This week the post-punkers from Oklahoma put on a fast-paced bus tour, stopping in eight different cities from Memphis to New Orleans and outperforming Jay-Z on the way.
The road trip was live-streamed as part of the third annual O Music Awards, which aired exclusively online. Viacom's newest award show became the company's most-viewed digital event and a Twitter trending topic as it aimed to recapture MTV's early off-the-cuff irreverence and unpredictability.
"When I was 16, this was the dream," Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne told reporters during a tour bus press conference, "the great inclusive adventure of touring. Honestly, I don't think a lot of artists now would look very good doing this."
In other news, Jay-Z wakes up everyday to Beyonce and half a billion dollars...so yeah.