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Ounce. At You’re Dead! The Flying Lotus Tumblr IRL Experience

As the $easons start to change, our interstellar friend Flying Lotus has prepared the release of yet another beautifully lush LP, You’re Dead!

With help from renowned Japanese illustrator Shintaro Kagoand visual wizards Strangeloop and Timeboy FlyLo unveiled the record in a fully immersive experience thanks to Tumblr IRL, with all his friends and collaborators in attendance.

Ounce. was there to capture the action, check our GIFs and photos of the experience featuring Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Thundercat, PBDY, and more!

YOU’RE DEAD! A Tumblr IRL by Flying Lotus

The first thing fans saw when they walked into Mack Sennett Studios was Michael Jackson. It was already weird, different and startling.

He pointed them to a smoked out, strobed tunnel that led them inside Flying Lotus’s brain.

A dark maze took them to Timeboy’s Shadowplay, a wall that cast moving images on their shadows.

The final room housed 10-foot pieces of album art​, a wall of moving images, more impersonators, a Grim Reaper, an Oculus immersion, and a perfectly-curated lineup of Brainfeeder DJs, a string quartet, a jazz band led by thundercattheamazing and, of course, Flying Lotus, who played his album for his fans to hear for the very first time in this lifetime. 

Oh BTW, that’s Herbie Hancock up there.

Artwork by shintarokago0086, strangelooptv and thefrequencymass. Photos and GIFs by ounce.

Preorder You’re Dead! here

(Special thanks to PBR for the drinks.)