Go ahead, cheat! The entire Flaming Lips LP is on the web, anyway
Record Store Day 2012 came and went this weekend, but if you missed out, you can thank the Internet now because plenty of the best releases have already made it onto a blog near you. Without further preamble, here's a few you might want to check out — it's not vinyl, but it's something. (Not seeing your faves? Here are some others to search out digitally over the next few weeks.)
Record Store Day 2012 Online Listenables:
- Animal Collective, Transverse Temporal Gyrus LP, "Transverse Temporal Gyrus," Part I, Part II (via CoS)
- Arcade Fire, Sprawl II Remix LP, Side A, "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) (Remix)," and Side B, "Ready to Start"
- Arctic Monkeys, R U Mine? 7", Side A, "R U Mine?", Side B, "Electricity"
- Beach House, Lazuli 7", Side A, "Lazuli," & Side B, "Equal Mind" (via Stereogum)
- Carolina Chocolate Drops, You Be Illin' split 7" with Run DMC, "You Be Illin' (Run DMC Cover)"
- Dirty Projectors, Smuggler's Way literary zine-slash-flexi-disc compilation, "You Against the Larger World"
- Real Estate, Smuggler's Way literary zine-slash-flexi-disc compilation, "In My Car"
- John Maus, Smuggler's Way literary zine-slash-flexi-disc compilation, "No Title (Molly)"
- Mastodon, A Spoonful Weighs a Ton split 7" with the Flaming Lips, "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton (Flaming Lips Cover)" (via Pitchfork)
- Mastodon, Feistodon split 7" with Feist, "A Commotion (Feist Cover)"
- Feist, Feistodon split 7" with Mastodon, "Black Tongue (Mastodon Cover)"
- Sigur Rós, Ekki Múkk 7", Side A, "Ekki Múkk" (off their forthcoming record Valtari), Side B, "Kvistur" (via Clash Music)
- St. Vincent, Krokodil 7", Side A, "Krokodil", Side B, "Grot" (via You Ain't No Picasso)
- The Flaming Lips, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends double collaboration LP:
- "2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)" (feat. Ke$ha)
- "Ashes in the Air" (feat. Bon Iver)
- "Helping the Retarded to Find God" (feat. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes)
- "Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee" (feat. Prefuse 73)
- "Children of the Moon" (feat. Tame Impala)
- "That Ain't My Trip" (feat. Jim James)
- "You, Man? Human???" (feat. Nick Cave)
- "I'm Working at NASA on Acid" (feat. Lightning Bolt)
- "Do It!" (feat. Plastic Ono Band)
- "Is David Bowie Dying?" (feat. Neon Indian)
- "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" (feat. Erykah Badu)
- "Girl, You're So Weird" (feat. New Fumes)
- "I Don't Want You to Die" (feat. Chris Martin)