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10 Best Songs of the Week: Andrew Bird, Deerhunter, Carly Rae Jepsen, Cass McCombs, and More

Plus Tim Heidecker, Bill Ryder-Jones, Thundercat, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 02, 2018

It was shaping up to be a weak week for Songs of the Week, but then our #1 track emerged today and we dug a little deeper through the week's songs and put together a compelling Top 10. It's an eclectic mix of political songs, catchy mainstream pop, a strange sci-fi spoken word track, and some unapologetic guitar indie rock. More

Flying Lotus Shares Seven New Tracks, Including Some “Blade Runner” Ones

Most Taken From the Soundtrack to Blade Runner 2049 Prequel Short Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Mar 14, 2018

Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) has shared seven new tracks. Six of them come from his score to Blade Runner Black Out 2022, the animated short film that was posted online last fall as a prequel to the acclaimed theatrical film Blade Runner 2049. More

Nov 02, 2017

Earlier this year Flying Lotus (aka Steven Ellison) released his horror film, Kuso, which was his directorial debut. Now he has shared a video for "Post Requisite," a song that was featured in the film. Winston Hacking directed the stop-motion video, which you can watch below. More

Watch “Blade Runner Black Out 2022” Anime Prequel Short Scored by Flying Lotus

Blade Runner 2049 Due Out October 6 via Warner Bros.

Sep 26, 2017

Blade Runner 2049, the much-anticipated sequel to Blade Runner, is due out October 6. Warner Bros. is releasing three prequel short films and below is the third and final one, the 15-minute long Blade Runner Black Out 2022, which, as we previously reported, has been scored by Flying Lotus. More

Sep 15, 2017

Blade Runner 2049, the much-anticipated sequel to Blade Runner, is due out October 6. Warner Bros. is releasing three prequel short films and below is the second one, 2048: Nowhere to RunMore

Flying Lotus Shares Two New Songs - “North Star3” and “You and Your Friends Are Dead”

Tracks Feature Thundercat and Brendon Small, Could be You're Dead! Outtakes

May 17, 2017

Flying Lotus has shared two new songs to Soundcloud: "North Star3" and "You and Your Friends Are Dead." The tracks feature Thundercat and Brendon Small and could be outtakes from his 2014 album You're Dead!More

Flying Lotus Shares New Song That Samples Queen - “Night Grows Pale”

Song Samples Queen's "White Queen (As It Began)"

May 16, 2017

Flying Lotus has shared a new song, "Night Grows Pale." It features a recognizable sample of Queen's "White Queen (As It Began)," found on the Freddie Mercury-led group's 1974 album Queen II. More

Flying Lotus Remixes the “Twin Peaks” Theme and Offers It As a Free Download

Twin Peaks Revival Comes to Showtime This Sunday, Also Watch Jon Hopkins Cover "Laura Palmer's Theme"

May 15, 2017

The iconic early '90s TV show Twin Peaks co-created by David Lynch and Mark Frost is returning to screens this Sunday (May 21) with a brand new season on Showtime that's being co-written and directed by Lynch and features much of the original cast.  More

Austin City Limits Lineup: Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, and More

Plus: Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Local Natives, Band of Horses, Frightened Rabbit, and Others

May 05, 2016

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2016 festival, in which they will celebrate their 15th anniversary. Highlights include Radiohead, M83, HAIM, LCD Soundsystem, Foals, Kendrick Lamar, Mumford and Sons, Andrew Bird, Local Natives, Conor Oberst, Chairlift, Flying Lotus, Caveman, Marlon Williams, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Major Lazer, Frightened Rabbit, and more.  More

News Mix: Antony vs. the Pope, Daughter, John Carpenter, Flying Lotus, Trent Reznor, Ty Segall, etc.

Plus: Nils Frahm, J Fernandez, Keep Shelley in Athens, Pure Bathing Culture, Tyler The Creator, Neneh Cherry, The Haxan Claok, and More

Sep 30, 2015

Here's a mix of other news today that weren't able to do full news items on. Included in this news mix are summary items on Antony and his comments on the Pope, Daughter's new album and video, John Carpenter's live debut, Flying Lotus' short film trailer, Trent Reznor and The Haxan Cloak's Moog documentary, a new song from Nils Frahm and Ólafur Arnalds, J Fernandez's video, Keep Shelley in Athens' new song, Pure Bathing Culture's live video, Tyler The Creator's animated show, an unreleased Neneh Cherry song, Ty Segall's new band, and more. More

