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Though they’re clearly still going strong, ten years ago yesterday Oklahoma’s favorite sons released their ninth and generally speaking most beloved album The Soft Bulletin. It was the Flaming Lips’ moody, poppy, deeply atmospheric followup to 1997’s quadruple turntable adventure Zaireeka and it was followed by another critical and commercial success, 2002’s Yoshimi Battles TheMore »

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Bad Plus Cover The Flaming Lips

The longtime jazz trio Bad Plus (no, not Bad Pus) are releasing a new album For All I Care in a couple months. It includes the trio’s first recordings with a vocalist: Wendy Lewis adds her voice to the bass, drums, and piano. The band explains that the approach and the recording were inspired partly… More »

By: brandon / November 19, 2008 - 11:26 am

The Bad Plus Cover Rush

When we posted Bad Plus’s tenacious original cut “Physical Cities” from Prog, we promised a listen of their killer cover of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.” And truly, they pulverize the prog epic, starting true to the tune’s head before delving into a madcap chopped-out piano trio jam. And it wouldn’t be Bad Plus without a tempo-shifted… More »

By: Stereogum / April 12, 2007 - 12:48 pm

New Bad Plus – “Physical Cities”

Piano trio The Bad Plus have garnered glowing accolades with imaginative, jazzy renditions of Aphex Twin, Blondie, and Radiohead cuts — and while their forthcoming record Prog caters to the cover lovers (including “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” “Life On Mars,” and a killer take on Rush’s “Tom Sawyer”), their compositional (and comping) skill… More »

By: Stereogum / March 22, 2007 - 2:23 pm

Giddy About Geddy

One Geddy Lee sighting is an anomaly, two is a coincidence, but three ?- that?s a trend. The Rush frontman has been a little bit of everywhere these days, taking his daughter to the set of Gilmore Girls (where Sebastian Bach introduced him to … Sally Struthers?), and lending his trademark wail to an ESPN… More »

By: Stereogum / March 15, 2007 - 4:11 pm