"The Bat" - Electric Würms [YouTube Audio Stream]

Nick Giannettino

by Nick Giannettino

Published August 11, 2014

The side project of The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, Electric Würms, have released the third single from their upcoming release, Musik Die Shwer zu Twerk. (Rough translation: "Music that's hard to twerk to.")

The band was based on a fictional premise where Coyne and Drozd found an extraterrestrial "sonic bible" and turned the alien content into new songs. With this backstory, "The Bat" is definitely a track from out of this world. Full of loud, fuzzy guitar, feedback, drums, and little fills that hit you from every corner, it reminds me of the sonic textures heard on the Lips' 1997 psychedelic gem, Zaireeka.

While Drozd and Coyne have switched their roles for Electric Würms - Coyne on bass, Drozd singing and playing guitar and keys - the two haven't lost their chemistry. They're consistently releasing their original brand of trippy space rock, alongside the Würms' backup band, Nashville's Linear Downfall.

Check it out above on The Flaming Lips' official YouTube channel, and check out the band's previous single - a cover of Yes' "Heart of the Sunrise."

Musik Die Shwer zu Twerk will be released on August 19th. For more music, videos, and news check out the Flaming Lips' artist page here on Zumic.


Source: Flaming Lips YouTube Channel
Via: Billboard

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