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The Flaming Lips' new album is 'close', says their regular collaborator

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The Flaming Lips could be close to releasing their new album.

As The Future Heart spotted, the band’s regular collaborator George Salisbury, who works with the Lips on their music videos, artwork and live projections, has posted an Instagram story captioned “Gettin’ close!!!!”.

It shows artwork on a computer screen followed by a series of files labelled “The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody”, suggesting the band’s new album could be titled ‘Oczy Mlody’. Check out the Instagram story below courtesy of The Future Heart.

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Katy Perry struggles with a parachute in video for “Rise” — watch

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Katy Perry has essentially become synonymous with the empowering anthem, and her latest single “Rise” is no different. The theme for the 2016 Olympics has already received one video specifically for the event, and now Keep Reading

The Libertines to headline charity gig in London next month

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The Libertines are to play a special charity gig in London next month.

The band will headline the ‘Unity Rocks’ gig at O2 Academy Brixton on September 7, with support coming from Ratboy. All proceeds from the show will go to UK charity Hope Not Hate.

The Libertines’ Gary Powell, who founded Unity Rocks, said in a statement: “The idea of ‘Unity Rocks’ is to bring Keep Reading

Album Review: Noname – Telefone

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“I thought I was gon’ write a rap/ I thought I was gone,” Noname notes on “Freedom (Interlude)”. Throughout her debut mixtape, Telefone, the Chicago emcee tinkers and toys with verses and rhymes. Her songs echo slam poetry and spoken word without the pretense. Her voice may sometimes sound languid or insouciant, but when she overcomes the darkness, there’s a real playfulness in her language and delivery, stacking and stretching syllables like a kid with wooden alphabet blocks, bouncing words like a middle-schooler’s four-square trick shots.

However, there’s a weight and sadness that shades this childlike spirit, a common thread throughout Noname’s music, one that crystallized in the public conscious on 2013’s “Paradise”. If it doesn’t serve as an escape from the violence and political unrest in her hometown Chicago, then it at the very least uses a nostalgia for better times as a blueprint for an escape to come. The jazz juke groove and standout track “Diddy Bop”, featuring Raury and Cam O’bi, soundtracks thoughts of glowing orange Rugrats cassettes, Everybody Hates Chris, and Puffy himself. Noname reminisces about summer nights in the neighborhood, of misbehaving kids and their moms (“Oooooh you about to get your ass beat”), “B2K in the stereo,” and showing off the “new FUBU and A1s” on the playground.

Time has passed from those days, and hindsight and adulthood combine to juxtapose that nostalgia with somber images. Noname finds skeletons in her closet and examines them unflinchingly. On “Reality Check”, she recognizes the need to rise to opportunities because of her auntie’s fight with cancer and her grandmother’s stories of generations of injustice all the way Keep Reading

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