Born of a noisy punk ethos, the Flaming Lips' evolution from art-rock space cadets is the product of three decades of sonic experimentation. After straying from the blustery garage-steeped cacophony of their early independent releases, the Lips have spent the better part of their modern years toying with the crux of performance pop artistry and theatrical kitsch. While 1993’s ‘She Don’t Use Jelly’ is their only song to get much airplay, the band has continued to carve out a niche for eccentricity among the lush orchestration of acclaimed albums like ‘The Soft Bulletin’ and ‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots.’ Over the years, their neo-psychedelia has earned them three Grammys, but it's their notorious antics both onstage and off -- blood-infused vinyl, robot-inspired musicals and live spectacles that include riding around audiences in life-size bubbles and lots and lots of glitter – that has amassed a loyal following.
Flaming Lips Demand Listeners’ Involvement on ‘Zaireeka’
Were the Flaming Lips about to flame out? A confluence of events in the mid-’90s made it look like the Oklahoma psychedelic rockers might be done for.
15 Years Ago: Flaming Lips Reach New Heights with 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots'
In addition to the inspiration of modern pop music and Japanese noise rock, the Flaming Lips' 'Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots' also drew from '70s folk.
The Flaming Lips Are Selling Their Own Line of Fetus-Shaped Soap
It's official: There is no idea too strange for the Flaming Lips.
Wayne Coyne on the Flaming Lips’ Turning Point, Sad Songs and the Importance of Being Charming: Exclusive Interview
The Flaming Lips frontman sat down to chat with Diffuser about the band's new album and the long road that led the "Fearless Freaks" to this point.
Flaming Lips, ‘Oczy Mlody’: Album Review
On their new album, the Flaming Lips scale some heavy subjects (mortality, relationships, suicide) via a childlike fantasy world rife with unicorns and wizards.
Watch the Flaming Lips Perform New Song 'There Should Be Unicorns'
The Flaming Lips premiered a new song at a show in their hometown of Oklahoma City this weekend.
The Flaming Lips Release ’Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)’
The Flaming Lips have given us a third preview of 'Oczy Mlody.'
Flaming Lips' Release Video for 'The Castle,' First Single From 'Oczy Mlody,' Announce World Tour
A day after the Flaming Lips announce a new album, they have released the first single.