The Flaming Lips take aim at the Billboard charts once again with new six-hour song

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MTV darlings The Flaming Lips are at it again with another of their trademark surefire-hit music experiments. Known for a series of top-40 successes over the past two decades, including the hit songs “Jesus Shootin’ Heroin,” “Talkin’ Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues,” and “The sixth track on the fourth disc of Zaireeka,” the Lips are reportedly at least 4.5 hours into the process of recording a six-hour song called “I Found a Star on the Ground,” which is sure to keep you tapping your feet from breakfast until a little after lunch.

But how does one go about the process of creating a six-hour song? In the opinion of this astute reporter, The Flaming Lips have created so vast a catalogue of audio recordings that they need only to string their classic first six LPs together. Reached for comment on this suggestion, Lips frontman Wayne Coyne said, “Yeah, it’s a nice idea, but does anyone really remember how any of the songs from Transmissions from the Satellite Heart go? I know I don’t. Except for ‘She Don’t Use Jelly.’ That was a fun little tune. Too bad it never caught on.”

Wayne Coyne’s updates, in order:

http://www.twitvid.com/GUCTK
http://www.twitvid.com/RLAPC
http://www.twitvid.com/5LV7K
http://www.twitvid.com/XKZML
http://www.twitvid.com/Y267R
http://www.twitvid.com/0UJ5X
http://twitter.com/#!/waynecoyne/status/106840716138905601
http://www.twitvid.com/SHVGS
http://www.twitvid.com/QFLKD
http://www.twitvid.com/CIXLO
http://www.twitvid.com/XN6ZF

• The Flaming Lips: http://www.flaminglips.com

Sam Hillmer of Zs to refuse sleep and release solo release as Diamond Terrifier in September

In an attempt to surpass Richard Youngs and Madlib as the most prolific artist ever in the universe of all time, Sam Hillmer of Zs has announced yet another project, Diamond Terrifier, which will release its first full-length, Himalayan Appalachia, on a limited-edition cassette tape September 17 on Sockets Records. This is in addition to the upcoming release by his other project, Black Crown Ceremony, and a plethora of other shit from Zs.

The cassette, consisting of two 20-minute solos on tenor sax, will be introduced on September 17 at Diamond Terrifier’s release party at Brooklyn’s Death by Audio. The performance, featuring friends from Parts and Labor and No Babies, will be accompanied by projections from Trouble, Hillmer’s art duo project. If that weren’t enough, he’s then going to wake up the next day and coach his Fly Girlz through his non-profit new music organization, Representing NYC. And then we hear he’s going to call up James Franco on the phone and be all like, “What now!? You ain’t got shit on me!! BLAH!!”

Check out a preview of Himalayan Appalachia over at the Chocolate Grinder.

Himalayan Appalachia tracklisting:

Side A:
01. Two Witnesses
02. Three Things

Side B:
01. One Point
02. Five Dark Ages

• Diamond Terrifier: http://diamondterrifier.tumblr.com
• Sockets: http://socketsrecords.com

Lil B releases mixtape about forgiveness, in talks to host peace summit

It’s been nearly two months since Lil B let us know he’s Gay, but just when you thought the Based God went into recycling mode by releasing music videos for pre-Gay tracks, he returns with a new mixtape, I Forgive You. Given that he and The Game recently squashed their beef, it’s all the more fitting that we hold hands, make peace, and forgive and forget.

Lil B’s latest boasts 12 new tracks that skew toward darker territory, such as “Heard Her Cry,” dedicated to women in abusive relationships. Think that’s more morose than Lil B was capable of? Well, leave it to him to remind you it’s because he’s “2 Real” on the closing track.

The mixtape might offer less ‘“cooking dance swag,” but we have to agree with Game — it’s Memphis Bleek, not Lil B, who is the wackest rapper of all time. Hit up Livemixtapes to grab the free download.

I Forgive You tracklisting:

01. Tonight
02. I’m in the Streetz
03. I Forgive You
04. Can I Live 4real
05. Durty Pop
06. Neva Stop Me (Remix)
07. Take a Picture BasedGod
08. Bitch Fuck with Me
09. Gotta Question
10. Heard Her Cry
11. 30 Year BasedGod
12. Im 2 Real

• Lil B: http://www.basedworld.com

RIP: David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Delta blues legend

From the Chicago Tribune:

David “Honeyboy” Edwards, a bluesman who was a living, breathing link to blues legend Robert Johnson, died early Monday morning of congestive heart failure while resting at home, according to the performer’s official website. He was 96.

