The Flaming Lips are kicking off 2012 with a typically obtuse, psychadelic mini-release you’ll only have a week to check out. “Now I Understand,” just uploaded to the band’s SoundCloud for a few days, features vocal contributions from frontman Wayne Coyne’s Siri iPhone 4s app alongside the mystical stylings of Erykah Badu and a reversed Biz Markie sample. The end product is surprisingly listenable for all its strange disparate parts – we just wish Siri always sounded like Erykah Badu, whose haunting pipes perfectly ground the spacey strangeness of everything else. Check it out while you can.
THE FLAMING LIPS – "Now I Understand" f/ Siri, Erykah Badu