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American Head

    American Legends The Flaming Lips announce the release of their 21st studio album, American Head via Bella Union. The album is comprised of thirteen new cinematic tracks, produced by longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann and The Lips. Among them, “God and the Policeman” featuring backing vocals from country superstar Kasey Musgraves. American Head takes on a welcome temporal shift that occupies a similar space to that of The Soft Bulletin or Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots and just may be their most beautiful and consistent work to date

    American Head finds The Flaming Lips basking in more reflective lyrical places as Wayne Coyne explains in a longer form story titled “We’re An American Band.”

    Excerpt below:
    “The Flaming Lips are from Oklahoma. We never thought of ourselves as an AMERICAN band. I know growing up (when I was like 6 or 7 years old) in Oklahoma I was never influenced by, or was very aware of any musicians from Oklahoma. We mostly listened to the Beatles and my mother loved Tom Jones (this is in the 60’s)... it wasn’t till I was about 10 or 11 that my older brothers would know a few of the local musician dudes.

    So... for most of our musical life (as The Flaming Lips starting in 1983) we’ve kind of thought of ourselves as coming from ‘Earth’... not really caring WHERE we were actually from. So for the first time in our musical life we began to think of ourselves as ‘AN AMERICAN BAND’… telling ourselves that it would be our identity for our next creative adventure. We had become a 7-piece ensemble and were beginning to feel more and more of a kinship with groups that have a lot of members in them. We started to think of classic American bands like The Grateful Dead and Parliament-Funkadelic and how maybe we could embrace this new vibe.

    The music and songs that make up the AMERICAN HEAD album are based in a feeling. A feeling that, I think, can only be expressed through music and songs. We were, while creating it, trying to NOT hear it as sounds... but to feel it. Mother’s sacrifice, Father’s intensity, Brother’s insanity, Sister’s rebellion...I can’t quite put it into words.

    Something switches and others (your brothers and sisters and mother and father...your pets) start to become more important to you…in the beginning there is only you... and your desires are all that you can care about...but... something switches.. I think all of these songs are about this little switch.”


    1 Will You Return/When You Come Down
    2 Watching The Lightbugs Glow
    3 Flowers Of Neptune 6
    4 Dinosaurs On The Mountain
    5 At The Movies On Quaaludes
    6 Mother I've Taken LSD
    7 Brother Eye
    8 You N Me Sellin' Weed
    9 Mother Please Don't Be Sad
    10 When We Die When We're High
    11 Assassins Of Youth
    12 God And The Policeman
    13 My Religion Is You

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    The Soft Bulletin - Live At Red Rocks

      On 26th May 2016, The Flaming Lips performed their universally acclaimed 1999 album The Soft Bulletin in its entirety with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. This particular event has been regarded by those in attendance as one of the most awe-inspiring, moving and magical moments of a lifetime. For the Lips and their fans, perhaps the apex of a magnificent interpretation that will remain as rewarding and emotionally-charged as it was that night in 2016. The Flaming Lips performed the 12-track album in its original sequence with new arrangements accompanied by a 69-piece orchestra and 56-strong chorus. The performance was conducted by the internationally celebrated conductor Andre De Ridder.

      Now, the resulting live recording is being released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Soft Bulletin. The album was the band’s breakthrough moment and featured the hit singles “Race for the Prize” and “Waitin’ for a Superman.”


      1. Race For The Prize
      2. A Spoonful Weighs A Ton
      3. The Spark That Bled
      4. The Spiderbite Song
      5. Buggin’
      6. What Is The Light?
      7. The Observer
      8. Waitin’ For A Superman
      9. Suddenly Everything Has Changed
      10. The Gash
      11. Feeling Yourself Disintegrate
      12. Sleeping On The Roof

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      King's Mouth

        ‘King’s Mouth’ sees the iconoclastic outfit once again tread uncharted territory. These 12 new originals are threaded together by cinematic narration courtesy of The Clash’s Mick Jones. Additionally, the music parallels front man Wayne Coyne’s immersive art installation of the same name. Introduced in 2015, the installation has showcased its psychedelic visuals and soundscapes through North America in museums such as Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, NM, the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, the Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland, OR and Wayne’s own creative space, The Womb, in Oklahoma City, OK. A true handcrafted marvel, it consists of a giant metallic head that welcomes spectators inside. Once inside of the foam mouth, an LED lightshow begins in tandem with music from the album. Now, the record doubles as the sonic companion to the exhibit and allows fans to experience the aural side at any time.


        Barry says: The Flaming Lips are always riding the peripheries of the psychedelic indie wave, and here is no different. Beautifully psychedelic moments mix with weirdo off-piste melodies and woozy saturated pads, before culminating into huge, stadium choruses. It's a heady mixture, and one that continues to make The Flaming Lips one of the most thrilling bands around. Another classic Lips outing.


