New: The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver - "Ashes In The Air"

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Flaming Lips Record Store Day

Justin Vernon isn’t the weirdest special guest Wayne Coyne and the rest of the Flaming Lips roped in for an appearance on their record store day release The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends (that honor goes to Apple's Siri), and certainly Vernon’s used to stranger collaborations, but that doesn’t mean “Ashes in the Air,” the Heady Fwends track Vernon lends his pipes to, isn’t special. Phasery synths, undulating drones, and heavily edited vocals set the whole thing in David Bowie’s most distant space, but despite its weirdness it’s deliriously calming in a way we expected from Bon Iver but not from the Lips. Close your eyes and let it wash over you. Remember, you can pick up the rest of the compilation on record store day.

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