Tuesday, June 16, 2009


A Zaireeka listening party is the musical equivalent of seeing Haley's Comet - it doesn't come around very often. This Saturday at Clementine Coffee Bar(2200 Manor Road) in Austin, however, Zaireeka madness will go down around 6pm complete with visuals.

Zaireeka is the 1997 four-disc classic by the Flaming Lips meant to be played all at once on four separate cd players to create one psychedelic sound. I've never met anyone who actually owns Zaireeka because very few people have four separate cd players to be able to pull it off, thus meaning you have to attend a listening party to get the full experience. I'm pretty sure that a communal, psychedelic gathering was what Lips' frontman, Wayne Coyne, was shooting for anyways. I've experienced it myself a few years back and it's definitely worth checking out.

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