The Flaming Lips — All State Arena, Rosemont, IL, December 11, 2009

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All State Arena, Rosemont, IL, December 11, 2009
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Watch: The Flaming Lips - “Nidgy Nie (Never No)” Video

Oczy Mlody Out Today via Warner Bros.

Jan 13, 2017

The Flaming Lips are releasing a new album, Oczy Mlody, today via Warner Bros. Previously we were treated to videos for "The Castle" and "How??" and the audio for "Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)" and "We a Family" (which features frequent collaborator Miley Cyrus).  More

Stream the New Album by The Flaming Lips - “Oczy Mlody”

Oczy Mlody Out Today via Warner Bros.

Jan 13, 2017

The Flaming Lips are releasing a new album, Oczy Mlody, today via Warner Bros. Previously we were treated to videos for "The Castle" and "How??" and the audio for "Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)" and "We a Family" (which features frequent collaborator Miley Cyrus). More

Jan 11, 2017

The Flaming Lips are releasing a new album, Oczy Mlody, this Friday via Warner Bros. Previously we were treated to videos for "The Castle" and "How??" and the audio for "Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)" and "We a Family" (which features frequent collaborator Miley Cyrus). More

Listen: The Flaming Lips - “We a Family (Feat. Miley Cyrus)”

Oczy Mlody Due Out January 13, 2017 via Warner Bros.

Jan 06, 2017

The Flaming Lips are releasing a new album, Oczy Mlody, on January 13, 2017 via Warner Bros. Previously we were treated to videos for "The Castle" and "How??" and the audio for "Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)." Now the band has shared another song from the album, "We a Family," which features frequent collaborator Miley CyrusMore

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue with The Flaming Lips on the Cover

Issue 59 Also Includes Interviews with The Avalanches, Death Cab for Cutie, The Divine Comedy, Rose Elinor Dougall, Foxygen, Jagwar Ma, Jim Jarmusch, Jens Lekman, Mogwai, My Morning Jacket, The Radio Dept., R.E.M., Savages, Weyes Blood, and Much More

Dec 30, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our joint Best of 2016 / 15th Anniversary Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readbug). The issue celebrates the best albums of 2016, reflects on Under the Radar's 15th anniversary and albums released in 2001, looks forward to albums due out in early 2017, and features The Flaming Lips on the cover. There's also a big article examining how the music industry has changed in the last 15 years and in our Artist Survey section various musicians comment on the music and events of 2016. More

Listen: The Flaming Lips - “Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)”

Oczy Mlody Due Out January 13, 2017 via Warner Bros.

Dec 16, 2016

The Flaming Lips are releasing a new album, Oczy Mlody, on January 13, 2017 via Warner Bros. Previously we were treated to videos for "The Castle" and "How??" Now here's another song from the album, "Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)." Listen below via either Spotify or Apple Music. More

Watch: The Flaming Lips - “How??” Video

Oczy Mlody Due Out January 13, 2017 via Warner Bros.

Nov 11, 2016

The Flaming Lips are releasing a new album, Oczy Mlody, on January 13, 2017 via Warner Bros. Previously we were treated to a video for the album's first single, "The Castle." More

Foxygen Announce New Album and Tour, Share Dance-tastic “Follow the Leader” Video

Hang Due Out January 20, 2017 via Jagjaguwar and Features Matthew E. White, The Lemon Twigs, and Steve Drozd of The Flaming Lips

Nov 02, 2016

Foxygen's last album was 2014's ...And Star Power, but recently the duo (Jonathan Rado and Sam France) shared a brand new song, "America," a grandiose track that featured an orchestra. More

Watch: The Flaming Lips - “The Castle” Video

Oczy Mlody Due Out January 13, 2017 via Warner Bros., Tour Dates Announced

Oct 21, 2016

Yesterday The Flaming Lips announced a new album, Oczy Mlody, which is due out January 13, 2017 via Warner Bros. The first single, "The Castle," was shared at midnight on streaming sites and now the song has a video. More

The Flaming Lips Announce New Album

Oczy Mlody Due Out January 13, 2017

Oct 20, 2016

According to StereogumThe Flaming Lips are releasing a new album next year. It's entitled Oczy Mlody and due out January 13, 2017. The first single, "The Castle," will be out at midnight. More

Listen to New Covers by Sharon Van Etten, Conor Oberst, Andrew Bird, and The Avett Brothers

For Amazon's Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street EP, Van Etten Covers The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??"