        We Don’t Know How And We Don’t Know Why
        The Sparrow
        Giant Baby
        Mother Universe
        How Many Times
        Electric Fire
        All For The Life Of The
        Feedaloodum Beetle Dot
        Funeral Parade
        Dipped In Steel
        Mouth Of The King
        How Can A Head

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        Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of The Flaming Lips

        The Flaming Lips have pushed the envelope and bent boundaries for more than two decades with the band’s Grammy®-winning music and ground-breaking concerts.

        Scratching The Door highlights tracks recorded by The Flaming Lips’ original line-up, which featured Wayne Coyne’s brother Mark on vocals. The album includes the band’s first and second cassette demos, in addition to The Flaming Lips first self-released EP, and marks the first time all of these recordings have been collected together on a single release. Among the other featured tracks are covers of The Who’s “Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere,” Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown” and the theme song from the 1960’s Batman television series, which previously appeared on Rykodisc’s 2002 compilation, Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid.

        All of the music on Scratching The Door has been remastered from original sources by the band’s longtime musical foil and producer, David Fridmann with help from the Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins.


        1. Bag Full Of Thoughts
        2. Out For A Walk
        3. Garden Of Eyes
        4. Forever Is A Long Time
        5. Scratchin’ The Door
        6. My Own Planet
        7. Killer On The Radio
        8. Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
        9. Batman Theme
        10. Handsome Johnny
        11. Flaming Lips Theme Song 1983
        12. The Future Is Gone
        13. Underground Pharmacist
        14. Real Fast Words
        15. Groove Room
        16. Jesus Shootin’ Heroin
        17. Trains, Brains & Rain
        18. Communication Breakdown
        19. Summertime Blues

        THE FLAMING LIPS are pleased to announce the release of their long-awaited new studio album, entitled OCZY MLODY via Bella Union. Produced by the band and their long-time producer Dave Fridmann, the highly-anticipated LP is the follow-up to their globally acclaimed 2013 album, “The Terror”.

        Three-time Grammy-Award winners, THE FLAMING LIPS are one of the most enduring, influential, unpredictable, and universally respected bands of their generation or any other. Led by Wayne Coyne, they have been cited as the ultimate live attraction and life-affirming festival band who continue to dazzle audiences with their over-the-top, maximalist, high-energy onslaught on the senses. On OCZY MLODY, The Lips return to form with an album no less experimental in nature, but perhaps more melodically song-oriented, recalling the best parts of their most critically applauded albums THE SOFT BULLETIN and the gold-certified YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS.


        Andy says: Like a more drawn out and melancholic "Yoshimi", this record sees the good ship Lips return to more considered , calmer waters. Good tunes too!


        1. Oczy Mlody
        2. How??
        3. There Should Be Unicorns
        4. Sunrise (Eyes Of The Young)
        5. Nigdy Nie (Never No)
        6. Galaxy I Sink
        7. One Night While Hunting For Faeries And Witches And Wizards To Kill
        8. Do Glowy
        9. Listening To The Frogs With Demon Eyes
        10. The Castle
        11. Almost Home (Blisko Domu)
        12. We A Famly

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        Bad Days EP


          2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the critically worshiped Clouds Taste Metallic, The Flaming Lips 7th studio album originally released in 1995. THE LIPS love RSD and to celebrate, they offer a series three Limited Edition 10” EPs on different colored vinyl that contain tracks previously released on only CD overseas…until now. These rarities will now become available for the first time EVER in any format in the US. Later in the year the band will be releasing expanded anniversary editions of Clouds Taste Metallic with previously unreleased recordings from the sessions including demos, outtakes, radio sessions, live performances and more. Further details to be announced soon.


          SIDE A:
          Bad Days (Edit) & She Don't Use Jelly (Primitive Demos)

          SIDE B:
          Girl With Hair Like An Explosion (Non LP Track), Giraffe (Demo) 

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          With A Little Help From My Fwends

            'With A Little Help from My Fwends' is the fourteenth studio album by The Flaming Lips. It is a track-for-track tribute to The Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and features, as you'd imagine a whole host of musical 'fwends'.

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            7 Skies H3

              In 2011 The Flaming Lips released a 24-hour song called ‘7 Skies H3’, packaged inside a real human skull sold for $5,000 and was made available to stream on a dedicated website ever since.

              Now, for the first time, a 50 minute remastered distillation of this epic song is available on CD and digital download.

              Produced by The Flaming Lips, Dave Fridmann and Scott Booker.

              TRACK LISTING

              7 Skies H3 (Can’t Shut Off My Head)
              Celestial Trance
              Battling Voices From Beyond
              In A Dream
              Meepy Morp (Reprise)
              Riot In My Brain!!
              7 Skies H3 (Main Theme)
              Can’t Let It Go

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              Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

                Oh joy. It's just as inventive, creative, unpredictable, refreshing and downright beautiful as "The Soft Bulletin". But! Hooray, it's poppier. It loses nothing but gains everything! (Also including a chunkier, tastier bottom end). It's so hard to review - it's just absolutely BRILLIANT. To put on your headphones and play and play and play again. All summer! Forever!!

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