The Flaming Lips Push U.S. Release of New Album to 4/16
The Flaming Lips, THE TERROR
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THE TERROR by THE FLAMING LIPS has a new U.S. release date of April 16th (U.K release date remains April 1). As previously mentioned The Terror is THE LIPS' thirteenth studio album and was produced by long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann and THE FLAMING LIPS at Tarbox Road Studios. 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."
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.
THE TERROR will be available as a special Direct To Consumer, Limited-Edition Silver Vinyl double-LP set, housed in a two-pocket gatefold jacket with printed sleeves. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of "Sun Blows Up Today" and the digital album delivered on release date, April 16th. Suggested retail price is $35.98.
THE TERROR CD edition pre-order includes an instant download of "Sun Blows Up Today" and the digital album delivered on release date, April 16th. Suggested retail price is $10.98. Go to: http://store.flaminglips.com/ for pre-order details on both.
In other LIPS news, the band hosted two magic events at SXSW this past week, including a no-frills first-ever performance of YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS in its entirety live from The Warner Sound at The Belmont in Austin, TX. The intimacy of a small room packed to the bricks was the perfect setting to see the band up close performing some the songs from their certified gold album for the first time ever without any stage production made for special night. The show was filmed live by NPR. Details of when the show can be viewed will be announced shortly.
Even more impressive was the first-ever performance of THE TERROR in its entirety the following night at Auditorium Shores, which set an all-time attendance record for a show at that venue in the history of SXSW drawing in excess of 30,000 attendees. Jim James of My Morning Jacket (who opened the show) joined the band on-stage for a particularly moving version of "Do You Realize??". The Auditorium Shores show was broadcast live by Sirius/XM.
Track listing for The Terror:
Look...The Sun Is Rising
Be Free, A Way
Try To Explain
You Are Alone
Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die
Always There...In Our Hearts
Confirmed Tour dates:
Mar 29 Sao Paulo, Brazil Lollapalooza Brazil
April 3 NYC, NY The Late Show w/David Letterman
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 6 Isle Of Wight, UK Bestival
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