SOURCE: Warner Bros. Records

Warner Bros. Records

February 14, 2011 12:17 ET

THE FLAMING LIPS Release First New Music for 2011 Today

Revolutionary Digital-Only Symphonic Composition With Video Available On Valentine's Day; More Tour Dates Confirmed

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - February 14, 2011) -  THE FLAMING LIPS are pleased to announce the release of their first new music since their acclaimed albums, EMBRYONIC (released in October 2009) and "The Flaming Lips & Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins And Peaches Doing The Dark Side Of The Moon" (released in April 2010). The brand-new composition will take the form of a digital streaming "single," entitled "TWO BLOBS F**KING," and will be released appropriately enough today, Valentine's Day, February 14th, at noon PST only at: http://www.youtube.com/flaminglipsfree. This piece of music is conceptually, romantically, and scientifically just what one would come to expect from the world's most predictably unpredictable band. The intrepid Oklahoma-based artists have created a set of multiple tracks that, when combined with their melodic counterparts, will equate to the first-ever musical experience of its kind and, in this form, has never been done before.

"TWO BLOBS F**KING" will stream along with videos as 12 individual tracks that ultimately create one complete song, in much the same manner and concept as other past "audio experiments" conducted by THE LIPS, including the four-disc ZAIREEKA album (October 1997), which was intended to be listened to when played on multiple machines simultaneously.

You may also recall that, around the same time, THE FLAMING LIPS conducted a series of auto-audio "Parking Lot Experiments" around the country in which the band invited fans to secret locations utilizing 40 cars equipped with sound systems that were strategically arranged in patterns around a parking lot. Each car was assigned a cassette tape best suited to that car's position and stereo power. Once frontman Wayne Coyne instructed each car, by cassette number, to press play, the auto symphony began. The next logical step, "The Boombox Experiments," toured various cities around the world utilizing 101 boomboxes and cassettes, each with different pieces of music or sound effects. Wayne and guitarist Steven Drozd would "conduct" the controlled cacophony while bassist Michael Ivins would manipulate the PA with psychotic volume surges and panning effects.

2011's modern progression introduces the mobile experiment meant to be experienced and enjoyed in the most socially interactive way possible: "TWO BLOBS F**KING" was created specifically for iPhone-type devices. Imagine the lo-fi symphonic joy that you, along with family, friends, pets, and others, will create at the touch of a button. The more devices, the more harmonic possibilities can be constructed. You and your device, at one with the music, become the orchestra, just as the Gods of Technology naturally intended it to be. 

Instructions on how to enjoy this musical creation by THE FLAMING LIPS will be available at the site as well: http://www.youtube.com/flaminglipsfree.

A reminder: "HEADY NUGGS: THE FIRST 5 WARNER BROS. RECORDS 1992 - 2002," the five-vinyl-disc Box Set collection will be released on April 16th, otherwise known internationally as Record Store Day. Go to the LIPS' official store for details: www.flaminglips.com/store/featured.

Don't miss THE FLAMING LIPS on tour:

Thur Mar 3 Tibet House US Benefit / Carnegie Hall NYC
Sun Mar 6 Snow Ball Fest / Nottingham Park Avon, CO
Sun Apr 3 Lollapalooza Santiago, Chile
Fri May 13 The Fillmore Detroit Detroit, MI (on sale Feb 11)
Sat May 14 Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville, OH
Sun May 15 The National Richmond, VA
Tue May 17 TBA  
Wed May 18 TBA  
Thur May 19 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA (DATE CHANGE!)
(Special performance of "The Soft Bulletin" and more)   
Sat May 21 The Hangout Festival Gulf Shores, AL
Thu May 26 Primavera Festival Barcelona, Spain
Sun May 29 Sasquatch Festival / The Gorge George, WA (on sale Feb 12)
(Special performance of "The Soft Bulletin" and more)   
Fri July 1 All Tomorrow's Parties/Alexandra Palace London, UK  
(Special performance of "The Soft Bulletin" and more)   
Thur July 7 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL
Fri July 8 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL (on sale Feb 19)
(Both dates Special performance of "The Soft Bulletin" and more)    

More dates will be announced soon.

"TWO BLOBS F**KING" by THE FLAMING LIPS is available February 14th, just for you. 

...And there's plenty more where that came from. THE FLAMING LIPS have more in store in the months ahead. Stay connected to www.flaminglips.com

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