The Flaming Lips are set to release their new album 'The Terror' through Bella Union on April 1st.
The Flaming Lips have taken a veer into the left field. 2009's 'Embryonic' saw the band return to their psych roots, while last year's 'Heavy Fwends...' work was a dense, difficult collage of collaboration and team work.
Now the group have completed work on a new studio album. 'The Terror' will be released on April 1st, with Bella Union ushering the record into the waiting world.
Produced by long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann, the material was constructed at Tarbox Road Studios. A forbidding title, 'The Terror' seemingly masks the difficult material contained therein.
A quote from Wayne Coyne: “Why would we make this music that is The Terror – this bleak, disturbing record…?? I don't really want to know the answer that I think is coming: that WE were hopeless, WE were disturbed and, I think, accepting that some things are hopeless... or letting hope in one area die so that hope can start to live in another?? Maybe this is the beginning of the answer.”
“We want, or wanted, to believe that without love we would disappear”, Coyne continued, “that love, somehow, would save us that, yeah, if we have love, give love and know love, we are truly alive and if there is no love, there would be no life. The Terror is, we know now, that even without love, life goes on... we just go on… there is no mercy killing.”
Set to be released on April 1st, 'The Terror' will come accompanied by a pair of London shows. Details are as follows:
20 London Roundhouse
21 London Roundhouse