The Flaming Lips

Yesterday, in their latest goofy publicity stunt, the Flaming Lips successfully attempted to break Jay-Z’s record of the most shows anyone’s ever played in a single day. One of those shows was in Biloxi, Mississippi, and the band took that moment to debut a new song called “You Lust,” a Phantogram collab that’s likely intended for their next album. The song is a tense 11-minute psychedelic throb, with Sarah Barthel’s flighty vocals nicely offsetting Wayne Coyne’s gruff whimsy, and it reminds me of Stereolab at their furthest-out. Watch it below.

You will not be able to convince me that the row of girls in bikinis along the wall was entirely necessary.

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  1. They also debuted “Ashes in the Air” from Heady Fwends with Jackson Browne singing in place of Justin Vernon and “I’m Working at NASA on Acid” with Linear Downfall in place of Lightning Bolt. You guys should post those, too. For anyone who didn’t see or care to read my long-ass post yesterday (under Flaming Lips’ 11 Weirdest Stunts), you can see/hear them at with a bunch of other covers and performances from other artists through out the day (Neon Indian, Grace Potter, Gary Clark Jr., etc.) as well (sorry for redirecting but it is a lot of good content).

  2. Also from Heady Fwends, they premiered “Girl, You’re So Weird” with New Fumes and “2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)” with HOTT MT instead of Ke$ha. So, I guess you could say that the world record tour also served as their Heady Fwends promotional tour.

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