The Flaming Lips and Warner Bros. Records are pleased to announce the long-awaited release of The Terror, their thirteenth studio album, on April 2nd in the U.S., andApril 1stthrough Bella Union in Europe. The album was produced by the band’s long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann and THE FLAMING LIPS at Tarbox Road Studios. It is comprised of nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works, along with a more inward-looking lyrical perspective than one might expect – but then again, maybe not. It’s up to you, the listener, to decide what it means to you.
Wayne Coyne explains, “Why would we make this music that is The Terror – this bleak, disturbing record? I don’t really want to know the answer that I think is coming. Maybe this is the beginning of the answer.”
The Terror is a bold and expressive journey that has evolved over THE LIPS’ nearly 30-year tended garden of sonic delights that ebbs and flows with extraordinary splashes of darkness and light, pleasure and pain, chaos and order. As we’ve come to know THE FLAMING LIPS, the real beauty lies with the knowledge that to expect the unexpected is all part of the manic fun.
“Sun Blows Up Today” is also the music bed for a very cool TV commercial which also stars The Flaming Lips and will air during the Super Bowl on Feb 3rd. Additionally THE LIPS have also created a lyric video especially for this non-album Bonus track. We will announce further details when / where the video can be viewed exclusively in advance of its on-sale date very soon.
Track listing for The Terror:
Look…The Sun Is Rising
Be Free, A Way
Try To Explain
You Are Alone
Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die
Always There…In Our Hearts
Non-Album, Bonus Track – digital album ONLY:
Sun Blows Up Today
Confirmed Tour Dates:
Mar 29 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza Brazil
Apr 28 – Kansas City, MO – Missouri Sprint Center w/ The Black Keys
Apr 30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center w/ The Black Keys
May 2 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood w/ The Black Keys
May 3 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena w/ The Black Keys
May 20 – London, UK – Roundhouse
May 21 – London, UK – Roundhouse
June 14 – Hultsfred, Sweden – Hultsfred Festival
June 15 – Aarhus, Denmark – Northside Festival
More TBA soon.