The Flaming Lips – “The Castle” Video

The Flaming Lips have a new album out early next year called Oczy Mlody, and last night they shared its lead single “The Castle.” Now that track’s video is out in the world. “The Castle” finds the Lips veering away from the darkness that has characterized their recent albums toward gentle, beautiful psych-pop that characterized their Soft Bulletin/Yoshimi golden era. In keeping with that dynamic, the song’s video is just one steady shot of a playfully smiling woman accented with colorful animation. Watch below.

Wayne Coyne is doing a live chat today at 1PM ET/10AM PT via the band’s Facebook page. Also, the Lips have announced tour dates:

10/22 Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona State Fair
11/19 Miami Beach, FL @ House Of Creatives Festival
12/16 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
01/21 London, ENG @ 02 Brixton Academy
01/22 Manchester, ENG @ Manchester Academy
01/24 Berlin, GER @ Columbiahalle
01/25 Copenhagen, DEN @ Vega
01/26 Stockholm, SWE @ Munchen Brewery
01/28 Utrecht, HOLL @ Tivoli Vredenburg
01/30 Milan, ITA @ Alcatraz
01/31 Zurich, SWI @ Volkshaus
02/02 Paris, FRA @ Le Bataclan
02/03 Antwerp, BEL @ De Roma
03/03 Boston, MA @ H.O.B.
03/04 Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
03/05 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/06 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
03/08 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
03/09 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
03/13 Toronto, ONT @ Rebel Complex
03/14 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
03/29 Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
03/30 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
03/31 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
04/02 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
04/03 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ H.O.B.
04/04 St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

Oczy Mlody is out 1/13/17 on Warner Bros. Pre-order it here.