After years of delays, Oklahoma-bred space-poppers the Flaming Lips are finally ready to celebrate Christmas on Mars, their long-awaited surrealist film, set to arrive on DVD October 28 via Warner Bros. The disc, also featuring band interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and outtakes, will be sold on its own, as well packaged with a CD of the band's original score, Billboard.com reports.
The epic odyssey, shot by the band in Oklahoma, portrays a group of colonists' first Christmas on -- you guessed it! -- Mars and had its world premiere this past May at Washington State's Sasquatch! Music Festival before screening in a limited number of cities. SPIN.com's William Goodman caught the world premiere and later spoke with Lips leader Wayne Coyne backstage. Below, watch Coyne gab about audiences' interpretations of the film, as well as Christmas' trippy props and visuals.
Wayne Coyne on Christmas on Mars
Christmas on Mars original score tracklist:
1. "Once Beyond Hopelessness"
2. "The Distance Between Mars And The Earth -- Part One"
3. "The Horrors of Isolation: The Celestial Dissolve, Triumphant Hallucination, Light Being Absorbed"
4. "In Excelsior Vaginalistic"
5. "Your Spaceship Comes From Within
6. "Suicide And Extraordinary Mistakes"
7. "The Distance Between Mars And The Earth -- Part Two"
8. "The Secret Of Immortality: This Strange Feeling, This Impossible World"
9. "The Gleaming Armament Of Marching Genitalia"
10. "The Distress Signals Of Celestial Objects"
11. "Space Bible With Volume Lumps"
12. "Once Beyond Hopelessness"