Review: New Flaming Lips Album Is More Abstract Vision
2006 / Music

Review: New Flaming Lips Album Is More Abstract Vision

The Flaming Lips are in the catbird seat. They’ve won a Grammy, toured with Beck and have literally crowd-surfed while inside a giant plastic bubble at rock festivals around the world. But can their new album keep the band’s winning streak alive? Continue reading

Review: Flaming Lips Documentary Chronicles ‘Freaks’ Perseverance
2005 / Movie Reviews / Music

Review: Flaming Lips Documentary Chronicles ‘Freaks’ Perseverance

The Flaming Lips’ career is a story of artistic endurance. A new DVD, “The Fearless Freaks,” follows the psychedelic band’s 20-year, zig-zaging ascent from oddballs of the early ’80s hardcore punk scene to MTV-knighted, one-hit wonders to one of underground rock’s premier groups. Continue reading

Interview: Flaming Lips Succeed With Another Surprise
2002 / Interviews / Music

Interview: Flaming Lips Succeed With Another Surprise

The Flaming Lips have made a career of doing what’s not expected, and after years in the trenches, the Oklahoma trio is now getting the credit they deserve. Soundbytes talks with the Lips about their recent success, their penchant for perverse artistic choices, the mysteries of pop music, their preoccupation with people dressed as animals, and their upcoming tour as Beck’s backing band. Continue reading