New Flaming Lips – “Once Beyond Hopelessness” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week “Space Bible With Volume Lumps” put us in the proper mindset for Christmas On Mars, the seven-years-in-the-making science-fiction film written and directed by guitar hero Wayne Coyne. The DVD’s out in two weeks, and in its deluxe form includes a Lips score of almost all-new instrumental material. One such song, “Once Beyond Hopelessness,” soundtracks a scene in which Major Syrtis has to convince Santa Claus to appear in the colonists’ Yuletide pageant before they run out of oxygen. I’m guessing. I haven’t seen it.

Here’s the trailer:

And here’s Wayne described the deluxe edition. One copy comes with a golden ticket!

The Christmas On Mars DVD/CD is out 11/11.