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DOWNLOAD: Steven Drozd - "Born" (MP3)

Tibet House US Benefit 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)
Tibet

No word on how a giant vagina entrance, a bear suit, Wayne Coyne in an inflatable ball, Hulk hands and similar props will work at Carnegie Hall, but The Flaming Lips will join recent addition Taj Mahal at the 21st Annual Tibet House US Benefit Show on 3/3. The two join a veritable all-star lineup that includes Michael Stipe, The Roots, Patti Smith with Jesse Smith & Michael Campbell, Angelique Kidjo, James McCartney, and of course curator Philip Glass. Tickets for the concert are on sale via Carnegie Hall, while tickets for the concert and a fund-raising dinner are on sale via Tibet House directly. (Note: Do not expect a full set by any band - they usually play 3 songs each at the most, with a few collaborations and group sing-alongs).

In related News, Wayne Coyne recently talked to Spin about some of the Lips' plans for 2011...

First up, the band is heading to New York to cut tracks with synth-pop artist Neon Indian and longtime producer Dave Fridmann, and they're hoping to release the results on the fly. "We're going to do two or three songs with him and that shit should be ready to go pretty quickly," says Coyne, who posted a demo of a potential collaborative track earlier this week. "I have a couple of tunes that he's heard and we'll just do that shit and fix that up and fuck around together."

Coyne adds that he'd love to do similar collaborations with Deerhoof and Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti: "I think everybody would be up for doing something. But a lot of it comes down to us fitting into their schedules. I can always sneak in on their thing."

Deerhoof is going out on tour soon, and is now playing Europa in Brooklyn on February 8th instead of Ridgewood Masonic Temple which can no longer serve alcohol. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale now. Ariel Pink will be at Coachella and was just on Fallon. Neon Indian has one show coming up: Thu Feb 03 at The Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, Texas with the Flaming Lips.

Wayne Coyne

Finally, Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips recently dropped the score for The Heart Is Drum Machine, a documentary that examines music and human attraction to it. The twelve-track mostly-instrumental LP features tracks like "Born" (downloadable above, streamable below) and a cover of Elton John's "Rocket Man" featuring none other than Maynard James Keenan of Tool/A Perfect Circle. The film also features Drozd, Keenan, & Wayne Coyne, alongside appearances from Jason Schwartzman, Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock, Juliette Lewis, Spoon's Britt Daniel, George Clinton, and many others who all discuss their personal connection to music. The Heart Is A Drum Machine is out now on DVD and the soundtrack is out now on iTunes.

The soundtrack tracklisting, the film trailer, and that song stream are all below.

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Steven Drozd - Born

The Heart Is A Drum Machine - Official Trailer

The Heart Is a Drum Machine (The Score):
01 Born
02 A Flood of Light
03 Quaalude Youth
04 Bad Mood Rising/Dimensionless
05 Rocket Man [ft. Maynard James Keenan]
06 Requiem for a Dying Star/Ode to a Twinkling New...
07 Last Dose
08 The Great Pleasures (Dedicated to James...)
09 From Forlorn Frequencies
10 After the Mutiny
11 Get On
12 Flowing Home

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Comments (13)

"Finally, Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips recently dropped the score for The Heart Is Drum Machine"

Why did he abandoned it? It though it was done.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2011 10:38 PM

"Dropped" means released in this case.

Posted by Anonymous | January 23, 2011 11:44 PM

deerhoof at europa? is eyehategod opening?

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 12:38 AM

It was Ridgewood that Deerhoof was supposed to play - not Masonic.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 7:36 AM

ignore last comment

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 9:13 AM

i refuse to ignore such silliness. everyone point and laugh.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 9:18 AM

It would be great to see the lips without the redic props and lights maybe the Carnegie Show is worth it for that!

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 10:32 AM

coooooooooooool

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 10:35 AM

Poor use of the word dropped. I understand this is not a professional website, but please have some editorial proficiency.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 10:45 AM

"It would be great to see the lips without the redic props and lights maybe the Carnegie Show is worth it for that!"

It will probably be just Wayne solo with an acoustic guitar. Not only do they events have short sets (if you can even call them a set), but rarely full bands.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 10:47 AM

^ Yeah I hear ya and that is more interesting than a normal lips show at this stage!

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 10:59 AM

10:45, "dropped" has been music vernacular for at least 10 years. It is not "poor use", and despite your criticism, this is a professional website. Perhaps you should please be more tactful of your douchebaggery.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 11:03 AM

10:47: True on the short set, and agreed that you can't call them sets at 2-3 songs. "Appearances" is better.

But "rarely full bands" is wrong. Historically, and probably here. If it was Coyne alone, it would be billed as such. See Stipe.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2011 4:25 PM

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