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The Flaming Lips The Terror Details

UPDATE: We've got The Terror's tracklist below. Also, "Sun Blows Up Today" will apparently show up in a Super Bowl commercial, which go Ravens. The Flaming Lips have been in the news lately, but often it's been for obnoxiously attention-grabby reasons. So it's good to hear that they're now returning to the business of releasing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2013

The Flaming Lips Albums From Worst To Best

Which is more amazing: that 2013 marks 30 years of the Flaming Lips as a functioning concern, or that it heralds the 23rd year of their partnership with Warner Bros. Records? It's difficult to judge. The first anniversary reflects the band's perseverance; the second, their canniness. This happy, heady band of self-tabbed freaks has indulged… More »

By: Brad Shoup / January 16, 2013

Stream McSweeney’s Flaming Lips Radio Show Feat. Ed Droste, Will Sheff, Bill Callahan & More

Here's another thing that Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne can cross off of his increasingly insane to-do list: Record an hour-long radio drama about the human-head-shaped tumor on the inside of his leg. Coyne teamed up with McSweeney's, KCRW, and producer Richard Parks to put together the show, entitled Wayne Coynes Human Head Shaped Tumor. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2012

Progress Report: The Flaming Lips

Name: The Flaming Lips Progress Report: Steven Drozd talks about the Lips forthcoming studio album (their 15th!) and the joys of being loved in your own hometown. As a native Oklahoman, I'm admittedly pretty biased when it comes to the Flaming Lips. Some of my earliest experiences with live music involved me underage-driving to Oklahoma… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / November 21, 2012

Wayne Coyne Apparently Brought A Grenade To The Airport

A week and a half ago, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne tweeted this: "Sorry Sorry Sorry!! Everyone that was inconvenienced because of my grenade at OKC airport!!" And apparently, he wasn't kidding. He really brought a grenade, or something that looked like one, to Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City, causing TSA to shut… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2012

Grizzly Bear, Death Cab, St. Vincent Remind You To Register To Vote

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, and the non-partisan group HeadCount is taking action by hosting registration events in 30 cities. Alongside that push comes a social campaign featuring photos of indie rock luminaries like Grizzly Bear, TV On The Radio, St. Vincent and Death Cab For Cutie encouraging you to register. HeadCount… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 24, 2012

New Fumes & The Flaming Lips – “Moonchild” (King Crimson Cover)

For a while now, the Flaming Lips have been kicking around the idea of recording a full-length tribute to King Crimson's 1969 prog-rock classic In The Court Of The Crimson King, and now it sure looks like it's happening. The band has teamed up once again with New Fumes, their "Girl, You're So Weird"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2012

The Flaming Lips & Amanda Palmer – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” Video (NSFW)

For their collaborative album The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends, the Lips recorded a version of the old folk song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" with Erykah Badu, and it was good. But in the song's video, Badu's sister Nayrok writhed around naked in tubs of glitter and fake blood and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2012

The Flaming Lips – “Smoke On The Water” (Deep Purple Cover)

There's a Deep Purple tribute album on the horizon called Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head, which, as you can imagine, is a reimagining of the group's classic album Machine Head. The Flaming Lips, who are not shy of doing weird stuff, stepped up to take on "Smoke On The Water." You can hear… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 21, 2012

Watch The Flaming Lips On Colbert

It takes a certain panache to reel off zingers while you're lying down next to Wayne Coyne in a space capsule, but that's why Stephen Colbert is on TV and the rest of us aren't. All week, Colbert has been highlighting the guests at his StePhest Colbchella festival, which went down last weekend on the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 17, 2012

Watch Father John Misty Cover “Do You Realize??”

The latest entry to AV Club's latest Undercover series is Father John Misty's straight-up-but-real-nice take on the Flaming Lips' classic "Do You Realize??" Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 3, 2012

Watch The Flaming Lips Debut “You Lust” In Biloxi

Yesterday, in their latest goofy publicity stunt, the Flaming Lips successfully attempted to break Jay-Z's record of the most shows anyone's ever played in a single day. One of those shows was in Biloxi, Mississippi, and the band took that moment to debut a new song called "You Lust," a Phantogram collab that's likely… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2012

The Flaming Lips’ 11 Weirdest Stunts

The Flaming Lips have always been weird, and they have a penchant for showing it off in pretty spectacular, and sometimes head-scratching, ways. They're currently in the midst of an attempt to break the record of most concerts performed in 24 hours (a record held by Jay-Z -- he did seven in that spa… More »

By: Wyatt Marshall / June 28, 2012

The Flaming Lips & Ghostland Observatory – “Tasered And Maced”

The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends was definitely one of the coolest contributions to Record Store Day 2012. The extremely limited double-LP set featured the Lips alongside a slew of notable guests (Bon Iver, Tame Impala, Erykah Badu, etc.), pressed on high-quality, multi-color vinyl. Next week, the collection gets a wide release (CD and… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 22, 2012

Erykah Badu Is Not Happy With Wayne Coyne

Last week, we posted the video for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," the Erykah Badu collaboration from the Flaming Lips' collaborative album The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends. The video, which was truly weird and pretty uncomfortable to watch, has since been taken down, but it featured Erykah's sister Nayrok --… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 7, 2012

The Flaming Lips & Erykah Badu – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” Video (NSFW)

When the Flaming Lips linked up with Erykah Badu for their all-collaborations album The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends, they recorded a cover of the old folk song "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," most famously recorded by Roberta Flack. And now, that version of the song gets a video that's about a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2012

Flaming Lips Rewrite “Race For The Prize” For OKC Thunder

Oklahoma City bannermen the Flaming Lips have slightly rewritten their "Race For The Prize" in honor of the Oklahoma City Thunder's race for the NBA Finals prize. The critical tweak:… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012

Flaming Lips Bloody Vinyl Costs $2,500

The Flaming Lips have long promised to release "blood vinyl" copies of their new collaborative record The Flaming Lips And Heavy Fwends. These copies of the album will include real, actual human blood from the band, as well as from collaborators like Ke$ha, Erykah Badu, Nick Cave, Chris Martin, and others. And now Wayne Coyne… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 4, 2012

Wayne Coyne Does WTF

Yesterday, Marc Maron's über-popular WTF podcast ventured to Oklahoma City to hang out with Wayne Coyne. They chatted some about flying, drugs and their personal relationships with creativity. The episode was just posted online, and you can stream it here. Their part starts right at the 23-minute mark. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 3, 2012

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

For the most part, I've got nothing but disdain for Machine Gun Kelly, the goofball white rapper from Cleveland who did his very best to ruin Wrestlemania this year. But giving MGK his due, he managed to round up a whole lot of exciting rappers for the remix of "Wild Boy," his single catchiest song,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2012
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