HEAR: The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver – Ashes in the Air

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  • 28 Mar 12

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As disgusting as I find my obsession with shedding words at the first sight of any Flaming Lips related news, at the very least, this one pertains to something I wrote about not too long ago. It’s not just me talking about what shampoo Wayne uses (Head & Shoulders. Incidentally, he is a huge fan of 2001’s Evolution), alright? Putting my crippling addiction aside, what we have today, boys and girls, is the first tease from The Flaming Lips latest album, The Flaming Lips and Heavy Fwends, and is, as we already knew, a collaboration. It’s entitled ‘Ashes in the Air’ and comes via the presumably high as fuck imagination of Bon Iver, whose contributions hide underneath waves and waves of obscene guitar effects, militarized drum machines and inexplicable sounds. Bizarrely, it reminds me a little of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Hear it below.

 

Alec