Following the release of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots–The Lips most commercially successful album to date–the band has decided to release this B-sides EP. Clocking in at a mere 33 minutes, the disc is generally targeted at die-hard fans of the ground-breaking band and their unique sound. Lead singer Wayne Coyne's vocals shine through on some previously unreleased songs (the noteworthy "Assassination of the Sun" and "A Change at Christmas") while it's the band's instrumental work which stands out on the EP's countless remixes of their last album's tracks ("Do You Realize Postal Service Remix", two new takes on "Ego Tripping"). The disc is an atmospherically dreamy collection, giving off a soothing feel, similar to that of the entire Yoshimi album. With groovy beats and idiosyncratic lyricism, Gates is relaxation music at its finest. only a band as talented as The "Lips" can prove that it is possible for the "B" in B-sides to stand for brilliant.