Entries in Wayne Coyne (7)


[News] The Flaming Lips To Use Blood From Neon Indian, Prefuse 73, Ke$ha, And Others For RSD Release Packaging

As we reported last week, The Flaming Lips are gearing up for some pretty cool releases for this year's Record Store Day. Today we have learned that the ever-eccentric band is going one step further and doing an extremely limited pressing of both head scratching and nausea-inducing proportions. NME is reporting that the band revealed that they will be using the blood of some of the contributors for The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends. Lead singer Wayne Coyne told MTV Hive, "What I'm going to try to do - and I'm collecting stuff for it as we speak - is I'm going to try to make a record that has every person's blood in the record. I don’t have everybody’s blood just yet, but I collected quite a few vials of blood and it’s actually sitting in my refrigerator as we speak..I’m going to try to take that same concept and put little bits of everybody’s blood in the middle of this record. Like a glass specimen thing.” While the band hasn't unveiled all of the contributors that he will be collecting specimen from, as Pitchfork points that Flaming Lips fan site Psych Explorations of the Future Heart are keeping tabs on possible blood donors which include Prefuse 73, Ke$ha, and Neon Indian.

If you're worried about whether or not your copy of The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends will be blood-ridden or not, according to Coyne there will probably only be five or six of the blood records made and will likely be bought by, "interested rich Flaming Lips people" as Coyne put it.

This is not the first time Coyne has used blood in the band's art. Remember the ACL posters he made with his own blood? I've gotta hand it to The Flaming Lips, while this blood vinyl deal grosses me out a bit, I'm not desensitized to the whole thing because they've done plenty of other crazy things before this.


[Listen] The Flaming Lips - "Now I Understand" Feat. Erykah Badu, Biz Markie and Siri

After teasing fans with a few short seconds of teh Bon Iver featuring Flaming Lips track,a full track has hit the web and this one features Erykah Badu, Biz Markie and everyone's virtual best friend, Siri. Regarding the track Wayne Coyne says:

Sound construction piece featuring Lips, Erykah Badu, Siri, and Biz Markie backwards. It’s called ‘Now I Understand’ It’s funny and will be available on SoundCloud for one week only!!! Life is beautiful. Music gets you high.

Music does get you high along with whatever else Wayne fancies putting into his body on any given day. This is a Lips track through and through. Wacky yet lovable. Check out "Now I Understand" below via CoS/Psych Explorations of the Future Heart


[News] The Flaming Lips Recording 6 Hour Song & You Could Be In It!

By now we're used to Wayne Coyne and the Flaming Lips throwing out some left field ideas when it comes to not just music but the way in which they release it. Yesterday another crazy idea came from the bands camp, word got out that they are planning on recording a they are recording a song that's six hours long. The reason for doing so is to benefit the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and the Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma. Pitchfork reports that fans can pay $100 to feature in the song and get their name slotted into the lyrics at some point in the 6 hour music marathon that is to be titled, "Found a Star on the Ground".

For more info or to donate to the cause jump on over here.


[Listen] Hear 3 New Songs From The Flaming Lips' Gummy Song Fetus 

Although, im loving all these new Flaming Lips' releases, they continue to get weirder and weirder. But how do you outdo yourself after releasing collaborations with Neon Indian & Prefuse 73, creating a poster from your own blood, performing in a cemetary and release music in a candy gummy skull? You release new music in a gummy fetus. Yes...a candy gummy fetus. I'd eat that though, yet it sounds a little fucked. But speaking of fucked sounds, check out the 3 new tunes from the Lips latest creation in the player below and get more info on the fetus at psychexfutureheart.

"Enthusiasm For Life Defeats Existential Fear Part 2"/"Steven's Moonbow"

"Squishy Glass"


[Watch] Flaming Lips Perform In A Cemetary

What else would you expect from Wayne Coyne at this point, we've had posters made from blood, Gummy Skulls, Gummy Vaginas and Gummy Fetus' it was next on the list right? Life given, then life taken away. At the top you can check out the Flaming Lips leading Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros  through a rendition of the track, "Do You Realize??". Props to TwentyFourBit for finding thsi footage. I did wonder what the hell Wayne was tweeting about in recent days on twitter about Graveyards etc. Now it all makes sense.


[Listen] Hear All 4 Songs From The Flaming Lips Collaborative EP With Prefuse 73

Yesterday frontman of The Flaming Lips and all round crazy guy Wayne Coyne took to his Twitter and said that a new collaboration with Prefuse 73 would be "coming out later today". Naturally it would hit the Internet hours later as any music these days seems to find its way online, whether it's a radio rip of a brand new track, whatever, today you can enjoy all 4 tracks from the EP.

Check out all 4 songs below courtesy of Psych Explorations of the Future Heart & CoS and may your Humpday be filled with glorious psychedelia. If you want to grab a vinyl PEotFH points out that Oklahoma City's Guestroom Records has some up for grabs. 

"The Super Moon Made Me Want to Pee"

"Heavy Star Moving…"

"Be Like That…That…That"

"Guillermo’s Bolero"


[Listen] Hear All 4 Songs From The Flaming Lips Gummi Skull USB

We know The Flaming Lips and Wayne Coyne aren't the kind of band to do things in the normal kind of way. remember when he made a poster from his own blood? Well yesterday Wayne announced that he'd personally delivered five Gummi skulls to Psych Explorations of the Future Heart at 4:20 and promised “hug and kiss all buyers“.

Inside these skulls were hidden USB's with a total of four new tracks inside! Eat a giant skull Gummi get new music? I like where this is going. The four tracks found inside the skull are entitled “Drug Chart”, “In Our Bodies Out of Our Heads”, “Walk With Me”, and “Hillary’s Time Machine Machine”. We have the tracks for you to listen to right kere on SKoA as chances are you weren't one of the people eating their way through a copius amount of Gummi yesterday. Although the munchies could of helped with it being 4/20.

Below you can listen to all four tracks. Check it all below and thanks to our buds CoS for the heads up on the tracks.

"Drug Chart"

"In Our Bodies, In Our Heads"

"Walk With Me"

"Hilary's Time Machine Machine"