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The Morning Bulletin - - RELAX - — Letea Ca­van­der

AF­TER years in hia­tus, psy­che­delic rock­ers The Flam­ing Lips have a new al­bum this year. The band’s last al­bum of orig­i­nal ma­te­rial, The Ter­ror, was re­leased in 2013. The band had col­lab­o­rated with other artists since but had not pro­duced any­thing alone.

Band mem­ber Wayne Coyne (pictured) has explained the mean­ing of the al­bum’s name, Oczy Mlody, in a YouTube video that can be viewed on The Flam­ing Lips web­site.

“The name of our al­bum is called Oczy Mlody. I’ve never heard a Pol­ish per­son say it, yet,” he said in the video.

“At first it ap­pealed to us be­cause it sounded like a drug – oxy­codone or what­ever that drug is.”

The band was later told the Pol­ish phrase meant “eyes of the young”.

“We wouldn’t like the ti­tle, eyes of the young, but we liked this other jum­bled words that sounded re­ally cool could mean that. So that was the be­gin­ning of us start­ing to use these cool-sound­ing Pol­ish words,” he said. Mu­sic web­site Vul­ture de­scribed it as “trippy as hell”. The al­bum was re­leased yes­ter­day along with of­fer­ings from The xx and one for the metal fans, Sepul­tura.

I See You is the lat­est of­fer­ing from Bri­tish trio The xx, fol­low­ing the self-ti­tled de­but in 2009 and Closer in 2012. Sam­pling Halls and Oates in the sin­gle, On Hold, the band has cer­tainly found a more up­beat tempo than in pre­vi­ous sin­gles and still re­lies on the dual vo­cal tal­ents of singers Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim.

Ma­chine Mes­siah will be Sepul­tura’s 14th stu­dio al­bum. A Blab­ber­mouth re­viewer de­scribed it as “ad­ven­tur­ous” with lash­ings of thrash, power metal and even soul thrown in for good mea­sure.

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