Jul 14, 2016

The Amazon Original Series Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street has featured various different artists doing covers and tomorrow an EP featuring four the covers is being released and you can stream it below.  More

May 11, 2016

The Flaming Lips are set to make a guest appearance in issue #6 of X-Men '92. The Marvel Comics series takes place in 1992 and in the X-Men '90s continuity. The band even appears on the cover of the issue. Never mind that it's the current lineup of the band on the cover and they look like they do now, Wayne Coyne's grey beard and all, than how they did in 1992.  More

Apr 20, 2016

Last night The Flaming Lips stopped The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to cover the late David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Frontman Wayne Coyne performed part of the song on the shoulders of Chewbacca. Before their performance, Coyne shot a funny backstage video where he sang a song that went through some of his musical influences and revealed that he once hit a deer with his car and is actually in the witness protection program.  More

Apr 15, 2016

Today The Flaming Lips have shared the music video of their cover of David Bowie's classic "Space Oddity." More

Future Islands, Mac DeMarco, Lauryn Hill, Miley Cyrus, and Sadie Dupuis Do Christmas Songs

Some Covers, Some Originals (+LCD Soundsystem and Will Butler)

Dec 31, 2015

We here at Under the Radar are taking most of Christmas and New Year's off. Still, over the holiday a few notable artists have posted some Christmas songs (some covers, some originals) that we didn't have a chance to post and they are collected here. Included are Future Islands, Mac DeMarco, Lauryn Hill, Miley Cyrus (with a little help from The Flaming Lips), Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, LCD Soundsystem, and Will Butler. More

Watch The Flaming Lips Perform “Bad Days” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Heady Nuggs: 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic Out Now via Warner Bros.

Dec 01, 2015

The Flaming Lips performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. But instead of doing a track from their recent Miley Cyrus collaboration or 2014's With a Little Help from My Fwends, the band performed their 1995 song "Bad Days," a track from Clouds Taste Metallic. More

Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips Surprise Release New Album, Share Video, Perform at VMAs

Stream Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz Now, Watch Video for "Dooo It!"

Aug 31, 2015

Last night Miley Cyrus hosted MTV's Video Music Awards (VMAs), another pointless and over-scripted awards show in which Twitter feuds were resolved and Kanye West announced he was running for president in 2020 during his rambling 13-minute acceptance speech.  More

Feb 24, 2015

Sunday was the second day of Air+Style, a festival founded by Shaun White aimed at bringing together the worlds of snowboarding and music.  More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2014 Issue with St. Vincent on the Cover

Issue 52 Also Includes Interviews with Jenny Lewis, The War on Drugs, James Franco, Ariel Pink vs. Panda Bear, Jason Schwartzman vs. Real Estate, the Cast of The Walking Dead, "Weird Al" Yankovic, The Flaming Lips, Sharon Van Etten, and More.

Dec 19, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the Best of 2014 Issue, which is about to hit newsstands and will be out all of January and February. It features St. Vincent on the cover and interviews with some of the artists behind 2014's best albums. More

Listen: Yoko Ono & The Flaming Lips - “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)”

From Amazon's All Is Bright Holiday Playlist

Nov 20, 2014

The Flaming Lips have teamed up with Yoko Ono once again for a cover of the latter's famous duet with her late husband John Lennon.  More

Wayne Coyne, Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, & More Contribute to Album Art Book

