Morning Music Notes – Putting Sweat and Especially Blood into Your Music

Are Lollapalooza Line Up Hints Popping Up Around Chicago?

Some of us like playing detective, trying to sift through hints and clues on the Internet, and then spread these rumours in a game of broken telephone, so that the end product is nothing like the fact. Guessing festival line ups is often a popular game, with people photoshopping fake posters and rumours of line ups, trying to convince people they have a scoop, or just being mean little trolls. As Pitchfork, via Wine & Pop, points out, there have been ads popping up at Chicago train stations, with lyrics from bands that might feature at Lollapalooza. The lyrics are also accompanied by the hashtag #Lolla. The hints point to Jack White, Justice, The Weeknd, and Die Antwoord, which would make for an interesting set of headliners – but they can’t be the headliners, can they? The official line up is announced on April 11 (despite the fact that tickets went on sale, with NO knowledge of the potentially shitty line up), so keep looking for those rumours/rumors.

Listen! The Flaming Lips / Bon Iver – Ashes in the Air. Plus Get the Blood of Flaming Lips Collaborators?!

You’ve gotta hand it to the Flaming Lips – they certainly like doing abnormal things. From gummi bear skulls and USB stick music releases, to rowdy concerts and the Zaireeka album (where you play 4 individual CDs in 4 stereos at the same time for ‘full effect’), the band are always pushing boundaries. The Wayne Coyne-led band are putting out a special record store release, and it will feature the blood of people like Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bon Iver, Neon Indian, Nick Cave, and Erykah Badu (via Hollywood Reporter). Yup, sounds about par for the course.

The special release will be out on April 21, and is called The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. In an interview with MTV Hive, Wayne Coyne said “I don’t have everybody’s blood just yet, but I collected quite a few vials of blood and it’s actually sitting in my refrigerator as we speak.” I guess collaborations are giving more than they bargained for when they agreed to help out the Lips. Check out the track listing of the Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends below, and also listen to Ashes in the Air, featuring Bon Iver.

Tracklisting for the Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
Side 1
1. 2012 (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie)

2. Ashes In The Air (featuring Bon Iver)

3. Helping The Retarded To Know God (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Side 2
1. Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (featuring Prefuse 73)

2. Children Of The Moon (featuring Tame Impala)

3. That Ain’t My Trip (featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)

4. You, Man? Human? (featuring Nick Cave)

Side 3
1. I’m Working At NASA On Acid (featuring Lightning Bolt)

2. Do It! (featuring Yoko Ono)

3. Is David Bowie Dying? (featuring Neon Indian)

Side 4
1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu)

2. Thunder Drops (featuring New Fumes)

3. I Don’t Want You To Die (featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay)

The Flaming Lips / Bon Iver – Ashes in the Air

Locator Chips Being Used to Make Sure You’re Cool and You Stay In School

Yesterday, we relayed the story of how a father used an energy-monitoring app to detect that his teenage daughter was having a house party. We can now tell you that in Brazil, over 20,000 students are going to have to wear “intelligent uniforms” (as opposed to those dumb ones) with locator chips to ensure students aren’t skipping class (via Digital Trends). I now foresee a market in fake intelligent uniforms, while you simply give your real outfit to a friend who doesn’t skip class.

The uniform is quite high-tech, with a chip sewn into the t-shirt, under the sleeves, or behind the school’s badge. Once the student arrives at school, the parents get a text message. If a student goes off property, or is 20 minutes late, parents also get a text message. I guess beating up a student and taking his uniform must be a fun way to get others in trouble in Brazil.

Listen! Garbage – Battle in Me

Garbage are back with a new album in May. Not Your Kind of People is out on May 14/15, and you can listen to the lead single here in the UK, which is Battle in Me. Did disappearing for 7 years help the band or render them irrelevant? Make your own decision below.

Garbage – Battle in Me


Justin Bieber has a new single, which I am going to install on the right hand side for the next month, and play below. While that sort of news (AND music) won’t appear on this site, a Twitter prank gone wrong will. Bieber thought it would be funny to put up MOST of his (or a) phone number on his Twitter accountant, and pull the “you’ve got to work for it for that last number” game (that usually girls like to play). It turns out that one of the phone combinations led to the phone number of a couple in Texas, and they aren’t too happy (via Guardian). If you were a 17 year old boy, who suddenly received hundreds of phone calls from teenage girls, you’d be in heaven (and you most definitely wouldn’t have been me in high school). The Texas couple are suing Justin Bieber, but all they want in compensation are tickets to see Bieber in concert. The compensation sounds worse than the hundreds of phone calls themselves if you ask me.

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  1. 2012/04/17

    […] anything like the 99% of other acts and not receive backlash. Besides trying to collect samples of collaborators’ blood on their upcoming project, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, the Flaming Lips have now released a video for their Record […]