Stars Turn Out for Tim Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ Soundtrack


Massive names in music – such as Robert Smith (The Cure), Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and The Flaming Lips – have contributed to the soundtrack of Tim Burton’s latest offering, the 3D remake of his own 1984 film Frankenweenie. Karen O has penned new track ‘Strange Love’, which she says is “…quirky, good vibes [...]

Grizzly Bear and The Flaming Lips to Play StePhest Colbchella 2012

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Following in the footsteps of Coachella’s move to the sea, Stephen Colbert is moving his… er, festival, onto the historic WWII aircraft carrier U.S. Intrepid. After last year’s successful StePhest Colbchella 2011 featuring Florence and the Machine, Jack White, Bon Iver and Talib Kweli, this year’s lineup sports Grizzly Bear, The Flaming Lips, fun., Santigold [...]

The Flaming Lips and the Nature of Chaos in Music

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Already, the latest release from The Flaming Lips has been called a whole range of impressive things; innovative, creative, bizarre. Chaotic. It isn’t really any of those. If I may offer a few prologues to the point I’m making; firstly, this is in no way an article whose purpose is to tear down, insult or [...]

The Flaming Lips – The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends

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[One Perspective] The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends is the sound of a beloved band not giving a shit, throwing harmony and traditional song construction into the wind and appearing to see just how many childlike indulgences they can get away with unscathed and admired. The majority of the reviews scattered around the internet find [...]

Erykah Badu Infuriated Over NSFW Flaming Lips Video (Update)

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The NSFW video for the Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu collaboration, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” that was released last week has sparked a Twitter war between Badu and Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne. The video, directed by George Salisbury, featured Badu’s younger sister Nayrock, nude and covered in blood, glitter and [...]

Photos: The Flaming Lips @ 2012 Hangout Music Festival


The Flaming Lips were just one of many amazing acts performing at this weekend’s 2012 Hangout Music Festival. Check out the photos from their performance below. Photos by Larry Amado.

Listen: The Flaming Lips with Bon Iver – “Ashes in the Air”


Check out “Ashes in the Air,” The Flaming Lips collaboration with Bon Iver.  The track can heard on The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends.  The double album will be released exclusively for Record Store Day, Saturday, April 21st. See the tracklisting here.

The Flaming Lips will Release Exclusive All-Star Album for Record Store Day


As previously reported, The Flaming Lips are working on a new collaboration album that will feature Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Bon Iver, Ke$ha and Erykah Badu and more. The double album entitled The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends will be released exclusively for Record Store Day, Saturday, April 21st. The LP [...]