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The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver – “Ashes In The Air” Video (NSFW)

The Flaming Lips have a new album called The Terror coming out this month, so of course this was a great morning to release a video for a song from their last album, the Bon Iver collab “Ashes In The Air” from last year’s all-collabs effort The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends. And I don’t… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2013 - 8:54 am

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Flaming Lips Headlining GoogaMooga 2013

Last year, Brooklyn welcomed the inaugural edition of Great GoogaMooga, a food and music festival run by the folks behind Bonnaroo (Superfly) in a large and beautiful space (Prospect Park) that ruled on paper but never quite lived up to its name. (The “Great” part, that is; jury’s out on how GoogaMooga it all was.)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 26, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Stream A Medley Of Clips From Flaming Lips’ The Terror

When The Flaming Lips released the first single off The Terror a few weeks ago, it was pretty clear why they considered the album to be so … well, terrifying. “Look … The Sun Is Rising” was noisy and anxious, psychedelic in the most unsettling sense of the word. Now the band has released a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / March 26, 2013 - 2:02 pm

Stream The Flaming Lips’ SXSW Performance Of The Terror

The Flaming Lips debuted their new album The Terror in Austin over the weekend at SXSW. Two fan sites, The Future Heart and Slow Nerve Action, have unleashed a load of information about the release and the performance. The latter has the full audio of the live set — which you can stream below –… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 18, 2013 - 1:44 pm

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 busine… 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… 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
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