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1) tentatively scheduled for next September
2) as yet untitled
3) Beck says “I haven’t quite finished it. But I’d say it’s finding its legs” and that “it’s still in flux.”
4) “I do want to put out something that is a lot more up, and energetic, and melodic.“ ““Some are experimental and abrasive.”
5) It’s “not of a piece” with Morning Phase. “It’ll be quite different to this record.”
6) Beck says, “I’m thinking more about the live show, which is more about energy. It’s a lot more up.“

All of this suggests he might want to make an album he can support with another high energy tour like those from the late ’90s.

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January 20, 2014 on Beck – “Blue Moon”

In addition to “Blue Moon” being available on iTunes and Spotify today, rare live versions of four other songs on “Morning Phase” – along with details on both of his 2014 albums -are here

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January 20, 2014 on Beck – “Blue Moon”

The blue 7″ released this month containing these 4 previously unreleased songs are on sale at many indie record shops, not just the retailers Coyne visited on his “record store tour.”
A list of where you can buy this limited edition release is here (other details on the Lips’ 30th anniversary releases have been posted at

Hurry… there’s only 2000 available and once they are gone, they are gone!

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December 27, 2013 on Stream The Flaming Lips Extremely Rare 2nd Cassette Demo From ’83

You can also stream the new Sparklehorse covers by Mercury Rev, Mark Lanegan (QotSA, Screaming Tree) and others.

Seven tracks in all from “Last Box of Sparklers” are here

Only two and a half days left to contribute and reserve your copy!

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December 12, 2013 on Hear The Joy Formidable And The Flaming Lips Cover Sparklehorse

The Stone Roses tribute is officially titled “The Time Has Come To Shoot You Down…What A Sound” and credited to “The Flaming Lips and Friends.” 500 vinyl with psych designs will be available for Record Store Day Black Friday.For a stream of “I Am The Resurrection” along with the tracklist, pictures of the multi-color vinyl (each copy is a special, one of kind design), a video of the studio sessions, photos and the full story of the making of the LP visit

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November 22, 2013 on Flaming Lips’ Stone Roses Covers, Chocolate Skull, Frog Recorder Coming Soon

He posted pictures from a “paint pour test” (aka a woman covered in paint) he and some artists were doing in prep for a new exhibit opening at his Womb Gallery on Friday night.

Take a looksy if ya fancy

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November 15, 2013 on Wayne Coyne Kicked Off Instagram Again

Hey, this was taken from this post ( which I wrote largely through translating an interview posted two days ago from Argentina (today the original interviewer confirmed my translation). A lot of sites (ie Stereogum) saw my post and reposted bits, focusing on the Spotify comments. Beck clearly has it on his mind however in the context of the full interview Spotify was discussed only as part of a larger conversation on change, and how it’s inevitable. He wasn’t coming out and “hating” on Spotify in the sense that Thom Yorke did. In other words, don’t expect any twitter tirades about Spotify from Beck anytime soon. That’s an impression created more by all the articles that popped up today than by Beck’s actual comments.

Also, Beck is headlining Buenos Aires’ Planeta Terra Festival live tonight and you can watch online

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November 14, 2013 on Beck Joins The Anti-Spotify Club, Shares Spotify Playlist

It was confirmed last week The Flaming Lips/ Tame Impala EP “will be available at the Lips/Tame Impala West Coast shows and on line soon.”

Side A – Flaming Lips do Tame Impala
1. Runway, Houses, City, Clouds
2. Elephant

Side B – Tame Impala do Flaming Lips
3. Are You a Hypnotist?
4. Silver Trembling Hands Like Kids In Glass Hands Like Houses

Here’s a picture of the credits on the back flap and one of the designs (each copy is a one of a kind multi-color vinyl design by New Fumes)

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October 29, 2013 on The Flaming Lips – “Elephant” (Tame Impala Cover) Video

Also at you can stream full acoustic sets by Beck, Thom Yorke, Sonic Youth, Mazzy Star, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Simon and Garfunkel, The Who, Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and others from past Bridge School concerts.

