The Flaming Lips: Turning Violent

From The Flaming Lips' "Turning Violent" to Jesse Woods' "Lazerburn," our look at music this week

One of the Flaming Lips’ darkest works yet; the lyrics, instrumentation and video for “Turning Violent” are uncharacteristically reserved. Steven Drozd’s falsetto vocals and an oscillating bass synth lead you into a deceptive sense of lull, until the peace is shattered by noise feedback and bright flashing lights three minutes in, and Coyne—dressed in an electric blue alien-like suit with jeweled stickers on his face—adds …

El Perro del Mar: Change Of Heart

From The Flaming Lips' "Turning Violent" to Jesse Woods' "Lazerburn," our look at music this week

Hailing from Sweden’s port city of Gothenburg, Sarah Assbrin—better known as El Perro del Mar—has been crafting dreamy indie pop since she started recording on CD-R discs back in 2003, but her music has only recently gained traction outside of her homeland. Her 2009 track, “Change of Heart” reveals the Svenska artist at her finest. Somehow this calming yet addictive track fell through the cracks …

The Preatures: Is This How You Feel (Classixx Remix)

From The Flaming Lips' "Turning Violent" to Jesse Woods' "Lazerburn," our look at music this week

A gorgeously sexy, “melt your clothes off” kind of groove, this Classixx remix of The Preatures’ “Is This How You Feel” is an instant love affair. With their Midas touch, Classixx transformed the Sydney-based band’s emotional yet light-hearted indie rock beat into an undeniably smooth, disco-inflected jam that penetrates your soul. Isabella Manfredi and Gideon Bensen’s impeccably-pitched vocals lay an ideal foundation for the synth-driven …