Hailed by Mojo magazine (on sale tomorrow) as “12 out of body transmissions that channel Bends-era Radiohead, Syd Barrett whimsy and woozy melodic weirdness”, the third album by Sean Lennon-helmed The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (The GOASTT) is streamable in full.
Out this week, Midnight Sun is the brainchild of GOASTT-talkers Lennon and musician Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Melded in 2008, the two released the self-explanatory Acoustic Sessions album in 2010. The woozy yé-yé pop for freaks of La Carotte Bleue followed in 2011. But Midnight Sun is already proving the group’s richest and most immersive recording, and anyone interested in what MOJO staffer Ross Bennett describes as “Aphrodite’s Child grooves” or “interstellar guitar adventures” should listen up.
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger are on tour in the US through May and June. See dates and venues below.
It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke after all: The Flaming Lips actually made a companion album to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Flaming Side of the Moon is streaming in full below.
According to the press release, listeners are encouraged to listen to Flaming Side of the Moon and Dark Side of the Moon simultaneously. “For ideal listening conditions, fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons’ engineered quadraphonic LP mix of Dark Side, but it will work with the album on any format,” the press release adds.
What’s more, Flaming Side of the Moon “was also carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz” just as Dark Side of the Moon is rumored to do.
The album is apparently available now through all participating digital outlets, and a limited pressing of 100 vinyl copies will be distributed to friends and family of the band.
The Flaming Side of the Moon follows the band’s 2009 cover album of Dark Side of the Moon.