.

Mark Saleski’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013: Pat Metheny, Richard Thompson, E. Normus Trio, The Flaming Lips

Mark Saleski’s Mid-Year Best Of 2013: Pat Metheny, Richard Thompson, E. Normus Trio, The Flaming Lips

It’s hot, it’s humid, it’s…almost July? Well, mid-year has once again snuck up on me. Time to recap the (fantastic) musical half-year that has apparently flown by.

The Flaming Lips – The Terror (2013)

You have been tranquilized against your will, and your limp body has been dumped deep in the dry, hot desert. You awaken to find yourself stranded and alone. You are probably going to die, and you have come to terms with that fact. The Terror is the music that plays behind all of this.

Half Notes: The Flaming Lips – Flight Test EP (2003)

The Flaming Lips are an odd band. A pretty unique blend of art rock and nearly bubblegum pop. When I first heard The Soft Bulletin it made me stop to wonder: just what is this stuff? What struck me immediately was the nearly John Bohnam-like drumming … odd in this context. In any event, this little EP is a gem.Read More

2012 Hangout Music Festival: Sorting through the good, the great – and the dearly departed

Event organizers have been feverishly working for nearly an entire year to secure a lineup worthy enough to follow the 2011’s Hangout Music Festival.

Bob Mould to perform 'Copper Blue' in its entirety at this year's Noise Pop Festival

Bob Mould will perform 1992’s Copper Blue, from his post-Husker Du band Sugar, as part of the 20th annual Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco.

Tortoise and the Ex – In The Fishtank 5 (1999): Forgotten series

Tortoise is one of those bands that, once I locked into what was going on behind their music, I found that I understood what was going on in a lot of other bands I hadn’t really “gotten” up until then.

Low – Drums And Guns (2007)

by Tom Johnson Who knew, at the time, that Low would crank things up like they did with The Great Destroyer, their 2005 Sub-Pop debut? Had they been holding back all those years, or did the label urge them to do something different?

The Flaming Lips – At War With The Mystics (2006)

  by Mark Saleski Just what in hell is going on here?! That was my reaction back when I had my first crack at records like King Crimson‘s In The Court Of The Crimson King, Pink Floyd‘s Ummagumma, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s Tarkus. Art rock. Art … Rock. I’ve always thought that was such a funny category. An oddRead More