Flaming Lips, Phantogram, and a Flaccid Penis Star in 'You Lust' Video

Says YouTube commenter: "What the actual fuck."

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The Flaming Lips may have gone full doom for their Essential thirteenth album The Terror, but some things never change. Band mastermind and recent SPIN interview subject Wayne Coyne has maintained a long-running fascination with casual nudity and futuristic scenarios, two concepts that collide very strangely in a new video for the Phantogram-featuring "You Lust." The version above is a tight edit of the 13-minutes-long original (sadly, we miss out on that lengthy "drunk dial from the Close Encounters of the Third Kind spaceship") set to a bizarre experiment that involves a whole lot of uneasy nakedness. In one room, Coyne and Phantogram's Sarah Barthel (both clothed) lay on a bed with their heads within the receiving end of an unfamiliar device. In the second room, a naked man and woman are similarly positioned, with wires attached to all of their pleasure points while a gross pink frog flops around in the periphery.

The video debuted at Vice, who spoke to the Lips' Steven Drozd. "The nudity in the video isn’t glamorous or sexy," he says. "It’s very stark and disturbing. I think that’s a bold move. There are some shots when you go, 'That's an interesting angle to shoot a flaccid penis from.'" He also mentioned that a full-length version of the video may be in the works. Hold onto your wire-riddled butts.

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