The Flaming Lips shall be celebrating 4/20 and Wayne Coyne’s new hashish model, Love Yer Mind, with an area bubble live performance at The Criterion in Oklahoma Metropolis on April 20. Along with the present and model announcement, the band has additionally shared a brand new music video for “At The Motion pictures On Qualludes,” which had been directed by Clark Duke.
“American Head, for me, is about nostalgia,” Duke mentioned in a press assertion. “For house, for childhood, for locations and occasions and instances you’ll always remember. I stumbled upon this misplaced, long-forgotten Super8 footage of my brother, Chandler, wandering the state of Arkansas circa 2005. Once I watch this eerie, silent movie, all I might take into consideration was… The primary time I heard American Head… the primary time I made a music video for a band. My favourite band.”
The blue-tinted footage options Duke’s brother wandering round, stumbling into acoustic performances and grandmothers clapping in time with the music. Driving round in a ‘70s Volkswagon van, The Flaming Lips creates a crooning soundtrack that matches the adventures of the younger hitchhiker. Carrying an outdated suitcase, he wanders down the freeway as he sticks up his thumb and walks by creeks, studying books by a hearth and infrequently being joined by a canine. Traversing by church buildings and graveyards, the sluggish observe highlights the retro Americana aesthetic. The observe itself contains whining guitar chords and psychedelic sounds, Coyne’s lyrics a tender whisper.
The efficiency on April 20 will see The Flaming Lips performing their album, American Head, in full for the primary time. Tickets for the present will go on sale March 26 at 10 a.m. CT. Coyne’s new hashish model, Love Yer Mind, may also launch on April 20, and shall be sponsoring the occasion. The model will function brain-shaped gummies that shall be available at varied Oklahoma dispensaries. The model’s identify references The Flaming Lips observe “Love Yer Mind,” which had been launched on their 1987 album OH MY GAWD.
The Flaming Lips have had a collection of profitable house bubble live shows over latest months. The band has managed to host quite a few dates for his or her house bubbles live shows, which have thus far all taken place at The Criterion in Oklahoma Metropolis. Whereas contained in the bubble, followers will not be required to put on masks and are given a towel to clear off condensation and an indication that indicators in the event that they need assistance leaving the bubble to go the lavatory, or if it’s “too scorching” they usually want recent air.
A check run of the house bubble live shows started in October, because the band shot a music video for his or her different American Head single, “Assassins of Youth.” Previous to that, in June, The Flaming Lips had carried out their single “Race for the Prize” with followers contained in the house bubbles for Stephen Colbert. They introduced a collection of house bubble “tour dates,” with tickets selling out in mere seconds. Resulting from rising COVID numbers, the band postponed their exhibits till March, adding a number of extra dates attributable to widespread demand.
Chatting with mxdwn in regards to the house bubble live shows, Coyne said, “I imply, the primary factor we targeted on was how can we make it secure. We all know the bubbles have this potential to be secure, however you continue to should be in a line exterior, you continue to should get within the bubble, you must get out of the bubble to go to the lavatory and all these sensible issues about it. So long as you’re within the bubble you’re secure, however how do you do all the opposite stuff?”