New music releases, 27th November 2015

New and notable music releases for the week ending 27th November in one handy list!

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Bruce Soord, Bruce Soord

MTV Unplugged, Placebo
Silver Liner, Ethan Johns
Too Old To Rock ‘N’ Roll: Too Young To Die!, Jethro Tull
Heady Nuggs 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997, The Flaming Lips
A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters, John Coltrane
I Should Coco (20th Anniversary Collector’s Edition), Supergrass
Skeletons, Danzig
Ty Rex, Ty Segall
New Dark Age Tour Ep 2015 A.D., Crippled Black Phoenix
Straight Outta’ Burbank, Stone Sour
War of Kings (Special Edition), Europe
Why?, They Might Be Giants
Ancient Evil, Cage
Digital Shades, M83
Roundhouse Tapes, Opeth

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New music releases, 3rd November 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 3rd November 2014:

Devilement
The Great and Secret Show, Devilement

Storytone, Neil Young
Big Music, Simple Minds
The Basement Tapes Raw: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, Bob Dylan
The Who Hits 50, The Who
With A Little Help From My Fwends, The Flaming Lips
Infini, Voivod
Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live At The Hard Rock Casino, Guns N’ Roses
Human Zoo, Electric Six
Watchers Of Rule, Unearth
Between The Stars, Flyleaf
Winger, Winger
Mariachi El Bronx (III), Mariachi El Bronx
Hang, Lagwagon
Unbreakable Hearts, Fearless Vampire Killers
Zombieland, Megahurz
Arms Of Morpheus, Kingfisher Sky
We Rule The Night, Firewölfe
Haze Of Nemesis, Red Circuit
Arise! (Remastered Edition), Amebix
Remission Of Sin, Burning Black
Let Battle Commence, Warrior
Liberator, Divine Ascension

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Listen! Electric Wurms release new song, “The Bat”

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Electric Wurms, the side project of Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steve Drodz, have released a new song.

“The Bat” is set to feature on the Wurms’ debut album, Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk, slated for release on the 18th of August via Bella Union.

The band comprises Coyne and Drozd, along with Charlee Cook, Chance Cook, Will Hicks and Dom Marcoaldi of Linear Downfall. Revealing the lineup back in June, Electric Wurms said: “It all began in the 70s when someone invented the right kind of acid that could make you fly. Overly-optimistic freaks began flying into outer space in spaceships made of futuristic super-metal – but before long they didn’t even need ships. They became the ships, and called themselves Electric Wurms.”

“Before they died they sent back to Earth a sonic bible of discoveries and failures. Two groups of determined musicians and weirdo thinkers set forth to decipher its message.”

You can hear “The Bat” below:

The tracklist for Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk is:

01. “Heart Of The Sunrise”
02. “I Could Only See Clouds”
03. “Futuristic Hallucination”
04. “The Bat”
05. “Living”

The band have previously shared the album’s opening track, a cover of Yes’ “Heart Of The Sunrise”, and you can listen to it below:

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New music releases, 23rd June 2014

Here are this week’s new and notable music releases for the 23rd June 2014:

Mastodon - Once More Round The Sun
Once More ‘Round The Sun, Mastodon

Magical Dirt, Radio Moscow
Electric Brick Wall, Black Bananas
Revival, Bellowhead
while(1<2), Deadmau5
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth, Rick Wakeman
Return To The Centre Of The Earth, Rick Wakeman
Perils From The Seas, Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Lavalle
The Amanuensis, Monuments
Ix, Corrosion Of Conformity
Europe Live, Eric Johnson
7 Skies H3, The Flaming Lips
Titan, Septic Flesh
Heal, Strand Of Oaks
Live in 1970 (Box Set), Soft Machine
Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…, Andrew Bird
Mexico, Gus Gus
Duulirium, Amon Duul II
Umbra, Arc
Unchained, Elias Hulk
World Funeral, Marduk
Elements Of The Infinite, Allegaeon

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The Flaming Lips at Glastonbury

The Flaming Lips ushered in their first ever Glastonbury headline appearance with their usual visual flair, being joined on stage during their Friday night set by giant gorillas and frogs. NME.com reports that frontman, Wayne Coyne, encouraged the audience to blow pot-smoke toward the stage, echoing the sentiments of Snoop Dogg who had endorsed the use of marijuana during his own Pyramid Stage performance earlier in the day.

In a nod to Friday night headliners Gorillaz, Coyne performed the Lips’ song Silver Trembling Hands whilst sat on the shoulders of a performer in a gorilla costume. Gorillaz stepped into the Friday night slot after U2 were forced to pull out following Bono’s back surgery.

The Flaming Lips full set list was: The Fear / Worm Mountain / Silver Trembling Hands / She Don’t Use Jelly / The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song / I Can Be A Frog / Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Pt1) / See The Leaves / Pompeii Am Gotterdammerung / The W.A.N.D. and Do You Realize?