Release Date: Mar 13, 2020
Record label: Cooking Vinyl
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Garage Punk, Indie Rock, Punk Blues, Experimental Rock, Noise Pop, Neo-Psychedelia
Made up of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards of garage pop duo Deap Vally and Flaming Lips members Steven Drodz and Wayne Coyne, Deap Lips is a collaboration that stretches outside of its contributors' expected roles. While the experimental pop of the Flaming Lips might lead listeners to expect the unexpected, each of the ten songs on Deap Lips' eponymous debut goes somewhere different. Perhaps the most predictable moment of the album is first song "Home Thru Hell," a dusty rocker that finds Troy's throaty vocals weaving a tale of a turbulent motorcycle trip.
One needn't look further than Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, their 2015 project with the infamous pop icon which, despite its fleeting gems, was muddied by its air of self-indulgence. To describe their oeuvre as unpredictable would be an understatement. So, when it was announced that they were teaming up with Deap Vally , the riotous Cali-rock sisterhood, one couldn't help but anticipate with equal parts intrigue and scepticism at what would be brought to the table. The result, Deap Lips, is less of a synthesis and more of a compromise. A diamond in the rough rather than a crown jewel.