Collector's Edition Shows Creativity of Music Packaging

Nov 20, 2014

Collector's Edition, a new book by Stuart Tolley, showcases the creativity in media packaging. Several copies of the book were given to musicians and artists to decorate as they wish. More

Watch: The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus Stop by “Conan”

With a Little Help From My Fwends is Out Now on Warner Bros

Nov 07, 2014

Last night The Flaming Lips were the music guest on Conan. They brought along a bunch of crazy silver capes, back up dancers, and Miley Cyrus More

Oct 20, 2014

Just as they done with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the MoonThe Flaming Lips will release a cover album of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. More

Sep 10, 2014

Current and previous Under the Radar cover artists Future IslandsThe National, and The Flaming Lips are all slated to appear on the new season of IFC show Comedy Bang! Bang More

Aug 11, 2014

Check out photos from Day three of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 10, 2014. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Click here to view the full gallery.Plus some bonus photos here! And bonus behind-the-scenes photo here. More

Aug 01, 2014

The Flaming Lips have announced they will perform their 1993 album Transmissions of the Satellite Heart in its entirety at First Avenue In Minneapolis on September 14.  More

Jun 10, 2014

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd have announced the formation of a new side-project dubbed Electric Würms, which will release its debut album Musik, Die Shwer Zu later this summer on Aug. 19. More

May 15, 2014

Back in February, The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus performed “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” in Los Angeles. It seems that they’ve been thick as thieves ever since.  More

Wayne Coyne Responds to Firing of Drummer Kliph Scurlock

Scurlock a "Compulsive Pathological Liar"

May 09, 2014

Back in March, longtime drummer for The Flaming Lips Kliph Scurlock exited the band.  More

Apr 04, 2014

Earlier this week The Flaming Lips released Flaming Side of the Moon, an impromptu companion album to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the MoonMore

Apr 01, 2014

Yesterday The Flaming Lips digitally released Flaming Side of the Moon, an "immersive companion piece" designed to be simultaneously played alongside Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon or the 1939 classic motion picture The Wizard of Oz. More

Mar 31, 2014

Maybe this is an early April Fools joke? With The Flaming Lips, who can say?  More

Feb 24, 2014

Just as they threw their support behind the likes of mainstream pop artist Ke, The Flaming Lips demonstrated their equal-opportunity love for anything weird last night when they appeared as the special guest of Miley Cyrus during her concert at L.A.'s Staples Center. More

Feb 07, 2014

Throughout the week the Late Show with David Letterman has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show by having its musical guests play covers from the Fab Four's catalogue of songs.  More

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne Announces New Set of Record Store Tour Dates

Selling Limited Edition Chocolate Skulls With 12'' EP

Feb 03, 2014

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has announced that he will embark on new round record store appearances this month, meeting and greeting fans and signing reissued copies of the band's first ever release, The Flaming Lips 1st EP. More

Dec 30, 2013

On New Year's Eve The Flaming Lips will ring in 2014 by performing at Aspen, Colorado's Belly Up.  More

The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne To Embark on Record Store Tour

The Flaming Lips EP in Packaged Chocolate Skull Available for Purchase

Dec 17, 2013

Later this week The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne will be embarking on a solo "Record Store Tour," meeting and greeting fans and signing copies of the Lips' first-ever EP, The Flaming Lips 1st EP, and The Flaming Lips 2nd Cassette Demo. More

Listen: Flaming Lips – “Sad and Beautiful World (Sparklehorse Cover)”

Last Box of Sparklers Tribute Album Currently in Process

Dec 12, 2013

In 2010, Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous committed suicide. To keep the late singer/songwriter’s memory alive, a group of artists—including Phantogram, Mercury Rev, and Mark Lanegan have come together to cover the artist’s iconic works.  More

Dec 09, 2013

Earlier this year The Flaming Lips revealed that they would be recruiting a number of old friends to help them record a track-for-track cover album of The Stone Roses' self-titled debut. More

Ranked: The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips' Albums Ranked from Most Essential to Least Essential

