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The Flaming Lips ft. Lightning Bolt- "I Wanna Get High But I Don't Want Brain Damage"

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In a fantasy collaboration I couldn't have possibly dreamed up, the Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt have dropped a new track, "I Wanna Get High But I Don't Want Brain Damage."

The truth is, who doesn't?

I love what this track offers in terms of noise, but maybe I'm not huge on the simple and lumbering bass and drums. Still, the vocals are hilarious, and the video only adds to the absurdity. It looks like a combination of Animal Collective's ODDSAC and a Rathergood music video like "the Moon."

Colin Stetson- "Judges" ‡ STREAM

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Saxophonist Colin Stetson has brought his raw talent to the stage and studio for a lot of bands and musicians, including Arcade Fire, Laurie Anderson, Bon Iver, David Byrne, Tom Waits, and the list goes on.

On 2/22, he'll be releasing his third album, which is a sequel to 2008's New History Warfare Vol. 1. Look for it on Constellation Records.

On the album's title track, Colin uses absolutely no effects, loops or overdubs. WHAT!?!? Laurie Anderson even has the final word on this track, too. Oh, the wailing, the layers, the insanity. My eyes are rolling into the back of my head, forgive me. I can no longer see what I'm typing.

Stream: Colin Stetson- Judges -

Stream some new Venetian Snares ‡ STREAM

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I strongly believe that sampling's role in music can only get stronger, and it's guys like Venetian Snares ensuring that future.

My So-Called life is the latest album from this break/glitch/whatthehell-core artist, also known as Aaron Funk. It's out now via Planet Mu, and you can get a deep whiff of this thing through some streams on their site. Give a listen and tell me what you think.

Is this VS best album? Worst? Is this thing a sensory overload or what? If we put the Books and Venetian Snares in a cage match, who would win? -