Five Songs, 1/28/2020
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Five Songs, 1/28/2020

The Flaming Lips, "Assassination of the Sun"

We here at Five Songs are big fans of EPs, when bands treat them seriously. You get a good chunk of new material, enough to be satisfying, but they often come out as a surprise. It's good stuff! This comes from Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell, an EP that came out in the wake of Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, so during their peak period. The remixes of songs from Yoshimi are fine, whatever, but getting four new tunes from this period is fantastic.

Today Is The Day, "Pipedream Zero"

One of the latter-day Amphetamine Reptile bands, Today is the Day were relentlessly experimental, wandering all over the noise rock, metal, and just straight up experimental maps. This song is from their appearance on the Clusterfuck series of, yes, EPs, which were gathered into compilations. This song doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Lando Chill, "No Paz"

I remember buying this, and I'm pretty sure I started it, but I don't really remember listening to it. I'm pretty out-of-touch on music in general, but I'm really out of touch on hip-hop. My sloppy-ass listening habits don't help. Anyway, this is fun! I'm a loser!

Wilco, "Tried and True"

A rarity track on Alpha Mike Foxtrot, this is the sort of bouncy pop song that Wilco doesn't seem to do on their studio albums very much any more. Maybe it's silly, but it's still pretty fun to listen to.

Mix Master Mike, "One For The Treble"

Hell yeah, old school DJ track here.

Joshua Buergel
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