Nov 08, 2013

Welcome to Ranked, our recurring series in which one of our writers takes an artist's catalogue and ranks all of their official studio albums from most essential to least essential. The order is decided by the individual writer, rather than our editors. If you disagree with our ranking then please let us know in the comments section. This time Cody Ray Shafer ranks The Flaming Lips. More

Oct 29, 2013

For those that don't know The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala have collaborated on a new split EP, a vinyl exclusive currently being sold during the two bands' joint tour. More

Oct 23, 2013

After contributing a song to the upcoming film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's sci-fi story Ender's GameThe Flaming Lips felt so inspired they decided put together an entire EP's worth of material based on the story's concept and themes. More

Watch: Yoko Ono and The Flaming Lips – “Cheshire Cat Cry (Live on Letterman)”

Take Me To The Land of Hell Out Now Via Chimera Music

Oct 03, 2013

Yoko Ono stopped by Letterman last night to promote new album Take Me To the Land of Hell. Since no one likes to go it alone, she brought pals The Flaming Lips along with her. More

Sep 30, 2013

This fall The Flaming Lips will be providing a piece of original music for the upcoming film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's popular sci-fi novel Ender's Game. More

Watch: The Flaming Lips Cover Devo

On Tour With Tame Impala This Fall

Jul 22, 2013

The Flaming Lips have released a new video of a live performance of "Gates of Stell," off of Devo's Freedom of Choice. In typical Flaming Lips fashion, the video is full of trippy video effects and glittery psychedelia. More

Watch: The Flaming Lips - “Turning Violent” Video

Wayne Coyne Also Announces Release of His First Comic Book

Jul 15, 2013

The Flaming Lips have shared a new music video showcasing the droning, minimalist track "Turning Violent."  More

The Flaming Lips to Headline Oklahoma Tornado Relief Concert

With Kings of Leon, Jackson Browne, and Built to Spill

Jun 13, 2013

Oklahoma natives The Flaming Lips will headline an upcoming benefit concert on July 23 in Oklahoma City to aid those affected by the numerous tornados that ravaged the state in May. More

May 16, 2013

Last night The Flaming Lips stopped by Late Night With Jimmy FallonMore

May 03, 2013

Explicit nudity just seems to go hand-in-hand with The Flaming Lips these days and their music videosMore

Apr 12, 2013

For the past several years The Flaming Lips' track "Do You Realize??" has served as the official rock song for the band's home state of Oklahoma. Turns out this is no longer the case as Governor Mary Fallin decided not to renew former Governor Brad Henry's executive order granting the song its unique title. More

The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd To Premiere New Project, The Mutating Cell Ensemble

Featuring Students From the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma

Apr 10, 2013

Steven Drozd, multi-instrumentalist of The Flaming Lips has announced that he will premiere a new experimental project this weekend called The Mutating Cell Ensemble. More

Apr 08, 2013

Next week The Flaming Lips will release their newest LP The Terror. More

Watch: The Flaming Lips Perform on Letterman

Alien Babies For An Alien World

Apr 04, 2013

The Flaming Lips appeared on Late Show with David Letterman last night in support of newly released album, The TerrorMore

Apr 02, 2013

"Ashes in the Air," a collaborative track between The Flaming Lips and Bon Iver that was featured on the former's guest-heavy LP The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, has landed itself a characteristically bizarre music video. More

Mar 18, 2013

The Flaming Lips have announced that they have pushed back the release of their forthcoming new album The Terror. Luckily it's not by much. More

Mar 13, 2013

After making an appearance in a Super Bowl ad for Hyundia earlier this year, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has returned to the world of television commercials for the good people at Virgin Mobile. More

The Flaming Lips Confirm SXSW Shows, Another Weird Film

Premiere Film A Year In the Life of Wayne's Phone

Mar 05, 2013

Leading up to the April 2 release of their forthocoming new album The Terror The Flaming Lips have confirmed their upcoming appearance at this year's SXSW Festival in Austin with a pair of performances. More

