Hirsty! Wayne Coyne and friends of The Flaming Lips have decided to release four new songs on a USB drive that has been encased in a life-sized brain made of “edible gummy bear stuff,” which in turn has been placed inside a life-sized Gummi-skull. $150 may seem too much for some, but these are apparently going to be quite limited. This is – until now – the most absurd release of 2011. Whatever works we guess…
The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne said, that he wanted to release the band’s new songs in unorthodox ways this year, rather than working on a full album. I guess this presentation shouldn’t come as a shock after we have learned that Coyne was making posters with his own blood or hand-delivering unique record pressings.
Below you can stream all four of the songs that were included in the USB: ‘Drug Chart’, ‘In Our Bodies Out of Our Heads’, ‘Walk With Me’, and ‘Hillary’s Time Machine Machine’. Very Flaming Lips.
Norwegian indie-disco brothers Datarock are about to release the worlds most extravagant (indulgent?!) single. Arriving on a custom designed USB flash drive that’s housed inside a specially designed vinyl toy – created in conjunction with Hybrid Design and SUPER7, the drive is packed with the bands new single – ‘Catcher In The Rye’ along with 110 bonus tracks, 1500 photos, 20 Music videos and a full concert film.
The ‘bonus’ music includes their latest album Music For Synchronization, the previous two albums, remix and rarities albums, instrumentals tour photos and, oh we can’t go on……. does anyone need this much of ANY band in their life? Still we are rather intrigued to see how much it will cost and wonder which band will be next to top it the stakes of most ridiculous amount of stuff on a USB drive?
There will also be a five track EP to purchase on record, or you could just follow this link and get the single for, erm, free.
‘Catcher In The Rye’ will be released in March