Jan 14, 2015

If there’s one thing we’ve come to expect from Flying Lotus, it’s eye-popping videos.  More

Dec 10, 2014

Today Way Out West announced the first round of artists slated to play the Swedish festival.  More

Nov 14, 2014

Kendrick Lamar may appear on You’re Dead track “Never Catch Me,” but that wasn’t his only collaboration with Flying Lotus. More

Oct 31, 2014

Just in time to celebrate Halloween Flying Lotus has premiered a frightfully disturbing music video featuring his You're Dead! track "Ready Err Not." More

Oct 02, 2014

Flying Lotus plans on streaming his new album You're Dead! on a 24-hour loop beginning at 5 pm EST on October 3. The album's official release is October 7th

Listen: Flying Lotus – “Coronus, The Terminator”

You’re Dead! Streets Oct 7 on Warp

Sep 18, 2014

Here’s a new one from You’re Dead, the forthcoming album from Los Angeles’ Flying Lotus More

Listen: Flying Lotus - “Moment of Hesitation”

Featuring Herbie Hancock, Thundercat

Aug 26, 2014

This October Flying Lotus will return with his next album, You're Dead!  More

Jul 22, 2014

Musical artist, Steven Ellison, a.k.a. Flying Lotus, has announced the upcoming release of his newest album, You're Dead! More

May 08, 2014

Flying Lotus’ new video for "Phantasm," a cut from 2012’s Until the Quiet Comesis straight up weird.  More

Listen: Captain Murphy (aka Flying Lotus) - “Between Villains”

Featuring Earl Sweatshirt, Viktor Vaughn (aka DOOM), and Thundercat

Aug 16, 2013

Flying Lotus' rap alter-ego Captain Murphy has premiered a brand new standalone single as part of Adult Swim's online Singles Series. More

Aug 13, 2013

For its tenth season cult animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which tells the surreal misadventures of three anthropomorphic fast food items and their human neighbor, has renamed itself Aqua TV Show Show. More

Flying Lotus Announces North American Tour

Featuring Ultraísta, Thundercat, and Teebs

Mar 11, 2013

Flying Lotus has made plans for an upcoming tour through North American this spring. More

Listen: Flying Lotus - “Such a Square”

Made On New Moog Synthesizer

Jan 21, 2013

Today renown synthesizer manufacturer Moog unveiled its latest creation, a handcrafted analog instrument called the Sub Phatty. More

Dec 07, 2012

Flying Lotus' Steven Ellison tells me a story about a dream he had recently. He was stuck in a building, searching for an exit, and every time he found one, something new would pop up to obstruct his path again. Over and over, somethingor someonewouldn't let him leave. He was trapped. If you believe that dreams carry symbolic meaningand Ellison doesthat's the sort of message from the subconscious that indicates that you might be deeply conflicted about something in your life. More

Nov 29, 2012

Check out the new Flying Lotus video, "Tiny Tortues." In it Elijah Wood stars as a man who recently lost his arm…and gained some other, er…abilities. More

Flying Lotus Announces a Series of Live Events

Until the Quiet Comes Out October 2

Sep 28, 2012

On October 2, Flying Lotus unleashes his new album Until the Quiet Comes. (Can’t wait? Listen to it here.) In conjunction with what’s sure to be a big day for electro hip-hop fans everywhere, the musician has orchestrated a month’s worth of events in Los Angeles and New York.  More

Stream Flying Lotus’ “Until the Quiet Comes”

Listen to the New Album in Full

Sep 24, 2012

After a delay in its release date and a lot of teasing Flying Lotus' newest album Until the Quiet Comes has now found itself available to stream in full online. More

Listen: Flying Lotus - “Putty Boy Strut”

Debut Single Off Until The Quiet Comes

Sep 19, 2012

After filling time with remixes and mixtapes, Flying Lotus has premiered "Putty Boy Strut," the debut single from his much-anticipated album Until the Quiet Comes. More

Sep 10, 2012

Back in late August, Flying Lotus took to Twitter announcing that he would be tackling Frank Ocean for an upcoming remix. More

Sep 06, 2012

On October 2 Flying Lotus will release new album, Until The Quiet Comes. But as of today you can get a visual/audio/visceral preview of the album via a Kahlil Joseph short film.  More

Listen: Flying Lotus feat. Erykah Badu - “See Thru To U”

