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Thursday
May162013

[Watch] The Flaming Lips visit Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

There's never a dull moment when that moment involves Wayne Coyne and last night was no different as he visited the studios of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. There with The Flaming Lips to perform Terror featuring track "Try to Explain", they also laid down a cover of David Bowie's "Heroes". Coyne was pretty much starkers for the performances. Before stripping off though he did seem to enjoy and entertaining game of pictionary with Fallon, Demi Lovato, and Julie Bowen. 

"Try To Explain" is above with the cover and pictionary shenanigans after the jump.

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Thursday
Apr042013

[Watch] The Flaming Lips - "Look...The Sun Is Rising" Live on Letterman

Last night if you follow us here at SKoA closely, you may have been aware that Kibbe was at the Ed Sullivan Theater helping Wayne Coyne with his Reddit AMA prior to the band hitting up Letterman. You can check out the interesting AMA over here if you missed it. Chances are if you missed that, you may have also missed their performance on Late Show with David Letterman so why not hit play on the video above to see Wayne and co perform "Look... The Sun Is Rising" which is taken from their forthcoming album The Terror. It comes complete with Wayne cradling a toy baby throughout the performance... yeah. Standard Flaming Lips, really.

That's not all the Flaming Lips goodness this week. Some of you may remember Coyne and co. teamed up with Bon Iver on a track for last year's The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. The collaboration, titled "Ashes In The Air", now has a video and it's as weird as you would expect. Check it out below.

Monday
Aug272012

[Watch] The Flaming Lips feat. Amanda Palmer - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (NSFW)

Remember when The Flaming Lips released the video for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" a couple of months ago? Remember how upset Erykah Badu was with the final edit? Well, following Erykah's objections, the video was taken down, but Wayne Coyne and co. have gone and recruited Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls and redone the NSFW video. Palmer is the naked subject this time around, as opposed to Badu's sister Nayrok, who previously fulfilled this role. Second time's the charm. Watch it above.

Friday
Aug172012

[Watch] The Flaming Lips Visit The Colbert Report

All week we've been enjoying highlights from StePhest Colbchella ’012 RocktAugustfest. We've been able to enjoy Grizzly Bear performing and having a chat with Stephen, yesterday we saw Santigold rocking the stage and last night, naturally, we got to enjoy The Flaming Lips strut their psychedelic stuff. The band performed "Ashes in the Air" from Heady Fwends, along with "Do You Realize" and "Drug Chart". As well as that the ever entertaining Colbert goes 180degrees with Wayne Coyne in a weird capsule to have a chat. Check it out at the top and after the jump courtesy of The Audio Perv.

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Friday
Jun222012

[Listen] The Flaming Lips and Ghostland Observatory - "Tasered and Maced"

The Flaming Lips will be re-issuing their Record Store Day release The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends on June 26th via Warner Bros. Records, and this time around the release will differ just a little bit from its RSD counterpart. In the rerelease, the Chris Martin-aided track "I Don't Want You to Die" has been replaced by an unreleased track featuring Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory. The song, titled "Tasered and Maced," sees Behrens unloading a series of stories about cops, tasering and macing, monsters, and kicking his friends in the testicles. Listen to it below (via TheFutureHeart).

Friday
Jun082012

[News] The Flaming Lips Unveil Details for Record-Breaking 24-Hour Tour

The Flaming Lips are no strangers at performing outlandish stunts and being all around ridiculous guys, but this time around they're going for a record breaking attempt. The band are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for Most Concerts in One Day later this month where they will play eight consecutive shows in three different states over the course of twenty-four hours. Last night, they revealed the details regarding the tour, including their specific route and who will be opening for them.

Kicking things off in Memphis, TN on June 27th at 7:30pm EST, The Flaming Lips will then carry on to perform in Clarksdale, MS, Oxford, MS, Jackson, MS, Hattiesburg, MS, Biloxi, MS, Baton Rouge, LA and finally New Orleans. The band will also be backed up by the likes of Neon Indian, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Grimes, and several others over the course of their record-breaking tour. Check out the full tour itinerary and details after the jump, with tickets now on sale. As well, the whole tour will be webcast live online as a part of MTV's O Music Awards.

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Friday
Jun012012

[Watch] The Flaming Lips & Erykah Badu – "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (NSFW)

The Flaming Lips' Record Store Day epic The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends featured a great collaborative effort with Erykah Badu titled "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," and today they've put forth the NSFW visuals for the track. The George Salisbury-directed clip features Badu's sister Nayrok naked and covered in blood and glitter. Watch it above.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends will be re-released digitally and on CD on June 26th via Warner Bros. Records.

UPDATE: The video has been taken down temporarily.

Monday
Apr232012

[Listen] Mastodon - "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton" (Flaming Lips Cover)

Last week we got to preview the awesome sounding release from Feist and Mastodon that they put out for Record Store Day. Speaking of, we hope you had an awesome day on Saturday and managed to get everything you wanted! As well as that release with Feist, Mastodon offered up a cover of The Flaming Lips' 1999 track "A Spoonful Weighs A Ton". Of course as with most things on tumblr that have a fan base, Mastodon have a Fuck Yeah site who, following RSD, posted up the track which can now be streamed below. We'll be throwing up more RSD releases throughout the morning so be prepared for some more awesome coming your way.