The Flaming Lips
“Powerless” is about the most un-friendly pop single you can imagine, but The Flaming Lips have nonetheless made a video for it. But at least the video is something all of us can relate to (who hasn’t been blindfolded and tied to a chair in the middle of a field?). The track is off Embryonic, the band’s 12th studio album. [via Pitchfork]
Fol Chen are set to release Part II: The New December on July 6 via Asthmatic Kitty. They’ve been described as “cool,” “pretty sweet,” and “interesting” by my friend Jonathan Fielding.
[Photo: Juliana Paciulli]
“Acres of Skin”
Check out Zs’ amazing live performance for “Acres of Skin” for terroreyes.tv, recorded in a backyard in Austin, TX during SXSW. Their new album, New Slaves, is due May 11 on The Social Registry, AND IT IS SO FUCKING GOOD.
The End of Irony [short film]
Captain Ahab’s third album, The End of Irony, was released this week on Deathbomb Arc. Check out the companion film above.
Here’s the new, official, ultra-limited video for Designer Drug’s 2009 track “Drop Down,” directed by Kevin Calero. You can purchase the single at iheartcomix.
• Designer Drugs: http://myspace.com/designerdrugsclubmusic
“New York Is Killing Me” [feat. Nas]
I’m New Here was released February 9 on XL Recordings. Check out Nas’ added rhymes. New York is just killing him.