Soft Starry-Eyed Sagas – New LP ‘AMERICAN HEAD’ By THE FLAMING LIPS Out Today!

11 September 2020

Band: THE FLAMING LIPS
Album: AMERICAN HEAD – 16th LP
Released: 9/11 – 2020

NME review: “Frontman Wayne Coyne and his band of merry pranksters take a trip down memory lane, exploring tales of adolescence through their psych-smeared prism. Coming in
hot off the back of the colossal mind-bending fever dream that was 2019’s ‘King’s Mouth’, The Flaming Lips have crash-landed back to frontman Wayne Coyne’s childhood town of Oklahoma city. Their 16th album, a quasi-concept record, loosely documents his teenage years. ‘American Head’ takes listeners on a walk down memory lane, Coyne’s own personal Americana viewed through a dreamy, nostalgic haze of friends, family and biker gangs (Wayne Coyne’s childhood was not like yours and mine)… Rather than using their fantastical bubble of sound to transport listeners into distant galaxies, as they have done so many times before, the band here float softly above Oklahoma city, where Coyne sits up front, quietly contemplating beauty and childhood.

‘American Head’ is a soft, reflective moment of taking in and appreciating the vista once the trip has worn off – when king’s heads and evil pink robots have melted away – and the dust has settled.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Quote: “I want people to be ecstatic but to cry at the same time.Wayne Coyne

Key line: ‘Contender for album of the year.” Turn Up The Volume!

Singles: Mother Please Dont Be Sad / Flowers Of Neptune 5 / My Religion Is You / Dinosaurs On The Mountain / You ‘N’ Me Sellin’ Weed / Will You Return – When You Come Down

– FLOWERS OF NEPTUNE 6 –

– MY RELIGION IS YOU –

– DINOSAURS ON THE MOUNTAIN –

– YOU N ME SELLIN’ WEED –

– WILL YOU RETURN / WHEN YOU COME DOWN –

Full album…

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Melancholic Symphony – THE FLAMING LIPS Drop Another New Track From Their Upcoming LP

New sonic impulses…

29 August 2020

The surreal fairy tale daydreamers THE FLAMING LIPS launch their new album American Head on 9/11. With the five tracks (watch/listen below) we already heard it sounds like The Lips will spoil us with one of their most affecting works ever. A sort of moody masterpiece.

And this sixth new song, titled MOTHER PLEASE DON’T BE SAD follows in the sonic footsteps of the other five tracks. A melodramatic and melancholic symphony.

“Mother please don’t be sad/ I didn’t mean to die tonight / But those robbers were so fast/
Their guns and their anger comes and I lost the fight.”

Watch/listen here…

The previous 5 tracks…

– FLOWERS OF NEPTUNE 6 –

– MY RELIGION IS YOU –

– DINOSAURS ON THE MOUNTAIN –

– YOU N ME SELLIN’ WEED –

– WILL YOU RETURN / WHEN YOU COME DOWN –

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New album AMERICAN HEAD out 9/11

Magical Dope – THE FLAMING LIPS Share New Track ‘YOU N’ ME SELLIN’ WEED’ From Upcoming LP

New sonic impulses…

25 July 2020

High-flying space pop rockers THE FLAMING LIPS will share their 16th longplayer AMERICAN HEAD with the world on 9/11. So far, the band let us hear three cuts:
‘Flowers Of Neptune 6’, ‘My Religion Is You’ and ‘Dinosaurs On The Mountain’.

And here’s another new one called YOU N’ ME SELLIN’ WEED. Magical dope it is.
An affecting slow/fast/slow pearl floating eight miles high. Orchestral melancholia.

Here we go…

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New album AMERICAN HEAD out 9/11

(photo on top TUTV!)

THE FLAMING LIPS Release Sixteenth Album ‘AMERICAN HEAD’ On 9/11

28 June 2020

Surreal fairy tale rockers THE FLAMING LIPS have their 16th longplayer AMERICAN HEAD waiting in the pipeline to be released on 9/11. Last month we got the first single, sensitive diamond FlowersOf Neptune 6 .

Here’s a second piece, entitled MY RELIGION IS YOU. A familiar
sounding, emotive ballad. Tender, intimate and romantic.

Watch/listen here…

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(photo by TUTV – Flamings concert Amsterdam 2018)