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The Flaming Lips Cover Woody Guthrie With Jackson Browne, iPads

Last weekend, the Flaming Lips played at a Woody Guthrie tribute concert in Tulsa, Oklahoma. And in true random-ass Flaming Lips fashion, they turned their performance into both a heartfelt tribute and a freaky stunt, reimagining Guthrie’s songs by performing them on iPads and enlisting FM-radio godfather Jackson Browne to help out. In the fan-made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Preview Mastodon’s Flaming Lips Cover

On Record Store Day, April 21, the Flaming Lips will release their new collaborative double-LP, which features assists from Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, and a whole ton of other people. On the same day, they’ll also release a 7″ single of their Soft Bulletin classic “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton.” And on that single’s flipside,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 6, 2012 - 1:39 pm

The Flaming Lips – “Now I Understand” (Feat. Erykah Badu, Siri, Biz Markie)

I don’t possess the very latest iPhone, and so what I’ve seen of that newfangled Siri feature has been friends’ half-witted demos where the question posed is like “Siri, please tell me why I wake up with this sinking pit of desperation in my gut every morning” and Siri is like “Finding you: sinkhole repairme… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 30, 2012 - 9:57 am

Preview Flaming Lips’ Bon Iver Collab

As previously noted, the Flaming Lips are hard at work on a new collaborative album that will feature contributions from people like Bon Iver, Neon Indian, Nick Cave, Erykah Badu, and, apparently, Ke$ha. The band is planning to get the thing out on 4/21, in time for Record Store Day, and Wayne Coyne has bee… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2012 - 2:38 pm

Bon Iver, Neon Indian Set For Flaming Lips Collaborative LP

The Flaming Lips spent their 2011 hooking up with various different artists; during the year, they released collaborative EPs with Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt, Prefuse 73, and the Plastic Ono Band. And this year, they’re planning on rounding up a whole mess of musical peers for a whole collaborative album.

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By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2012 - 4:45 pm

Sugar, Lips LPs Coming Live To Noise Pop 2012

The San Francisco festival Noise Pop turns 20 this year, and as part of the celebration, a couple of legends are coming to town to play their classic albums in full. The Flaming Lips will play all of The Soft Bulletin, and Bob Mould will perform Copper Blue, the 1992 debut from his post-Hüsker Dü… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 11, 2012 - 4:12 pm

Stream The Flaming Lips & Plastic Ono Band’s Joint EP

Psych-rock kings the Flaming Lips did a shit-ton of collaborating in 2011, releasing EPs with Neon Indian, Prefuse 73, and Lightning Bolt. And they ended their year with another one, releasing an extremely limited-edition extended-player with a group of fellow experimental explorers, Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band. The group only pressed up 2000 copies of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 4, 2012 - 11:47 am

Watch Flamings Lips Cover “I Am The Walrus” In Studio

It’s been a fruitful year for Oklahoma City’s Flaming Lips, despite the fact that they didn’t put out a formal LP. After dropping a set of Christmas tunes recorded with Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono band, the Flaming Lips recorded a cover of the Beatles’ “I Am The Walrus,” which is probably one of the least… More »

By: Corban Goble / December 27, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Hear Flaming Lips’ 24 Hour Song “7 Skies H3″

The latest product of the Flaming Lips’ sonic experimentation is a 24-hour-long song called “7 Skies H3,” which is, you know, a full 18 hours longer than the recent “I Found This Star On The Ground.” If you were fretting about Halloween playlists, fret no more! You’re good until tomorrow. Head to to hear… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 31, 2011 - 10:06 am

The Flaming Lips – “I Found This Star On The Ground,” “Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die” & “Evil Minds”

The Flaming Lips are pretty into gimmicks right now — they have packaged songs inside of gummy skulls and gummy fetuses this year — and so it should be of no surprise that the band’s latest weird product/release format is light and animation toy called the Strobo Trip. Accompanying the toy is a USB with… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 21, 2011 - 4:03 pm

