Pure Bathing Culture: Dream the Dare

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

What do you get when you cross Beach House with Fleetwood Mac somewhere on the foggy coast of the Pacific Northwest? Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture melds celestial layered synths with late ’70s, dreamy pop rock. Their second single, “Dare to Dream,” from their upcoming full-length debut illustrates the duo’s musical potential. Backed by producer Richard Swift of The Shins, Pure Bathing Culture has already created …

Jesse Woods: Lazerburn

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

Former Texas A&M wide-receiver Jesse Woods didn’t take a traditional path to musical success. When a series of injuries rendered him unable to continue playing football, he turned from singing satirical songs in the locker to reduce the pre-game stress to building tension off the field through his moody blues. His poetically haunting vocals have graced several cover songs and original EPs, but his forthcoming …

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

The Flaming Lips: Turning Violent 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 …