Flaming Lips Preview New Song, Video On Myspace

Published: 2005-11-18
The Flaming Lips are looking forward to releasing their new album in almost four years. The record, entitled At War With The Mystics, will be released early next year and will be the band's first since 2002's commercial breakthrough, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.

And, though the record is not due for a few months yet, fans can already check out the video for "Mr. Ambulance Driver," the first single from the upcoming album, by visiting the Flaming Lips page on the Myspace website.

Frontman Wayne Coyne recently told the UK's XFM radio station that sessions were going well and on schedule to wrap up this month.

"I think we have one more session that we're going to try to do in November and probably do a couple more songs and see how it's all fitting together," said Coyne. "But we've had a couple of good runs (the) last couple of times we've been up at Dave's studio (i.e. Dave Fridmann, the band's usual producer). We've stumbled upon some nice production ideas and got lucky with a couple of songs and it seems like something's shaping out. We even forget how we made a song or why we made (it) and it's like, 'oh that's a good song, how did that happen?'"

"You don't really know when the good stuff is going to happen," he continued. "You just kind of have to be doing stuff and hope it turns out good and little by little. We kind of let some of it get out there and let people listen to it and we like getting some feedback. As ridiculous as that seems to go against the idea of an uncompromising artistic approach, you need some objective ideas to be thrown your way once in a while because you get so caught up in your own world."

At War With The Mystics is currently set for a Spring 2006 release.

Writer: Neil McDonald



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