Flying Lotus Releases First Track From Forthcoming Until The Quiet Comes

Aug 16, 2012

Experimental musician Flying Lotus is releasing a new album, Until The Quiet Comes this October via Warp Records. The first full length single, "See Thru To U" featuring Erykah Badu has been released and can be heard below. More

Jul 27, 2012

Filling in the hole that was left behind after he was forced to push back the release of new album Until the Quiet Comes to October, Flying Lotus has provided fans with the newest installment of his Lovers Melt mix series. More

Flying Lotus Pushes Back “Until the Quiet Comes” to October

Announcement During Last Weekend's Performance

May 15, 2012

Bad news for FlyLo fans—the Los Angeles-based knob twiddler has pushed his hotly anticipated, forthcoming album Until the Quiet Comes back to October.  More

Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival 2011 Lineup Announced

M83, Lykke Li, Odd Future, Reggie Watts, Passion Pit, and More

Aug 01, 2011

Today Austin's Fun Fun Fun Festival announced the lineup for this year's event, taking place November 4 - 6. More

Treasure Island Festival 2011 Lineup Announced – Death Cab for Cutie, St. Vincent, and more

Performers Also Include Cut Copy, Beach House, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Friendly Fires, Empire of the Sun, Battles, and others

Jul 26, 2011

Today, Treasure Island Music Festival announced their 2011 lineup. More

Flying Lotus Rewards Fans for Buying His Music

New App Unlocks Bonus Material

Jan 12, 2011

Now here’s a cool reason to actually buy music (novel ideal, we know). Innovative knob-twiddler Flying Lotus is utilizing an application called Trigger to give away music. We have the details.  More

Oct 18, 2010

One of the better tracks off Flying Lotus' Pattern + Grid World EP is "Kill Your Co-Workers." Today, the buzzing video game-sounding tune gets a crazy video. In the clip, animated robots destroy people holding up weird signs at a garish parade. Pretty funny stuff for a Monday morning. More

Flying Lotus Unleashes Hallucinatory “Mmmhmm” Video

Directed by Special Problems and Commissioned by Warp Films

Jul 13, 2010

"Mmmhmm" is off Flying Lotus' album-of-the-year-worth LP Cosmogramma and features bassist Thundercat (Sa-Ra Collective, Erykah Badu, SuicidalTendencies) and the ultra-psychedelic track got even more head-trippy today via its hallucinatory video. More

Flying Lotus Announces Short U.S. Tour

Cosmogramma Dates Include Warp SXSW Showcase

Feb 24, 2010

Flying Lotus (aka beat-and-bass/fusion artist Steven Ellison) is set to tour select parts of the U.S. prior to the release of his upcoming full-length, Cosmogramma. More

Feb 05, 2010

Los Angeles electronic beatsmith Flying Lotus (given name: Steve Ellison) is preparing his "fusion-y" Cosmogramma for release through Warp. It will drop in the U.S. on May 4 and a day earlier in the U.K. And now comes word that none other than Thom Yorke will lend his vox to the project. More


Interviews

Flying Lotus

Happily Trapped

Dec 07, 2012

Flying Lotus' Steven Ellison tells me a story about a dream he had recently. He was stuck in a building, searching for an exit, and every time he found one, something new would pop up to obstruct his path again. Over and over, somethingor someonewouldn't let him leave. He was trapped. More


Reviews

Kuso

Studio: Brainfeeder
Directed by Steve (aka Flying Lotus)

Jul 21, 2017

I'll start by acknowledging what you've probably already heard: Kuso is gross. More

You’re Dead!

You’re Dead!

Warp

Oct 14, 2014

Steve Ellison, better known as Flying Lotus, makes music that sounds like a melodic car crash. Each song finds jazz, hip-hop, R&B, forward-thinking electronica, and pop smashing together, but what should sound like chaos ends up (most of the time) as a cohesive whole. More

Until the Quiet Comes

Until the Quiet Comes

Warp

Oct 02, 2012

While it would normally be a criticism to describe someone's newest album as being similar to past efforts, that's not the case with Flying Lotus. The sonic space he specializes in creating is so unique and broad, it's probably not possible to overplay it. Every track and sound feels new and experimental; much of Until the Quiet is so wonderfully weird, there's no way for it to be boring. It's another wildly successful effort from one of hip-hop/jazz/electronica/DJ culture/indie music/[fill-in-the-genre-blank here]'s most creative stars. More