The Flaming Lips are holding a ‘Monster Mash Bash’ tomorrow night (October 29), featuring bands named Def Rain – described as “Trip Hop Versions Of Halloween Top 40” – and Sex Snobs acting as a tribute to Alice Cooper and the Butthole Surfers.
In anticipation of the event, Coyne has shared one of his mashups, featuring Tame Impala’s ‘New Person, Same Old Mistakes’ and A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q’s ‘Electric Body’. You can hear it below.
The band also released a music video for ‘The Castle’, marking the first new music from The Flaming Lips since their ‘Dead Petz’ collaboration with Miley Cyrus.
Frontman Wayne Coyne described ‘Oczy Mlody’ as sounding like “Syd Barrett meets A$AP Rocky and they get trapped in a fairy tale from the future.”
The Flaming Lips released a series of videos explaining the album, with Coyne describing the meaning behind the album’s Polish language title and the songs ‘Nigdy Nie (Never No’ and ‘Almost Home (Blisko Domu).’
“At first it appealed to us because it appeared to sound like a drug; it reminded us of oxycodone,” Coyne said. “And then I think this initial appeal made us curious about what it could mean, and I believe when we looked it up, the very first thing we saw was that it meant ‘eyes of the young’… We wouldn’t like the title ‘Eyes of the Young,’ but we liked how these other jumbled words could mean that.”
‘Oczy Mlody’ is produced by the Flaming Lips’ longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann and is set for release on January 13.