Today is “Twofer Wednesday!” Okay, I know that doesn’t make much sense, but so what? My son and I are all a’buzz about the new album by The Strokes, “Comedown Machine”, due on March 26th, and the new album by The Flaming Lips, “The Terror”, due on April 1st.
Our first treat today comes from The Strokes’ third album, “First Impressions of Earth”, and the song is Juicebox. Released in 2006, this song is a typically upbeat Strokes song, driven by heavy bass guitar, and Julian Casablancas’ distorted vocals. It is one of my son Liam’s favorite songs to play on bass.
Our second treat today comes from The Flaming Lips’ tenth full-length album, “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”, and the song is my all-time favorite Flaming Lips song, Fight Test. Released in 2001, the entire album is a masterpiece, and probably my favorite from their vast catalog. If you are not familiar with The Flaming Lips, please stop what you are doing and hear this song. Then, go get this album, and the preceding album, “Soft Bulletin.” You will thank me later!