the flaming lips

The 50 Best Alt-Rock Love Songs

Not all love songs are romantic. Not all love songs are even happy. It all depends on your definition of the term. For…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2021

The 30 Best Albums of 2020

After a deluge of canceled or delayed tours, drive-in experiments, Bandcamp Fridays and bedroom livestreams, we're finally here. Yay? It's hard…
SPIN Staff / December 10, 2020

The Flaming Lips Perform ‘God and the Policeman’ From Their Trademark Space Bubbles For Fallon

The Flaming Lips stepped back inside their trademark space bubbles Friday night for another socially distanced performance, this time for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Katrina Nattress / September 12, 2020

The Flaming Lips Share ‘God and the Policeman’ Video

The Flaming Lips' American Head is out now and to celebrate it, they dropped a new video for "God and the Policeman." Directed…
Emily Tan / September 11, 2020

Brann Dailor on Mastodon Facing the Music, Their Big Anniversary

While you’ll have to wait at least another year for the new Mastodon album, the Atlanta-based hard-rock/prog quartet have assembled a collection of rarities that…
Drew Fortune / September 10, 2020

The Flaming Lips Share New Video for ‘Will You Return/When You Come Down’

The Flaming Lips have managed to be quite productive recently despite being in quarantine for most of the year. With their new album coming out…
SPIN Staff / August 14, 2020

The Flaming Lips Share ‘You N’ Me Sellin’ Weed’ Video

Even though we're being encouraged not to be so close to each other these days due to the pandemic, the Flaming Lips' latest video for…
Emily Tan / July 24, 2020

The Flaming Lips Go Back Into Their Bubbles in ‘Dinosaurs on the Mountain’ Video

A few weeks ago, the Flaming Lips performed in their trademark bubbles during a taped performance for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The group head…
Daniel Kohn / July 10, 2020

The Flaming Lips Announce New Album American Head, Share New Single

A few weeks after releasing "Flowers of Neptune 6," which features guest vocals from Kacey Musgraves, the Flaming Lips have announced their 21st studio album. Titled American…
Daniel Kohn / June 26, 2020

The Flaming Lips Show Everyone How to Do a Socially Distant Concert on Late Show

For years, Wayne Coyne has been known for performing in a lifesized clear bubbly during the Flaming Lips shows. But who would have thought that…
Emily Tan / June 11, 2020

Watch the Flaming Lips Honor Daniel Johnston With “True Love Will Find You in the End” Cover

The Flaming Lips paid tribute to Daniel Johnston during their concert last night at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut after news broke…
Tosten Burks / September 12, 2019

The Flaming Lips’ “Giant Baby” Video Features Fred Armisen as a Late-Night Host

The Flaming Lips' latest album, King's Mouth: Music and Songs, dropped earlier this year as a Record Store Day exclusive featuring some of their strongest material…
Rob Arcand / August 30, 2019

Stream the Flaming Lips’ New Album King’s Mouth: Music and Songs

The Flaming Lips released 4,000 gilded copies of their new album King's Mouth: Music and Songs on vinyl for this year's Record Store Day, and…
Rob Arcand / July 19, 2019

Blue’s Clues Host Steve Burns on How the Flaming Lips Changed His Life

This story originally appeared in SPIN’s February 2004 issue. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Flaming Lips' 1999 album The Soft Bulletin, we’re republishing it here.
Chris Norris / June 22, 2019

Watch Kacey Musgraves Cover The Flaming Lips at Bonnaroo

Kacey Musgraves performed at Bonnaroo this weekend. In a set that otherwise consisted of originals, mostly from her Grammy-winning 2018 album Golden Hour, the pop-country…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 17, 2019
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