Feb 06, 2013

Ever the busy bees, The Flaming Lips have been dropping hints of late that the band might be working on a cover album of The Stone Roses' entire 1988 debut album. More

Feb 05, 2013

Graduating from edible vaginas, skulls, and fetuses The Flaming Lips have announced that they have partnered up with a Dallas-based chocolatier to create a series of anatomically correct chocolate hearts, each containing a USB mix of music called Songs of LoveMore

Jan 29, 2013

On Super Bowl Sunday Hyundai will broadcast a special commercial featuring The Flaming Lips performing their recently debuted new song "Sun Blows Up Today." More

Listen: The Flaming Lips - “Sun Blow Up Today”

New Non-Album Track To Be Featured in Upcoming Super Bowl Commercial

Jan 25, 2013

As previously reported, Wayne Coyne and the freaky misfits that make up The Flaming Lips have announced the arrival of their latest studio album, The Terror. More

The Flaming Lips Announce New Album, “The Terror”

Out April 2 Via Bella Union and Warner Bros

Jan 24, 2013

Did you know that The Flaming Lips haven’t released a proper studio album since 2009's Embryonic? Yeah, we were shocked by that too. Guess we got distracted by record-breaking concertsblood vinyl, and naked Amanda Palmer/ Erykah Badu. Regardless, their record-free streak will end on April 1 with the release of The TerrorMore

Jan 10, 2013

The Flaming Lips announced via Twitter this morning that they will release a vinyl reissue of their 1997 album Zaireeka on Record Store Day. More

The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips Announce Joint Tour

Four Select Shows in April and May

Jan 07, 2013

Here's a pair of strange bedfellows for you: The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips have announced that they will get together for a select number of performances this spring. More

Watch: Flaming Lips “Freak Night” Concert Film Trailer [NSFW]

"The largest costume party in the Midwest"

Dec 19, 2012

The Flaming Lips have announced the release Freak Night, a concert film capturing the band's recent October performance at Oklahoma City's Zoo Amphitheatre. More

Listen: The Flaming Lips Radio Drama

"Wayne Coyne’s Human Head Shaped Tumor"

Nov 26, 2012

After providing an unintended bomb scare bringing a disarmed hand grenade to the Oklahoma City Airport, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne returned to his more planned bit of craziness this past weekend by airing a own one-hour radio special called "Wayne Coyne’s Human Head-Shaped Tumor." More

Sep 13, 2012

For a band who has busted a Guinness Book World Record, covered Erykah Badu (and Amanda Palmer) in who knows what, and sold skulls both real and gummy, this news seems downright tame. But apparently Flaming Lips are in the process of recording a King Crimson covers album.  More

Aug 27, 2012

In case you may have somehow missed it or outright forgot, The Flaming Lips experienced a significant dust up with musical artist Erykah Badu when the band uploaded an unapproved NSFW music video for their Heady Fwends collaboration "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." More

Watch: The Flaming Lips Play “The Colbert Report”

Perform "Ashes in the Air," "Do You Realize??" and "Drug Chart"

Aug 17, 2012

Last night The Colbert Report finished off its broadcast of StePhest Colbchella '012: RockAugustFest with a special performance by The Flaming Lips. More

Stephen Colbert Announces StePhest Colbchella ‘012

Featuring Grizzly Bear and The Flaming Lips

Aug 01, 2012

Kicking it up a notch from last year's StePhest Colbchella '011: Rock You Like a Thirst-icane, Stephen Colbert announced last night that for StePhest Colbchella '012: Rocktaugustfest! that he would be throwing a little soiree on a little boat called the U.S.S. Intrepid. More

Watch: Flaming Lips Collaborate With Phantogram

A New Song on during the 24-Hour Concert Series

Jun 29, 2012

Yesterday, Flaming Lips became the proud owner of a shiny new Guinness World Record when they performed eight concerts in 24 hours.  More

