The Flaming Lips aren't quite done with their fwends. Nearly a year after unleashing the collaborative album 'The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends,' the psych-pop outfit has released a video for 'Ashes In the Air,' the disc's duet with Bon Iver. This clip has been sitting in the can for awhile -- apparently it was slated to debut last year, sometime around Christmas -- but it was pushed back for some unspecified reason. Whatever the cause of the delay, it was worth the wait.
Flaming Lips are taking their connection with candy and desire to appeal to all of your senses even further. Frontman Wayne Coyne recently Instagrammed a photo of a large chocolate brain, complete with all the the crevices and folds. He then revealed that every single one of the band's recordings will be issued inside these life-sized choco-noggins. It's so cerebral and so sweet -- literally. Sounds delish ... we think.
Fans counting down the seconds until the April 2 release of the Flaming Lips' 13th studio album, 'The Terror,' will have to reset their stopwatches -- the band has pushed back the disc's release two weeks, to April 16. But that doesn't mean we'll have to wait nearly a month to hear the songs on 'The Terror,' because frontman Wayne Coyne and co. premiered the album in its entirety over the weekend SXSW -- and lucky for us, one dedicated fan managed to capture audio of the whole set and has post it online for our listening pleasure.
The Flaming Lips know how to throw a party, and the band certainly kept things festive during their SXSW performance Friday night in Austin. After teasing fans with the possibility of a surprise appearance from Justin Timberlake, a man with a green cloth mask wrapped around his head strolled onstage to perform 'Do You Realize??.' But the mystery guest turned out to be not JT, but My Morning Jacket's Jim James.
The Flaming Lips and Wayne Coyne haven’t conquered Broadway … yet. That might be the next thing to check off their band bucket list, however, as 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots,' a musical inspired by the band's Grammy-winning 2002 album of the same name, might be headed towards the Great White Way.