This is the first I’m hearing of this band… group… concoction? I guess I’m not hip. This is ‘Babymetal’, a half-pop/half-metal trio from Japan, and apparently they’ve just released their first full-length album.
In one of the most unlikely recent duets in music, The Flaming Lips popped up at a Miley Cyrus concert in Staples Center to perform their song “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” and it was…surprisingly good.
Of course, I hold true that Miley Cyrus, underneath all of that Hollywood flash and exterior, is actually quite a talented singer, especially in the indie/country genre where she tends to thrive. This pairing, as strange as it might be, actually works for me. Though, it probably would have worked better had one or both of them been a bit more…sober.
What do you think?