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Wednesday, January 1 2014

The Best Noise Rock of 2013

From unforeseen comebacks to heretofore unknown new acts, much of 2013's best noise-rock often came out of nowhere.


Monday, April 15 2013

Life Is Brutal and It's Not Always Sunshine: An Interview with the Flaming Lips

Now, with the release of the Flaming Lips' darkest record yet, Steven Drozd takes us through the creation of The Terror, its inspirations, and explains how the host of a children's TV show completely changed his life.


Thursday, January 26 2012

Different Flavored Skulls: An Intimate Chat with the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne

In speaking to PopMatters about the creation of the Flaming Lips' latest edible piece of insanity, frontman Wayne Coyne reveals how he turned mistakes into opportunities, gives much love to the major label he's signed to, and remains unshakably upbeat about what's next for one of the greatest bands working today.


Thursday, January 19 2012

The Hippie That Wasn’t: An Interview with Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips have spent the past year doing off-beat collaborations, releasing songs in skulls both Gummi and real, and creating songs that last up to 24 hours. In this extensive interview with PopMatters, frontman Wayne Coyne discusses all of this... as well as his peacocks.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.


The Innovators [29.Jul.08]

Reviews

Wednesday, June 18 2014

The Flaming Lips: 7 Skies H3

7 Skies H3, like the majority of The Flaming Lips albums, ‘beats to its own drum’.


Wednesday, December 4 2013

The Flaming Lips: Peace Sword

The title track will floor you: a stunning return to form for our favorite indie rock weirdos. The rest of this slapdash EP? Not so much.


Sunday, April 14 2013

The Flaming Lips: The Terror

For all the deeply personal nerve here, for all the isolation and tense swaths of troubling, beautiful sound, this honesty comes not from stepping out from behind a persona, but rather through twisting that persona into something darker, if still carefully constructed.


Thursday, May 3 2012

The Flaming Lips: The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends

Bon Iver sings about robot dogs. Nick Cave does a wicked Tom Waits impression. Erykah Badu covers Roberta Flack... in space. Even with its flaws, it's hard to think of a more memorable disc released this year than Heady Fwends.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

Primus + The Flaming Lips: 3 August 2011 - Morrison, CO

An uninspired cover set by The Flaming Lips followed an impressive set from Primus.


Blogs

Wednesday, April 17 2013

A Song for Boston: The Flaming Lips - "You Have to Be Joking"

On Monday, the Boston Marathon was bombed on the eve of 'The Terror's' release date. As I digested the news, the Lips' discography fresh in mind, I kept hearing "You Have to Be Joking"'s baffled head shakes.


Tuesday, August 14 2012

'Colbchella '012': Political Satirist as Music Curator

Airing on Comedy Central this week, StePhest Colbchella '012: RocktAugustFest featured four bands and managed to dodge the rain but production difficulties kept people aboard the USS Intrepid late.


Wednesday, March 28 2012

The Flaming Lips and Bon Iver Collaborate on a Song for a Record Store Day Release from the Lips

The Flaming Lips worked with a bevy of top-notch artists (see the track list after the jump) for their Record Store Day release The Flaming


Tuesday, July 26 2011

The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt - "I Want to Get High ..." (video)

In recent months, the Flaming Lips have released songs on a USB encased in a gummy fetus, recorded a cover version of The Dark Side


Wednesday, July 28 2010

The Flaming Lips: 26 July 2010 - New York

Delivered with the alacrity one has come to expect from the Flaming Lips, Monday night's Central Park Summerstage show was a perfect balance of grandiosity, sincerity and weirdness.


News

Tuesday, June 14 2011

Wayne Coyne & Flaming Lips Channel Their Inner Pink Floyd

You could say that in some ways the past has caught up with The Flaming Lips.


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