The Flaming Lips Find Sunshine on 'Is the Black at the End Good'

Hear the first song from their 'Ender's Game'-inspired EP 'Peace Sword'

The Flaming Lips 'Is The Black At The End Good' Stream
The Flaming Lips wonder "Is the Black at the End Good"? Photo by George Salisbury
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The Flaming Lips release their Peace Sword EP on October 29, but are streaming the first taste of the thing here. As aforementioned, Oklahoma's favorite freaky sons have written six songs inspired by Ender's Game — one composed specifically for the film, which hits theaters on November 1; and five also inspired by the book, which hit shelves in the year 1985. Following the digital release, the short-playing set will get a physical issue (CD and vinyl) in conjunction with Record Store Day's Back to Black Friday festivities on November 29. But you can now hear "Is the Black at the End Good," a cinematically titled song that rolls back the clouds found on The Terror for a little sunshine and space dust. As is Wayne Coyne's wont, the man sings of death and dark and pain, but flips those concepts on their head in order to go "anywhere that love is." Travel with him below:

Flaming Lips tour dates:

October 23 - Osaka, Japan @ Hatch
October 24 - Nagoya, Japan @ Club Diamond Hall
October 26 - Taipei, Taiwan @ Moonrise Kingdom Festival
October 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theater*
October 31 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*
November 1 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl*
November 10 - Ithaca, NY @ Cornell University
December 14 - Scottsdale, AZ @ True Music Festival
December 30 - Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen\

*with Tame Impala

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