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October 26, 2013 on Stream The 2013 Bridge School Benefit Feat. Arcade Fire, CSNY, Tom Waits, & More

FYI – Tom Waits set (his first since March 2010) is tomorrow, with Les Claypool on bass. It’s scheduled to be streaming on demand at the start of next week.

Here’s tonight’s schedule (PDT):

Neil Young 5:10 – 5:20
Jenny Lewis 5:20 – 5:40
Heart 5:55 – 6:20
Fun 6:35 – 7
Diana Krall 7:10 – 7:35
Elvis Costello 7:45 – 8:10
Jack Johnson 8:30 – 9
My Morning Jacket 9:15 – 9:45
Arcade Fire 10:05 – 10:30
Queens Of The Stone Age 10:50 – 11:20
Crosby Stills Nash and Young 11:40 – 12:00

More details at

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October 26, 2013 on Stream The 2013 Bridge School Benefit Feat. Arcade Fire, CSNY, Tom Waits, & More

Out November 29, The “Peace Sword” EP is the second of two EPs the Lips are releasing in the next two months (the first a split with Tame Impala). Songs include “If They Move, Shoot Em,” “Think Like a Machine, Not a Boy,” “Wolf Children” and “Assassin Beetle/The Dream Is Ending.” Other artists have collaborated with the Lips for this project (so far New Fumes – aka former Polyphonic Spree guitarist Daniel Huffman) has confirmed he’s on it). Coyne has described the music as “more live playing, but not meant to sound live…?? it’s weird…”

See more of the artwork and read a full preview of this (and all other confirmed forthcoming Flaming Lips releases – and there are quite a few) at

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September 30, 2013 on The Flaming Lips Prep Peace Sword EP Inspired By Ender’s Game

Flaming Lips cover “Elephant” and “Runway, Houses, City, Clouds” for their two songs on a four song split vinyl EP available at concerts starting around October 29th. The full preview for this and the Lips numerous other confirmed releases (including 6 new songs on an EP out November 29th in association with the film Ender’s Game) is here:

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September 28, 2013 on Preview The Flaming Lips’ Cover Of Tame Impala’s “Elephant”

The Lips and Tame Impala are planning something special for their tour together this fall (which includes a “Halloween Blood Bath” in San Francisco)

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August 30, 2013 on Watch Tame Impala Cover The Flaming Lips

Beck only played one date of the AmericanaramA tour. Not a “few” as posted here. When Wilco and Beck played “Loser” there were phones lit up everywhere. Though apparently those people were just texting or instagramming because as this article notes, there’s not much on youtube. Fortunately, Beck headlined the Newport Folk Festival the day after playing with Wilco with a similar set, and the entire thing is streaming via NPR. Find the link for that as well as photos, a detailed review of all three Beck concerts from last weekend – including this show with Wilco – and more at

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July 31, 2013 on Hear Wilco And Beck Do “Loser” & “California Stars” In Long Island

Wayne also played pictionary with Demi Lovato. Watch:

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May 16, 2013 on Watch The Flaming Lips Cover Bowie On Fallon

Watch the video (working link, plus more info) at

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May 2, 2013 on The Flaming Lips – “You Lust” Video (NSFW)

The entire album is streaming on NPR.

Here’s the list of this week’s free, official album streams

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April 8, 2013 on The Flaming Lips – “You Lust”

It’s definitely being recorded, and has been for three plus weeks.

Love the idea or hate it, updates on the project will be continually posted at if you’re interested….

If you never heard of New Fumes (who by the way was Annie Clark’s replacement in Poly Spree when she left to tour with Sufjan and start St Vincent), HOTT MT or Stardeath and White Dwarfs, check them out. They have some great original music!

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February 5, 2013 on Flaming Lips To Cover Stone Roses Debut Album?