Check Out Photos From the Free Press Summer Fest, 2012

Best Coast, Phantogram, Two Door Cinema Club, Flaming Lips, And More

Jun 13, 2012

On June 2 and 3, Houston, TX hosted the Free Press Summer Fest. We sent photographer Iman Mannie Saqr down to cover the action. More

Jun 01, 2012

Announcing just yesterday that they would be releasing their formly exclusive Record Store Day album The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends on June 26, The Flaming Lips have now debuted a music video for their Erykah Badu-collaborated track, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." More

May 31, 2012

Previously only available as a Record Store Day exclusive and blood-filled collector's item, The Flaming Lips collaborative album The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends will now be released in both digital and physical CD formats on June 26. More

The Flaming Lips To Play Most Concerts In A Single Day

Attempting Eight Shows in 24 Hours

May 23, 2012

Always game for a challenge, The Flaming Lips have announced that they will attempt to break the world record for "most live concerts in 24 hours in multiple cities." More

May 04, 2012

Always looking for the next weird thing to do in the realm of musical distribution The Flaming Lips recently pressed a limited number of vinyl copies of their collaborative Record Store Day album Heady Fwends with actual samples of blood from the album's contributors, including Chris Martin, Ke, Nick Cave, Erykah Badu, and others. More

Listen: Wayne Coyne on “WTF”

Podcast with Marc Maron

May 03, 2012

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne became the latest musical guest to sit down and chat with comedian Marc Maron for his WTF podcast. More

NXNE Announces 2012 Lineup

The Flaming Lips, of Montreal, and Others to Attend

Apr 17, 2012

South by Southwest's Canadian brother North by Northeast has announced its return on June 11-17 in Toronto. More

Listen: The Flaming Lips and Bon Iver - “Ashes in the Air”

Off Record Store Day Release The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends

Mar 28, 2012

Much like everyone else The Flaming Lips are set to release an exclusive set of songs for next month's upcoming Record Store Day celebration. More

The Flaming Lips Dominate Record Store Day With a Series of Crazy Collaborations

Bon Iver, Neon Indian, Coldplay, Ke$ha and More Join the Party

Mar 20, 2012

On Record Store Day The Flaming Lips are throwing what might be their greatest auditory party to date. More

The Flaming Lips To Premiere Musical This Year

Based on Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Mar 15, 2012

According to a report in the Los Angeles Times The Flaming Lips will finally debut the long-gestating stage musical based on their 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots later this year. More

Jan 30, 2012

The Flaming Lips are hard at work on their collab-heavy Record Store Day release, and over the weekend Wayne Coyne posted the first genuine song from their time in the studio called "Now I Understand." More

Watch: The Flaming Lips - Cover “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” with Wilco’s Nels Cline

Also Preview Tracks From Bon Iver, Erykah Badu Collaboration

Jan 26, 2012

At this point The Flaming Lips need to just set up a direct feed into the Under the Radar news room, as they seem to just continue to do something of note almost every week. More

Noise Pop Announces 2012 Lineup

Includes Special Performance by The Flaming Lips

Jan 16, 2012

Celebrating its 20th anniverssary, this year's Noise Pop festival has announced its expanded line-up, including the likes of Sleigh Bells, Mac McCaughan from Superchunk, Matthew Dear, Bob Mould, The Dodos, and Cursive. More

The Flaming Lips Tap Bon Iver for New Collaboration

Also Nick Cave, Neon Indian, and Yoko Ono

Jan 13, 2012

The Flaming Lips just can't seem to help themselves anymore (as if they ever could). More

Jan 04, 2012

Finishing off a year of gummy skullssix-hour songs, and stage collapsesThe Flaming Lips added one more notch to their collaborative-heavy belt with a joint EP with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band. More

Dec 06, 2011

Leading up to their annual Oklahoma City New Year's Freakout this morning The Flaming Lips decided to get fans in the spirit of the season in their own unusual way by debuting the festive new track "Atlas Eets Christmas." More

