April 21, 2012

Hear New Sound: The Flaming Lips' "2012... You Must Be Upgraded" (feat. Ke$ha)

Did you have a happy Record Store Day? AwkwardSound was very fortunate to snatch a copy of the limited to 500 new Lemuria 7" single and the Coachella-exclusive At the Drive-In reissue of Vaya, and as for the rest -- Well, thank goodness for YouTube clips and SoundCloud drips to fill the rest of us in on what we missed out on. Case in point, experimentals psych-pop warriors The Flaming Lips collaborative LP The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, which featured an eclectic all-star cast of guest spots ranging from Lightning Bolt, Neon Indian, Nick Cave and -- most intriguingly -- polarizing potty-mouthed pop starlet Ke$ha on the apocalypse-themed cut "2012... You Must Be Upgraded." Wayne Coyne and company deliver the majority of the goods here in this static-and-TUMs-laced, Doctor Who-sampling listen while Ke$ha's appearance makes it a party. If by the time your daily dose of weirdo-pop bliss leaves you with the munchies for more Ke$ha-on-Lips action, take solace in knowing that Wayne Coyne is working on a song about "futuristic sex toys" for the "TiK ToK" superstar's upcoming sophomore LP. Until then, here's at least two of the four horsemen of the apocalypse...

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