Friday, May 3, 2013

Flaming Lips Scare Away Fans With 'The Terror'

Why so down, Wayne?
I've only heard a few samples of the new Flaming Lips, but so far, I've got to agree with Jim DeRogatis' assessment.

And it looks like the band is undertaking yet another tour of the planet's festivals, so it appears that there will be no retirement of the space ball anytime soon. Then again, I don't see anyone at a festival getting into The Terror very music, even while they're under the influence.

It's just not that good.

But don't let that stop you from absorbing their latest press release.

(Burbank) The Terror by The Flaming Lips,their thirteenth studio album is out now and amassing critical praise around the globe. The Terror was produced by long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann and The Flaming Lips at Tarbox Road Studios (Fredonia NY) and Pink Floor Studios (Oklahoma City).

The band will perform "Try to Explain" live on The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wed May 15th. Check local NBC listing for details. LIPS Multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd considers the music they've created on this album as; "a mood that might possibly suggest elements of Popol Vuh, Silver Apples, and Suicide." Wayne Coyne explains, "Why would we make this music that is The Terror - this bleak, disturbing record...? I don't really want to know the answer that I think is coming. Maybe this is the beginning of the answer."

Suffice to say The Terror 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.

Track listing for The Terror:

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

Th Flaming Lips are currently on the road doing a handful of shows with The Black Keys and then heading out on their own around the world. More dates will be announced soon.

Tour Dates:

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 15 The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon NYC
May 16 Montclair, NJ, USA The Wellmont Theatr
May 17 Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY - The Great Googa MoogaFfest
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
Aug 1 Bud Light 50/50 "Music First" Las Vegas, NV
Sep 6 Isle Of Wight, UK Bestival

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