The Heart is a Drum Machine

Christopher Pomerenke’s documentary The Heart is a Drum Machine – featuring Wayne Coyne, Isaac Brock, Elijah Wood, (MGMT’s) Andrew VanWyngarden, (The Postal Service’s) Jimmy Tamborello, Janet Weiss (of Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks and formerly of Sleater-Kinney), John Frusciante, Juliette Lewis, (KCRW’s) Nic Harcourt, (Tool’s) Maynard James Keenan, among many others, including several scientists – was released on DVD March 9 and became available On Demand April 1.

Age of the Freak

“You can crush the flowers but you can’t stop the spring” The Flaming Lips, “Can’t Stop the Spring” (1987) Happy May … More

Psych Explorations of 2009

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?

The Flaming Alphabet

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.

Enthusiasm for Music

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 futureheart@ymail.com 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…