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Watch Wayne Coyne In A Virgin Mobile Commercial

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has really been getting his pitchman reps in lately. First, there was the Hyundai Super Bowl commercial. And now he's the focal point of a trippy-as-fuck Virgin Mobile ad, which feels like maybe the billionth example of Richard Branson attempting to convince his kids that he's cool. Watch it below,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 13, 2013 - 11:32 am

The Flaming Lips – “Look… The Sun Is Rising”

The Flaming Lips are less than a month away from releasing their new album The Terror, though they've already managed the implausible feat of performing first single "Sun Blows Up Today" in a Super Bowl commercial. The next song we've heard from The Terror also concerns most earthlings' favorite flaming ball of gas, but it'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 5, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Flaming Lips To Cover Stone Roses Debut Album?

I'm starting to think the Flaming Lips are feeling a bit upstaged by My Bloody Valentine: Just this morning we got an announcement that the band was releasing a compilation of love songs encased in an anatomically correct chocolate human heart for Valentine's Day, and now, we're seeing pretty convincing indicators that they're covering the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 5, 2013 - 1:44 pm

The Flaming Lips Release Love Songs In Chocolate Heart – Hear Two Tracks

The Flaming Lips are no strangers to releasing music in unconventional formats -- heck, they've already released music inside human body parts made of candy -- so their '13 Valentine's Day treat shouldn't really come as a huge surprise to anyone: The Lips are releasing a compilation of love songs, contained on a USB stick,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 5, 2013 - 10:33 am

Watch The Flaming Lips’ Hyundai Commercial

Not to sound like a square, but there's something about Wayne Coyne -- especially his prowess for hanging out with "Brush My Teeth With A Bottle Of Jack" Ke$ha and overexposing Erykah Badu's sister without permission -- that screams Don't Let Kids Hang Out With The Flaming Lips. And yet, in this Hyundai commercial, running… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 29, 2013 - 10:32 am

The Flaming Lips – “Sun Blows Up Today”

Yesterday, we learned that the Flaming Lips have a new album called The Terror coming in a few months. The album's first single is actually a non-album bonus cut called "Sun Blows Up Today," a euphoric burst of white-noise keyboard explosions and feedback. This song will also soundtrack a Super Bowl commercial this year, which… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2013 - 10:27 am

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 - 1:16 pm

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 - 1:49 pm

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 - 9:57 am

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 - 10:00 am

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 dow… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2012 - 9:27 am

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 has more… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 24, 2012 - 2:50 pm

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" collaborators,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 13, 2012 - 11:40 am

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 white… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2012 - 8:50 am

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 that… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 21, 2012 - 1:42 pm

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 - 9:53 am

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 - 11:56 am

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 intended… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2012 - 10:40 am

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 span back… More »

By: Wyatt Marshall / June 28, 2012 - 3:29 pm

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 digital)… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 22, 2012 - 3:39 pm
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