The Flaming Lips’ video for “The Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine” was released today on the internet – appearing first at prefix, … More
“Tonight, you will bear witness to music history amid a psychedelic and multi-media concert extravaganza, as the world-renowned alternative rock … More
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.
The Secret Show today isn’t just another gig or album release promo obligation, it’s the culmination of everything discussed above, from Switzerland to Conan. The Lips have used the status and connections they’ve earned since The Soft Bulletin and an understanding (as well as anyone can) of how the music industry and the internet currently works to develop throughout 2009 not just a sound or a modified aesthetic, but a sense of something “happening”…a thrill for enthusiasts of daring rock n’ roll. It’s not merely a matter of new songs, but that once again “blaring like a trumpet” their “potential has arrived” and these same phrases the “Happy Anniversary Soft Bulletin” blog used (from the lyrics of that album) to describe the larger significance of ten years ago apply today… but this time they have a sizeable fan-base to participate and observe as it unfolds.