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The Flaming Lips Turn in Unexpectedly Normal ‘Turning Violent’ Video

Aside from a few lights and a glittery woman, it's pretty straightforward

picture-22380-1373903912Dan Reilly // July 15, 2013

The Flaming Lips always strive for the unexpected, and now they’re back with another surprise: a music video for “Turning Violent” that, aside from what looks like a little glitter orgy and a wild light show, is pretty tame. Wayne Coyne and company perform the song from their latest LP, The Terror, in a pretty bare-bones setting, letting the music do the talking instead of, say, a psychedelic vagina.

On top of the video, it’s been a pretty eventful Monday for Coyne. The singer just announced he’s releasing his first comic book, a 40-page work called The Sun Is Sick. As he describes it, it’s a “full-color psychedelic fantasy in classic comic book form” that is not suitable for children. (There’s that psychedelic vagina!) It’ll be available this Wednesday, July 17, at San Diego’s Comic-Con, and on the Lips’ website starting July 22.

Wayne Coyne's the Sun Is Sick