“Connection to the British icon’s pioneering “Berlin period” might explain the song’s name, but it’s still a pretty unusual title—let’s … More
PsychExFutureHeart’s culmination to our Martian Christmases at the Zoo Countdown last week was a musical look back at the last year, of the first decade, in the twenty-first century… no easy task! Not only is music fragmenting, recombining and evolving at an unprecedented pace, so is how we access it and how it plays into our lives…even how we conceptualize what “music” is (as a product, as a service, as a personal experience, its social function, etc). With all this in mind, how can we make sense of this year in music?
12 Days of Martian Christmases at the Zoo Coutdown- Day 11
Psych Explorations of the Future Heart is counting down to New Year’s with twelve days of Martian Christmases at the zoo! Today we preview “The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon,” released exclusively on iTunes tomorrow… and to be performed by The Lips and Stardeath on New Year’s Eve at midnight.
Announcing a playlist celebrating and looking back at the first three years of the Flaming Lips’ annual March of 1000 Flaming Skeletons in Oklahoma City. Happy Halloween!
An alphabetic guide to help enthusiasts decide if they are Flaming Freaks… or just casual acquaintances. If you still need help deciding,with hours of awesome music and related sites.
“Psych Explorations of the Future Heart” is not just a name, it’s a mission statement. Likewise, “Enthusiasm for Life, Rock n’ Roll, Popular Culture and The Flaming Lips” is a battle call for the “fight of our lives”…because living in joy is largely an internal struggle of head and heart.
Psych Explorations of the Future Heart is dedicated to exploring, discussing and celebrating music and life using the heritage of rock n’ roll and the work of The Flaming Lips as doorways into a far-reaching variety of ideas. Details on the publications are still being worked out, so make sure to subscribe to the mailing list (e-mail addresses are kept confidential and WILL NOT BE USED for ANY purposes other than an occasional update on the publication or related web content, such as the upcoming database, Archives of the Future Heart; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “yeah, yeah, yeah!” to be added today) and spread the word to anyone you know who might be interested.
These musical artists are among the thousands besides The Flaming Lips whose work informs Psych Explorations of the Future Heart: Radiohead, The Beatles, Beck, The Pixies, Wilco, Pavement, The Pink Floyd, The White Stripes, Sonic Youth, Modest Mouse, Mercury Rev, Led Zeppelin, Neutral Milk Hotel, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Weezer, Bob Dylan, Ween, Super Furry Animals, Neil Young (and Crazy Horse), Animal Collective…
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the U.S. release of The Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin, the album that not-so-suddenly changed everything for the band. In the past decade its reputation has solidified to what only a few had instantly recognized it to be: not just one of the most imaginative, heartfelt and spirited albums of the ‘90s, but the sound and the shape of rock n’ roll to come. Likewise, since its release The Flaming Lips’ repute has gone from fringe freaks –typically dismissed as novelty one-hit wonders– to an unanticipated standing as one of the most creatively enduring, critically respected and consistently exciting groups of the past three decades… all while remaining fearless freaks.