Nov 28, 2011

On Black Friday last week The Flaming Lips announced that they will once again be honoring their annual New Year's Eve celebration with their New Year's Freakout #5 on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, 2012 at the Bricktown Events Center in Oklahoma City.  More

Listen to the New 24-Hour Flaming Lips Song and Watch Their Tribute to Steve Jobs

Buy Your Own 24-Hour Song Skull for “7 Skies H3” for $5000

Nov 02, 2011

First it was the six hour song, "I Found a Star on the Ground" and now The Flaming Lips have released their 24-hour song, "7 Skies H3." More

The Flaming Lips Create More Gummy Anatomy

Don’t Eat it in One Sitting!

Oct 28, 2011

Oh good, it’s almost Halloween and The Flaming Lips are discussing their weird projects! Or is that just a normal Friday?

More

Under the Radar Magazine Announces 10th Anniversary Issue Featuring Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes

Plus: Paul Rudd vs. The Divine Comedy, plus interviews with Broadcast, Grandaddy, The Flaming Lips, Bat For Lashes, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, and much more

Oct 19, 2011

Under the Radar is excited to announce the release of the indie music and entertainment print magazine’s 10th Anniversary Issue which hits newsstands next week. The extra-sized 10th Anniversary Issue features cover artists Joanna Newsom and Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold together in an exclusive photo shoot and joint interview.  Exclusive video taken during the cover shoot of Robin Pecknold and Joanna Newsom arm wrestling can be found here More

Flaming Lips Plan Record Store Day Compilation

To Release All Their Collaborative Songs

Oct 07, 2011

Come next April, Record Store Day is getting an extra dose of Flaming Lips. More

Watch: The Flaming Lips Discuss Their Six Hour Song

“I Found a Star on the Ground”

Oct 05, 2011

Recently, The Flaming Lips released a six-hour, behemoth of a song called “I Fond a Star on the Ground.” If you haven’t gotten through the whole monster of a tune yet, the band is here to help. We have the video.  More

Sep 21, 2011

Today, The Flaming Lips unleashed their six-hour song to the masses.We have the stream. More

The Flaming Lips Discuss Their Six-Hour Song

Offering Hours of Entertainment

Sep 16, 2011

Starting in January, Oklahoma natives The Flaming Lips announced that would be taking part in a number of creative, if sometimes odd musical endeavors through the course of the year. More

The Flaming Lips Work on Six-Hour Long Song

Wayne Coyne Tweets Videos About the Project

Aug 29, 2011

As if The Flaming Lips didn't have enough on their plate already, Wayne Coyne recently posted on his Twitter page some short video snippets of the group working on a piece that will eventually become a six-hour song. More

Watch: The Flaming Lips/Lightning Bolt Video “I’m Working at NASA on Acid”

Seven Minutes of Mind Melting Hallucinogenic Imagery

Aug 24, 2011

The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt announced a collaborative EP last month. Now they've released a video for the track "I'm Working at NASA on Acid." We have the clip. More

Death Cab for Cutie and The Flaming Lips May Collaborate on an EP Together

Plus Video of Frightened Rabbit Covering Death Cab for Cutie

Aug 16, 2011

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne has asked Death Cab for Cutie to collaborate on an EP. Plus we have video of Scotland's Frightened Rabbit covering Death Cab. More

Aug 15, 2011

A stage collapse at the Indiana Stage Fair claimed the lives of five people over the weekend, causing severe injuries countless others. More

Aug 08, 2011

For the second time in as many weeks heavy wind managed to cause substantial damage to an outdoor music stage.  More


Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips

Coyne on Earliest Childhood Memories, House Fires, the Disappointing Future, and Getting in Trouble as a Kid

Feb 25, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Wayne Coyne of The Flaming LipsMore

