Friday, July 05, 2019

Oral examination

The Flaming Lips' output over the last decade has been prodigious and extremely eccentric, including collaborations with everyone from Lightning Bolt to Miley Cyrus, a song uploaded to YouTube in 12 parts that are designed to be played simultaneously ('Two Blobs Fucking'), and several recordings released on flashdrives encased within gummy or real skulls. By comparison, their latest album King's Mouth - which I've just reviewed for Buzz - is actually quite sober, and all the more refreshing for it.

Also featuring among this month's reviews are write-ups of new LPs by Trash Kit, Khruangbin and DMA's - the latter entitled MTV Unplugged Live. Nirvana's legacy lives on, it seems, if only to be horribly tarnished.

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