The Flaming Lips Confuse Their Holidays

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De Montebello at an earlier event. Photo: Getty Images

1. The Flaming Lips, "Space Bible With Volume Lumps"
The Lips are combining Christmas with Halloween this year, releasing this weird instrumental track from their upcoming Christmas on Mars movie just in time for trick-or-treating. [Pitchfork]

2. Iran, "Buddy"
Kyp Malone (of TV on the Radio) sits down with Brooklyn band Iran — without any preconditions — to deliver this old-timey gem. [Brooklyn Vegan]

3. Designer Drugs, "Zombies"
Designer Drugs take a break from remixing to drop their first original track, which goes completely dead about halfway, then springs back to life again. [Fuck You on Friday]

4. Ema and the Ghosts, "Victoria" (Kinks cover)
Ema and her friendly Ghosts haunt this Kinks classic with some cute ukulele. [LA Underground]

5. Dances With White Girls, "Everyone's Got to Make a Living"
Brooklyn-based D.J. Dances With White Girls makes his living by making you dance, as he probably will with this awesome track from his upcoming EP. [Mad Decent]