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Is David Bowie Dying?

Psych-rockers The Flaming Lips have given us some strangely-titled songs in the past, from 'Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell' to 'She Don't Use Jelly'. But this might be the strangest of all - unless they know something we don't know...

The Lips' new EP is titled 'Is David Bowie Dying?' We're really not sure why, but with its dramatic guitars and screeching sounds, it sounds a bit like the records Bowie might have made if he'd spent the 70s hanging out in Texas with Hunter S Thompson rather than in Berlin with Iggy Pop.

As you might expect given the unorthodox title, it's not a mass-market proposition. A collaboration with Texas 'chillwave' band Neon Indian, it's only been released in physical CD form in two record stores in the whole world - one in Texas and one in Oklahoma City.

Fortunately, you can hear it over at the NME website. And if we hear any more about what the title's implying - god forbid it's true - we'll be sure to let you know.

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