Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Flaming Lips Release The Terror Just To Spite Jim DeRo

Dude, you're from Oklahoma. Ease up on the artsy-fartsy.
Look, I trust Jim Dero to a point but HOLYFUCKINSHIT THE NEW FLAMING LIPS ALBUM IS AVAILABLE ON MOTHERFUCKING SILVER VINYL! OH MY GAWD, THAT WOULD BE SO FUCKING COOL LOOKING! OH MY GAWD, I WANT ONE RIGHT NOW!! Um, sorry about that, but the record's gotta be shit-don't it?-if the dude that wrote your biography hates it!

And I had no idea that Wayne and Michelle split up. Christ, who's next? Kurt and Courtney?

I'll check out the record, but I'm going to say that yeah, little tired of the traveling circus shows.

April 16, 2013 - (Burbank) - THE FLAMING LIPS  release their new album THE TERROR today; It is a very different album for THE LIPS and one that might benefit from explanation. Click here to view Wayne's point of view. In honor of the album, we have a brand new T-shirt design available via THE LIPS Official Store now. This brand new LIPS T-shirt features the beautiful Wayne Coyne along with the credo "Peace and Punk Rock," printed on an Alternative Apparel Destroyed 100% Cotton T-Shirt. In other words, this is high-end stuff. Have a peek here. These are limited and will go fast.

Just a reminder: the new albumis available as a special Direct To Consumer, Limited-Edition Silver Vinyl double-LP set, housed in a two-pocket gatefold jacket with printed sleeves as well as the CD edition. Those who have pre-ordered either edition also receive a pair of non-album  instant download tracks and should receive their packages beginning today.

Watch Wayne unwrap the vinyl gatefold edition here.

Also viewable now, is the first in a series of new, live video clips featuring songs from the album.  First in the series is "Try To Explain."  This is a particularly beautiful piece of cinematography and sonically stunning mix of the song. Click here to view.  More to follow soon.

As you know, THE TERROR is THE LIPS' thirteenth studio album and was produced by long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann and THE FLAMING LIPS and recorded at Tarbox Road Studios in Fredonia, NY and at Pink Floor Studios in Oklahoma City, OK. Much has already been said about the new album. Suffice to say that it is a bold and expressive journey that has evolved over THE LIPS' nearly 30-year tended garden of sonic delights that ebbs and flows with extraordinary splashes of light and shade, pleasure and pain, sadness and hope, and the knowledge that to expect the unexpected is half the fun of THE LIPS experience. 

Watch THE FLAMING LIPS perform "Look...The Sun Is Rising" live on the Late Show with David Letterman here.

Track listing:
Look...The Sun Is Rising
Be Free, A Way
Try To Explain
You Lust
The Terror
You Are Alone
Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die
Turning Violent
Always There...In Our Hearts

Confirmed Tour dates:
Apr 28              Kansas City, MO           Sprint Center  w/ The Black Keys
April 29             Indianapolis, IN             Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Apr 30              Pittsburgh, PA               Consol Energy Center  w/ The Black Keys
May 2               Atlanta, GA                   Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood  w/ The Black Keys
May 3               Nashville, TN                 Bridgestone Arena  w/ The Black Keys
May 4               Chattanooga, TN            Track 29 w/ JEFF The Brotherhood
May 5               Memphis, TN                 Beale St. Music Festival
May 10             Napa, CA                       Bottle Rock Festival
May 16             Montclair, NJ, USA         The Wellmont Theatre
May 20             London, UK                    Roundhouse
May 21             London, UK                    Roundhouse
May 22             Brighton, UK                  Dome Concert Hall, Brighton Festival
May 24             Paris, France                 Villette Sonique Festival
May 25             Düdingen, Switzerland    Bad Bonn Kilbi
June 14             Hultsfred, Sweden         Hultsfred Festival
June 15             Aarhus, Denmark           Northside Festival
July 11              Raleigh, NC                   Time Warner Cable Pavilion  w/The Black Keys
July 12              Simpsonville, SC            Charter Amphit/Heritage Park w/The Black Keys
July 13              Louisville, KY                 Forecastle Festival
July 31              Costa Mesa, CA            Pacific Amphitheatre 
Sep 5                Isle Of Wight, UK          Bestival 

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