Posts Tagged ‘Deap Vally’

Motorcycles and laser beams introduce a fuzzed-out mid-tempo riff to kick off the technicolor musical epic “Home Thru Hell,” the first track on Deap Lips, the new collaborative project from Deap Vally and the Flaming Lips. The song’s lyrics have fantastical tendencies alluding to classic prog-rock fare such as vultures and hypnotizer’s spells, while lines like “Riding along through the deep valley/Where the dragons of madness roam” and “Taking all my wisdom/From the flaming lips of youth” creatively shout out the band names of the two groups involved in this super-collaboration. “Home Thru Hell” acts as a bold and brilliant overture for an album that is brimming with fun and off-the-wall musical treats, including light rapping, robot voices, a Steppenwolf cover, and wild synth and guitar tones throughout.

Listening to Deap Lips, it’s easy to hear the musical characteristics of both Deap Vally and the Flaming Lips, but each band’s sounds have been so well-kneaded into the musical dough of this project that the album came out of the oven sounding truly original. It’s no surprise that this crew could cook up something fresh as both bands are seasoned collaborators: The Flaming Lips are well-known for working with a wide range of artists, from Miley Cyrus and Kesha to Mick Jones and the White Stripes, while Deap Vally have been working on a collaborative album with artists such as KT Tunstall, Peaches, and members of bands like Warpaint and Queens of the Stone Age.

As a guitar and drum two-piece, Deap Vally have just the right amount of room in their sound for two Flaming Lips to join in with synthesizers, bass, some guitars, and a handful of songs. Guitarist Lindsey Troy explains, “When you’re in a two-piece, people are always asking, ‘Will you add a third member?’ So this is our way of experimenting with that. It was fun to throw someone else in the room to change up the dynamic and it’s been great. We just thought we’d do one song with the Flaming Lips. We didn’t know it was gonna turn into a whole record, but it’s amazing that it did.”

It took some kismet for the two bands to come together. In 2016, Wayne Coyne was in Raleigh, North Carolina, meeting with the creator of the “World’s Largest Gummy Bear” about making some props for the Lips when he checked out a show by Wolfmother, where Deap Vally was opening. He tracked down Lindsey at the merch booth and the two hit it off immediately. It was only a matter of time before Lindsey hit up Coyne with the proposal to work on some music together, and in early 2018 she and drummer Julie Edwards were on their way to Wayne’s home studio, Pink Floor, to work with Coyne and fellow-Lip Steven Drozd. “We went out to Oklahoma City and stayed with Wayne at his house and wrote and recorded for five days, had a really great time, made some awesome stuff,” says Troy. “After that, he kept sending us more ideas and was eventually like, ‘Let’s do a full album.’ He’d send us stuff and we’d go into the studio in L.A. and send him stuff and that’s how the rest of it got finished.”

The Flaming Lips + Deap Vally = Deap Lips. The self-titled album is out now:

The Flaming Lips + Deap Vally = DEAP LIPS. Our new single is out now. Listen to ‘Home Thru Hell’ & pre-order the album today.

The Flaming Lips have a long-standing tradition of collaborating with other artists for full albums. Now, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd have teamed up with Deap Vally’s Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards to form a new supergroup called Deap Lips. Their new album Deap Lips is out March 13th via Cooking Vinyl.

In the past, the Flaming Lips have shared collaborative albums with Miley Cyrus, Neon Indian, Stardeath & White Dwarf, and a whole slew of “heady fwends.” This year they dropped the new album King’s Mouth and a live orchestral Soft Bulletin album.

The Flaming Lips + Deap Vally = DEAP LIPS. The self-titled album releases March 13th, 2020.

The Flaming Lips have teamed up with LA rockers Deap Vally (Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards) to create a brand new supergroup called, appropriately, Deap Lips. They’ll be releasing an album March 13th via Cooking Vinyl, and today they’ve revealed the psychedelic lead single “Hope Hell High” Listen to it below.

Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd of the band have paired up with Deap Vally’s Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards for Deap Lips.

The Flaming Lips are no strangers to collaboration, having previously paired with the likes of Neon Indian, Miley Cyrus, and Stardeath and White Dwarfs. Earlier this year they released new record King’s Mouth and a live album called The Soft Bulletin—and clearly show no signs of slowing down in the new year.

Their eponymous album will be released on March 13th, 2020.

It’s not the first time The Flaming Lips have collaborated with artists for full albums.

DEAP VALLY – ” Critic “

Posted: April 2, 2017 in MUSIC
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Deap Vally Critic Video

Deap Vally are usually known for their brash, gritty sound (as heard on their excellent 2016 album “Femejism”, but they have a somewhat softer side too. “Critic,” is one of their quieter, more melodic songs, is about the hypocrisy inherent in social media and online commentary, though it’s not without attitude either  drummer/vocalist Julie Edwards calls it a “punk lullaby.”

“Critic” is the brand new track from Deap Vally’s new album “Femejism”, out now!

 

DEAP VALLEY – ” Smile More “

Posted: December 20, 2016 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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The title of Deap Vally’s second studio album, it’s probably obvious that the California blues rock duo is done with “Feminism”  the subject two women in the band must always expect to address in interviews, the superficial buzzword that sticks to female artists in the 21st century whether they like it or not. Julie Edwards and Lindsey Troy’s frustration at being pigeonholed by ideology is a new shade to Deap Vally. They’ve also forged ahead into fresher sonic territory on their latest album, Femejism, with the help of producer Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs .

Femejism won’t make the comparisons to the Black Keys disappear, but it is heftier and fuller than previous album Sistrionix, showcasing forays into other genres like the unsubtly titled “Post Funk” and “Grunge Bond”. Edwards shines on the former, her galloping drum patterns propelling Troy’s bright, confident riffs. On the latter, the band ride a thrumming guitar line, a rusted razor blade plucked straight out of Nirvana’s repertoire circa Bleach. On the single Gonnawanna”, Deap Vally aim for arenas with airy sweeps of guitar and a simple, triumphant chorus: “I’m gonna! Do! What! I wanna!”

Filmmaker John Stavas made us this awesome lyric video for ‘Smile More’ a couple weeks ago. Share the video and tag a friend you love going to gigs with to enter to win tickets for you and your friend. Make sure to include what city you’re in!

Smile More is from our new album Femejism

“Smile More” is the brand new single from Deap Vally’s forthcoming album “Femejism”, out September 16th 2016

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The oxymoronic/pun title of Deap Vally’s second album sums it up. It’s a record stuck in an angry quagmire of annoyance at, and acceptance of, female stereotypes. With ‘Smile More’ very much the centrepiece of the album, lyrics like ‘I am not ashamed I am no-one’s wife, though the idea does sound kind of nice’ encapsulate the committed yet compromised feminism the duo espouses.

The girls do moody and bluesy better than bratty and shouty, and some of my favourite bits on the album are the likes of the grinding, scuzzed-up, stop-start guitars on ‘Bubble Baby’, which sound almost like trying to eke a riff out of a failing motorcycle engine. Deap Vally, the Los Angeles duo comprising of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards, return with their new album ‘Femejism’ Produced by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, it features tracks ranging from experimental prog and kraut-rock to good old- fashioned heart-melters and ball-busters

There are songs I don’t much care for on this record too, most of them near the start of it, but as track 6 says “everyone is a fucking critic” and “it’s easy to hide behind your computer”, so maybe I’ll quit while I’m ahead.