Thursday, August 13, 2009
[Pitchfork.com] "Silver Trembling Hands", the Best New Music advance leak from the Flaming Lips' forthcoming double album Embryonic, is a weird, warped song. But if your introduction to the Lips was The Soft Bulletin or Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, it won't weird you out too badly. This one might...
"See the Leaves" might be the noisiest, most discordant thing the Flaming Lips have recorded in years. There's a lot to process here: the queasy krautrock beat, the squirmy noise solos, the extended organ-vamp coda. One thing's for sure: The next time you see the Lips send a small forest's worth of confetti into the air, a song like this will turn it into even more of a headfuck experience.
Listen to "See the Leaves" HERE!! We've also got some exciting new Embryonic release details!
Embryonic finally has a release date: October 13 on Warner Bros. And we've finally received confirmation that YES, THAT UP THERE IS INDEED THE ALBUM COVER! Awesometastic.
The latest leg of the Flaming Lips' tour starts this Saturday. As previously reported, for several dates on the tour, your ticket will come with a digital EP featuring three Embryonic tracks ("Convinced of the Hex", "The Impulse", and "Silver Trembling Hands") as well as three previously released B-sides. Plus, after the show, you'll also get a digital bootleg of the performance you just saw. Good deal.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 4:40 PM