Dec 18, 2015

For a certain segment of Flaming Lips fans, the purest hallmark of nostalgia isn't Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots or The Soft Bulletin, but the band's less experimental, but undeniably solid, mid-career '90s output, including 1996's Clouds Taste Metallic. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, The Flaming Lips have released a three-disc reissue via Warner Bros.  More

2014 Artist Survey: The Flaming Lips

Wayne Coyne on Why He Isn't Into Conspiracy Theories, How They Couldn't Make The Soft Bulletin Again, Immortality, and Angry Beatles Fans

Feb 20, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

The Flaming Lips

Hurts So Good

Jul 08, 2013

Wayne Coyne tells a story about when his father died, years ago, and his mother wanted to remember him by playing their favorite Tony Bennett song at his funeral. For her, the song represented a treasured memorybeing 17 years old and falling in loveand she wanted to experience that one more time with her husband before was laid to rest. Coyne remembers reacting badly to her request. "I thought, 'Why would you want to play that? My God, that's just going to devastate us. Why the fuck would you want to play that?' But you have to play it. You want to play it, because if you don't, you don't get to relive any of that." More

A Decade of Indie: The Rise of the Outsiders

A Discussion with Geoff Barrow, Isaac Brock, Wayne Coyne, Bradford Cox, Black Francis, Scott Kannberg, Jason Lytle, Mac McCaughan, Colin Meloy, and Chris Walla

Nov 10, 2009

Though it's reputed to be the most widely spoken musical language in the world today, rock and roll was born on the margins. More


Reviews

Oczy Mlody

Oczy Mlody

Warner Bros.

Jan 13, 2017

Over the past half-decade, The Flaming Lips have given their less obliging fans reasonable cause to hold their breaths and approach new releases with a twinge of trepidation.  More

Heady Nuggs: 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997

Heady Nuggs: 20 Years After Clouds Taste Metallic 1994-1997

Warner Bros.

Dec 17, 2015

Among certain Flaming Lips fans, the apex of their early career is not The Soft Bulletin, but rather Clouds Taste Metallic, an album more or less showcasing a band in a state prior to transition. More

With a Little Help From My Fwends

With a Little Help From My Fwends

Warner Bros.

Nov 14, 2014

Anyone lamenting The Flaming Lips' later work as too experimental and inaccessible might find With a Little Help From My Fwends a refreshing detour. Not because it breaks from that trendit doesn'tbut because the safety of a classic Beatles record allows them to stretch their experimental legs while still producing a grounded experience. More

The Terror

The Terror

(WARNER BROS.)

Apr 11, 2013

Listeners who turn to The Flaming Lips looking for a good time, return now from whence you came. The music included on The Terror is as nightmarish as its name would suggest.  More

The Terror

The Terror

(WARNER BROS.)

Apr 11, 2013

"There’s a little spaceship/Hiding in the clouds/You want it to love you/Its peaceful voice is loud.” The opening line of The Terror could describe The Flaming Lips themselves as they prepare to land with an unsettling new mission. More

The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends

The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends

Warner Bros.

Jul 04, 2012

Is that Ke fondling Wayne Coyne's foot? It certainly is... The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends is a collaborative record that is perhaps the most surprising and surprisingly fun album The Flaming Lips have ever released. And that's saying a lot (because, come on, this is The Flaming Lips). 

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Off Festival 2010 Day Three Recap - The Flaming Lips, The Ravonettes,  and others

August 8th, 2010

Aug 11, 2010

The third day of a festival is always a bit tough. Sore feet, musical overload, sunburn—it’s a lot to take in. But then, there’s day three of the Off Festival—which proved to be an exception. And not just because I ended up in an orange jumpsuit by the end of the night. More

Embryonic

Embryonic

Warner Bros.

Oct 15, 2009

It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since The Flaming Lips released their genre-busting masterpiece The Soft Bulletin. That album changed the game for experimental independent musicians and helped pave the way for indie rock to come. These days The Flaming Lips are elder statesman in a much younger person's scene, but they continue to push boundaries with the best of them. More