When The Flaming Lips come to town on April 20 to open for The Black Keys, the Oklahoma City psych-rock band will have a new album out, and it sounds like a frightful one.
The band's 13th album, produced by long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann, is called "The Terror." The release from Warner Bros. describes it as "nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works."
Wayne Coyne said in a statement, "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 digital pre-order of The Terror will begin on Jan 29th, through the iTunes Store and other participating digital retailers. All pre-orders will include an Instant gratification, Non-Album, Bonus Track titled, "Sun Blows Up Today."
"Sun Blows Up Today" is also the music bed for a TV commercial which also stars The Flaming Lips and will air during the Super Bowl on Feb 3rd.
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