The Flaming Lips x Lightning Bolt – “I’m Working At NASA On Acid” Video

Last month, the Flaming Lips got together with Providence noise kings Lightning Bolt to release a collaborative EP and drop the skree-bomb video for “I Wanna Get High But I Don’t Want Brain Damage.” Now they’ve posted the second video from the EP, and it’s mostly a more straightforward affair. That’s not really saying much,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 24, 2011 - 11:07 am

Watch Weezer & Flaming Lips Play “She Don’t Use Jelly” Together

The Flaming Lips and Weezer — two bands who continue to reinvent the live music experience — literally shared a stage last night at NJ’s PNC Banks Art Center. At the start, Wayne Coyne and Rivers Cuomo rolled over in the audience in double bubbles (which you can see in Wayne’s Twitpics above) as their… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 29, 2011 - 1:41 pm

The Flaming Lips x Lightning Bolt – “I Wanna Get High But I Don’t Want Brain Damage” Video

Providence noise lifers Lightning Bolt have collaborated on an EP with Wayne Coyne. Here’s a video for one of the tracks, “I Want to Get High But I Don’t Want Brain Damage.” (Much different than Björk’s Lightning Bolt moment.) At the start of the clip, Coyne talks about doing a reading at Boston’s Newbury Comic… More »

By: brandon / July 25, 2011 - 9:42 am

Flaming Lips & Edward Sharpe Play “Do You Realize??” In A Cemetery

As anyone that’s helped hold up Wayne Coyne’s ball can tell you, there’s little to differentiate between Flaming Lips live experiences these days. So, when Edward Sharpe and a bunch of crowd members joined along in singing “Do you realize that everyone you know someday will die?” in a graveyard at 6AM yesterday morning, that… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 16, 2011 - 5:38 pm

Amnesiac Turns 10! Hear Covers Of Every Track…

As mentioned in last week’s Radiohead’s 20 Best Cover Songs post, our dear leaders’ fifth album Amnesiac turns ten years old this weekend. Viewed as a more human companion to its boundary pushing cousin Kid A (recorded during the same sessions and released eight months prior), Amnesiac is an equally progressive statement of alt-rock reinvention. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 3, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Scenes From Sasquatch! 2011

Sasquatch! took place over four nights this Memorial Day Weekend. The Washington Festival included some very anticipated shows, including Wolf Parade’s next to last show, new tracks from Modest Mouse, and one of Death From Above 1979’s reunion appearances. That’s Das Racist’s Victor Vazquez getting a kiss from an audience member (not a moment anyone… More »

By: jessica / May 31, 2011 - 5:30 pm

Stream The Flaming Lips/Prefuse 73 EP

The Flaming Lips’ vinyl EP with Prefuse 73 made it to Guestroom Records yesterday, and to the internet shortly afterwards (via Psych Explorations of the Future Heart). That’s the “colored freak-out” vinyl above, courtesy of Wayne Coyne’s Twitter account. If you’ll recall, Guestroom Records is the same Oklahoma City record store that Wayne Coyne visited… More »

By: jessica / May 25, 2011 - 1:26 pm

Flaming Lips’ Soft Bulletin Getting Cemetery Performance, Live Album

Hollywood Forever Cemetery plays host to film screenings, star tours, Bon Iver shows, and Dia De Los Muertos celebrations (as well as the remains of hundreds of Hollywood legends), so two nights of the Flaming Lips on the property makes sense. According to CoS, the band will play the cemetery on June 14th and 15th.They’ll… More »

By: jessica / May 4, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Flaming Lips Cover “Kids” With MGMT

Both MGMT and the Flaming Lips played the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis last Friday, and together they did this version of MGMT’s “Kids” during the latter band’s headlining set. Maybe it was a way to distract themselves from thinking about the other bands that played the festival that night (Jason Mraz, Slightly Stoopid,… More »

By: jessica / May 3, 2011 - 10:45 am

Flaming Lips Release Gummy Skulls, Panda Bear Gets A Skateboard

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne personally delivered a handful of life-sized gummi skulls to Oklahoma Record store Guestroom Records at exactly 4:20 pm yesterday (if you want things to get delivered at exactly 4:20 pm on 4/20, you’ve got to do it yourself). The skulls each contained a USB drive with four new Flaming Li… More »

By: jessica / April 21, 2011 - 6:10 pm
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