Flaming Lips Take Embryonic To Colbert Nation

This past weekend we spent a few days in Wayne’s world, Coyne and his fellow Flamers curating what was easily the most surreal, if not simply the best, US festival of 2009. With all due respect to the Lips, that has more to do with ATP’s egalitarian and immersive experience than anything else, but still — during their set new songs were performed, and despite a rehash of the standard bubble circus, the Flaming Lips seemed reignited.

Consider the band’s onstage entrance through psychedelically undulating vaginal Lips this past weekend as their rebirth, then, a new life that gets a big push from friend to born-agains everywhere, Stephen Colbert, who hosts the Oklahoma men tonight for a performance and chat about their forthcoming, appropriately titled double-album Embryonic. (Born again, to be sure.) Stephen’s making his first foray into the album stream premiere world tonight, too (watch your back, Spinner): Immediately following the telecast, hit colbertnation.com to hear the new Lips album in its entirety. (Stephen’s repeating the feat with a Mountain Goats performance/album stream double-platter on 10/6.)

And a quick grab-bag of assorted Lips info:

The band’s releasing a video for new track “I Can Be A Frog” on 9/22, and will be regaling Oklahoma City with their third annual Ghouls Gone Wild Halloween parade (10/24) and a New Year’s Eve concert (12/31, as is the tradition). Embryonic is out 10/13, and that night they’ll stop by Conan’s place for a Tonight Show performance. The 18-track album is coming in tons of deluxe format options, including one with a suped-up DVD packaged in a “fur” box. All of that info is at flaminglips.com/embryonic.

OK. Midnight tonight, Embryonic premature evaluation party in the comments, see you then.

UPDATE: Here’s the Q&A and “Convinced Of The Hex”…

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