Born in 1915, Edwards left home when he was 14 years old, to perform with Big Joe Williams. It was a life on the road that the classic Delta blues player continued right up to April of this year, when his health took a turn for the worse. His last live outings were in Mississippi, on April 16 and 17.

The list of musicians that Edwards played with is immense, also serving as a Who’s Who of great blues artists. Edwards has worked with Robert Johnson, Charlie Patton, Big Joe Williams, Rice “Sonny Boy Williamson” Miller, Howlin’ Wolf, Sunnyland Slim, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Big Walter, Little Walter, Magic Sam, Muddy Waters. Edwards’ career included several hit songs, such as “Long Tall Woman Blues,” “Gamblin Man” and “Just Like Jesse James.” He has won two Grammy awards, in 2008 for best traditional blues album, and a 2010 lifetime achievement award. Edwards’ biography, “The World Don’t Owe Me Nothing,” first published in 1997, described his life of almost constant motion and performing.

• David “Honeyboy” Edwards: http://www.davidhoneyboyedwards.com

Sebadoh announce tour to save your marriage

If Sunday’s VMAs taught me one thing, it’s that I am completely out of touch with youth culture. If it taught me another thing, it’s that I clearly have no idea what teenagers think is cool anymore. So, after watching Nicky Minaj (spelling?) and some nine-year-old kid named Tyler win awards, I quickly rushed home and found refuge in my old cassette collection and flannel shirts and came to the realization that my Golden Year, 1991, is already 20 years ago. Wait… are you for real? Holy shit! 1991 is 20 years old! God, I’m old! I’m old, aren’t I?

If you’re like me, realizing suddenly that you worked (drank) away your youth and that you are NO LONGER COOL, then do what I do and find solace in old bands from your wonder years that still go on tour! For instance: Sebadoh have made it public knowledge that they will indeed be going on tour! In October, the scruffy young lads in Sebadoh, who made their name with fantastic albums like III and Bakesale (which was lovingly reissued earlier this year), will be revisiting all of their favorite dive bars and independent music venues across the country as they bring their “lo-fi” music to the (aging) masses.

So forget that best-of classical compilation, toss out that Michael Bolton CD, and find a band you loved as a teenager and go see them on tour. It saved me and my marriage!

Sebadoh tourdates:

10.25.11 - Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
10.26.11 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10.27.11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House
10.28.11 - Indianapolis, IN - Radio Radio
10.29.11 - Columbia, MO - Mojo’s
10.30.11 - Chicago, IL - Schubas
10.31.11 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
11.01.11 - Iowa City, IA - The Mill
11.02.11 - Minneapolis, MN - 400 Bar
11.04.11 - Columbia, SC - Headliners
11.05.11 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone
11.06.11 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
11.07.11 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
11.08.11 - Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle Tavern
11.10.11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
11.11.11 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells
11.12.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg

• Sebadoh: http://www.sebadoh.com

Leyland Kirby releasing new album Eager to Tear Apart the Stars, channels Ronald Reagan with his hatred of Space

Kindly recall the last ambient album that you listened to. Now, try and remember anything about that album that was musically outstanding in any way. Okay, so this might not work if you just listened to Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks by Brian Eno, but if your consumption of ambient music is anything like mine, then you’ll quickly realize where I’m coming from. It’s a genre utterly stuffed with talented artists from around the globe, but for which memorability is an extremely difficult feat to achieve.

With the massive undertaking that was his 2009 triple-album Sadly, the Future is No Longer What It Was (TMT Review), Leyland Kirby, combined with his more hauntingly sinister work as The Caretaker, has increasingly solidified his status as one of the relatively few, prominent, and noteworthy ambient artists currently active. And with the release of Eager to Tear Apart the Stars on October 3, he has the palpable opportunity to secure his place alongside comparable musical demigods like Tim Hecker, William Basinski, or Stars of the Lid.

According to The Quietus, Kirby’s own label, History Always Favours the Winners, describes the album as evincing a “temporal warping and sense of decayed decadence individual to Kirby’s oeuvre. There’s an ostensible sadness to these six pieces, but of a life-affirming and subtly ambiguous kind.” In other words, all signs point to Eager being just as beautifully affecting as his previous work.

Eager to Tear Apart the Stars tracklisting:

01. The arrow of time
02. This is the story of paradise lost
03. To reject the World
04. No longer distance than death
05. They are all dead, there are no skip at all
06. My dream contained a Star

• Leyland Kirby: http://brainwashed.com/vvm/artists/leyland_kirby.html
• History Always Favours the Winners: http://brainwashed.com/vvm/artists/index.html

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