The Flaming Lips released a psychedelic new video for first single "The Castle," from their forthcoming LP Oczy Mlody. It marks the first new music from the Lips since linking up with Miley Cyrus for her Dead Petz project. The album's final track, "We a Famly," features Cyrus.
Singer Wayne Coyne described the 12-track Oczy Mlody as sounding like "Syd Barrett meets A$AP Rocky and they get trapped in a fairy tale from the future." The band promises that the album, due out in January, is more "melodically song-oriented" than 2014's The Terror and 2009's Embryonic.
In a series of videos, Wayne Coyne explained the meaning behind the album's Polish language title and the songs "Nigdy Nie (Never No)" and "Almost Home (Blisko Domu)."
"At first it appealed to us because it appeared to sound like a drug; it reminded us of oxycodone," Coyne said. "And then I think this initial appeal made us curious about what it could mean, and I believe when we looked it up, the very first thing we saw was that it meant 'eyes of the young'… We wouldn't like the title 'Eyes of the Young,' but we liked how these other jumbled words could mean that."
Oczy Mlody, produced by the Flaming Lips' longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann, is available to preorder now in a variety of formats – including a 7" of their "Space Oddity" cover backed by new track "Jest (There Is…)" – through the band's web store.
In addition to the new album, the Lips also announced a slate of March and April tour dates in support of the LP.
Oczy Mlody Track List
1. "Oczy Mlody"
3. "There Should Be Unicorns"
4. "Sunrise (Eyes of the Young)"
5. "Nigdy Nie (Never No)"
6. "Galaxy I Sink"
7. "One Night While Hunting For Faeries and Witches and Wizards To Kill"
8. "Do Glowy"
9. "Listening To The Frogs With Demon Eyes"
10. "The Castle"
11. "Almost Home (Blisko Domu)"
12. "We A Famly"
Flaming Lips Tour Dates
October 22 - Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona State Fair
November 19 - Miami Beach, FL @ House Of Creatives Festival
December 16 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion
March 3 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
March 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
March 5 & 6 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
March 8 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
March 9 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
March 13 - Toronto, ON @ Rebel Complex
March 14 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
March 29 - Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
March 30 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
March 31 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
April 2 - Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
April 3 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
April 4 - St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live