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The Flaming Lips – “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” (Beatles Cover)

The Flaming Lips have been pretty active with the covers lately; the last few songs they've released have been covers of tracks by Sparklehorse, the Stone Roses, and Tame Impala. Now, they're offering a version of the great Beatles psychedelic classic "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" -- probably as close to… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 30, 2013

Stream The Flaming Lips Extremely Rare 2nd Cassette Demo From ’83

It took the Flaming Lips a long time to become the "Do You Realize??" band, or even the "She Don't Use Jelly" band, and today, we get to hear an artifact of the band at one of the earliest stages of their development. Earlier this month, Lips frontman Wayne Coyne indulged in a "record store… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 27, 2013

Watch The Flaming Lips Christmas On Mars

The Flaming Lips have been extra generous this year. The Oklahoma fearless freaks stayed so busy releasing music that we interviewed Wayne Coyne (twice, and that's not counting his Turntable Interview) and didn't come close to covering everything. They're wrapping up that year of giving with one last gift: streaming their 2008… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013

The Gummy Awards: Your Top 50 Albums Of 2013

Starting today we're rolling out the winners of the Gummy Awards, Stereogum & Videogum's annual readers' poll. Earlier this month we asked you to vote for 2013's best album, song, music video, new act, TV show, movie, and viral video. And you did! Thank you for listening! Best Album is the first category we're… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 16, 2013

Hear The Joy Formidable And The Flaming Lips Cover Sparklehorse

Mark Linkous, the man behind Sparklehorse, committed suicide in 2010, and now Box Of Stars, a nonprofit that raises mental health awareness, hopes to honor him with a new tribute album called Last Box Of Sparklers. If it reaches its $50k goal, the crowdfunded compilation will include Linkous admirers and contemporaries; right now, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2013

The Flaming Lips, Ke$ha, & New Fumes – “Elizabeth My Dear” (The Stone Roses Cover)

Back in February we wrote about the Flaming Lips and friends' plans for a track-for-track tribute to the Stone Roses' self-titled debut album. Then last month, Wayne Coyne revealed the tracklist (which had four tracks each with Playing Hide And Seek With The Ghosts Of Dawn collaborators New Fumes and Stardeath And… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 9, 2013

Flaming Lips’ Stone Roses Covers, Chocolate Skull, Frog Recorder Coming Soon

When I chatted with Wayne Coyne earlier this month there was so much to cover that we didn't even get around to the Flaming Lips' promised LP-length cover of the Stone Roses' self-titled debut -- after all, February 2013 is ancient history in Flaming Lips time. But it turns out that record hasn't… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 15, 2013

Wayne Coyne Kicked Off Instagram Again

Well, that was fast. In September, Instagram removed the account that belonged to Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, since Coyne kept violating the site's rules by posting images of naked people and such. (Coyne's response, when our own Chris DeVille asked him about it: "I am OK with that. I understand Instagram ha… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2013

The Flaming Lips & Ke$ha Album Has Been Mysteriously Called Off

Lately, the Flaming Lips have entered a strange career phase: They announce some outlandish, ridiculous plan, like releasing songs via gummy skull, and then they actually see that idea through to completion. But one of those projects, it seems, is just a bit out of reach for them. The band, who collaborated with trash-popMore »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2013

Q&A: Wayne Coyne On The New Flaming Lips EPs, Passing Off The Space Bubble To Diplo, And His Rivalry With Arcade Fire

We already spoke to Wayne Coyne once this year and turned him loose on the turntables, but the Flaming Lips have had such a whirlwind 2013 that they merit yet another check-in. Since releasing The Terror, the Lips have been on a tear: They recorded a pair of new EPs: aMore »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2013

The Flaming Lips – “Elephant” (Tame Impala Cover) Video

The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala continue their creative back-and-forth that started with 2012's Heady Fwends with a video for the Lips' cover of "Elephant." They've already announced the release of an EP where they’ll cover each other's songs and this in-studio video is the first official taste of that collaboration. After a successful… More »

By: James Rettig / October 29, 2013

My Morning Jacket Add The Flaming Lips To Inaugural One Big Holiday In Mexico

My Morning Jacket will launch a brand new music festival in Playa Del Carmen (near Cancun) this January called One Big Holiday. They are billing it as "a 4-night concert adventure...that features 3 totally unique shows with the Caribbean Sea as a backdrop." The band will perform for three nights during the event with assist… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 24, 2013

The Flaming Lips – “Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month we learned that the Flaming Lips would have a new song in the upcoming movie Ender's Game based on Orson Scott Card's famous sci-fi novel. Then it got even better when news came though that the song, "Peace Sword (Open Your Heart)," would be the title track of an EP of entirely… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 23, 2013

Watch The Flaming Lips Join Yoko Ono And Plastic Ono Band On Letterman

The Flaming Lips collaborate so widely and so frequently that it's easy to shrug and move along without investigating when you see their name attached to some new partnership. Well, don't skip this one. Oklahoma's foremost psychedelic provocateurs sat in with Yoko Ono And Plastic Ono Band last night on Letterman to perform a versio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 3, 2013

The Flaming Lips Prep Peace Sword EP Inspired By Ender’s Game

The other day we learned the Flaming Lips and Tame Impala will cover each other on a new EP. Now we've got details on a second EP coming from the band. Wayne Coyne spoke in the past about how the Flaming Lips were writing a song for the film Ender's Game based off the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 30, 2013

Preview The Flaming Lips’ Cover Of Tame Impala’s “Elephant”

In August, we saw a couple of videos of Tame Impala covering the Flaming Lips. Now, the Flaming Lips are working on some Tame Impala covers. The two bands will be touring together next month, and according to The Future Heart, at those shows they'll sell a vinyl EP on which the Li… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 28, 2013

Wayne Coyne Kicked Off Instagram

Giving Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne's tendency to throw vast levels of psychedelic nudity up on the internet, it's not a tremendous shock that Instagram has deleted his account. Coyne's already started a new account (and there's already nudity on it), but all the images on his old account are gone. This doesn't sit… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 23, 2013

Watch Tame Impala Cover The Flaming Lips

Tame Impala have been covering the Flaming Lips lately, and a very nice quality live version of "Are You A Hypnotist??" was played and filmed in its entirety at Rock En Seine in Paris. Another video, of "Silver Trembling Hands," was filmed at a Dublin performance, though that one is only the last minute or… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 30, 2013

Photos: The Flaming Lips, The Growlers @ Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa 7/31/13

The Flaming Lips brought their sci-fi psychedelic stage setup to the Orange County Fair last night in support of their latest album, The Terror. Confetti, strobe lights, fireworks, and smoke bombs prevailed as Wayne Coyne stood above the crowd perched on his alien-like podium. One of the many highlights was their twisted version of More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 1, 2013

The Flaming Lips – “Gates Of Steel” (Devo Cover) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week, the Flaming Lips shared their video for "Turning Violent," a song from their new album The Terror. At that same session, they also recorded a video for their cover of Devo's Freedom Of Choice oldie "Gates Of Steel," which turns the original song into an inward-looking psych-rock freakout. The cover doesn't… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 22, 2013
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