The Flaming Lips' American Head

2020-06-28 by Raul Stanciu STAFF | 36 Comments
The Flaming Lips will release a brand new album, entitled American Head on September 11. The vinyl version is due out on October 4. They have already revealed two new songs, which can be listened to below:

'My Religion Is You'


'Flowers of Neptune 6'



Regarding American Head, front man Wayne Coyne mentioned: "The music and songs that make up the American Head album are based in a feeling, a feeling that, I think, can only be expressed through music and songs. We were, while creating it, trying to NOT hear it as sounds... but to feel it. Mother's sacrifice, Father's intensity, Brother's insanity, Sister's rebellion...I can't quite put it into words."

Tracklist:
1. Will You Return / When You Come Down
2. Watching the Lightbugs Glow
3. Flowers Of Neptune 6
4. Dinosaurs On The Mountain
5. At The Movies On Quaaludes
6. Mother I've Taken LSD
7. Brother Eye
8. You n Me Sellin' Weed
9. Mother Please Don't Be Sad
10. When We Die When We're High
11. Assassins of Youth
12. God and the Policeman (Feat. Kacey Musgraves)
13. My Religion Is You

Tagged: The Flaming Lips

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Cormano
June 28th 2020
2376 Comments


ngl feels like I could use a new Lips record whatever it might be

neekafat
Contributing Reviewer
June 28th 2020
20594 Comments


9/11 huh?

Divaman
June 28th 2020
7090 Comments


Me too Cormano.

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
June 29th 2020
44319 Comments


keen for this, song titles are classic Flips

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insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
June 29th 2020
5274 Comments


I've been waiting for a return to their late 90s-early 00s stuff, although The Terror is really strong

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Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
June 29th 2020
44319 Comments


I don't think they could ever sound like Soft Bulletin/Yoshimi era Flips if they tried, too much has changed

personally much rather more Terror/Peace Sword stuff which pushes their sound a bit. those are two of my favourite releases by them lol, 2013 was a good year

insomniac15
Staff Reviewer
June 29th 2020
5274 Comments


I love those catchy, dreamy vibes of Soft Bulletin, if they could incorporate some of that with newer, more experimental stuff it should be great.

Darius The Imposter
June 29th 2020
22659 Comments


more like the flaming farts

Kompys2000
June 29th 2020
4961 Comments


Hopefully this continues the upward trend from King's Mouth, Flowers of Neptune was okay but nothing mindblowing

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Deathconscious
June 29th 2020
25502 Comments


Mmm, i like these singles.

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Ikarus14
June 29th 2020
1418 Comments


Cool. I haven't heard these guys in a while.

Kompys2000
June 30th 2020
4961 Comments


Y'know after a few more listens Flowers is starting to grow on me

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
June 30th 2020
15165 Comments


hyped

Eons
June 30th 2020
2872 Comments


I think this is pretty much classic FL, some of the melodies sound like they could be on the soft bullet in, song slike waiting for a superman, spider bite, etc. i hear that a lot in the Neptune song.

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DadKungFu
June 30th 2020
874 Comments


God this is tepid. King's Mouth was ok but this band is way past its prime.

Deathconscious
July 1st 2020
25502 Comments


past their prime, yes. but 7 Skies H3, The Terror, and Peace Sword all came out near the same time and theyre all really good. 7 years ago, i know. but i happen to think this is the best material ive heard from them since The Terror, so im hopeful.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
July 1st 2020
62584 Comments


how do people listen to this band without their testicles falling off and rolling away

Digging: Godfather Don - Beats, Bangers and Biscuits...

Lord(e)Po)))ts
July 1st 2020
62584 Comments


i tried to jam these songs and now one nut is covered in lint and the other one is somewhere under the couch

Deathconscious
July 1st 2020
25502 Comments


get it before the cat does.

DietMilk
July 1st 2020
58 Comments


I swear to god listening to this band is like having a fucking lobotomy in an elevator.

Eons
July 1st 2020
2872 Comments


yeah well dont fucking listen to them then, whiners

ArsMoriendi
July 1st 2020
31954 Comments


I only listened to the first one, but

When did The Flaming Lips start making flaccid adult contemporary music? I thought they were a quirky neo-psych band

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SCREAMorphine
July 1st 2020
1849 Comments


Love the singles, produced really well

Deathconscious
July 1st 2020
25502 Comments


@ars Its not much different from Yoshimi stuff, whatre you talking about.

ArsMoriendi
July 1st 2020
31954 Comments


I only know like 1 song on Yoshimi, but I guess that answers my question, it's 2002

Deathconscious
July 1st 2020
25502 Comments


i mean, you actually have Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space 3'd. stay away from my Flips.

ArsMoriendi
July 1st 2020
31954 Comments


Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space is a generally boring album with only occasionally interesting moments and I don't really care about what a guy with a 64% metal chart thinks about my taste, Mr. JesusHitler

Deathconscious
July 1st 2020
25502 Comments


I am offended.

Kompys2000
July 1st 2020
4961 Comments


Ars I recommend you listen to their 90s output before writing them off, I would imagine it's a lot more to your tastes than their stuff from The Soft Bulletin and onward

Kompys2000
July 1st 2020
4961 Comments


Like personally I adore a lot of stuff these guys have put out in their flower-power Brian-wilson-worship era but if you're looking for quirky neopsych (or really anything with some actual grit) they left that far behind in 1996 or so

ArsMoriendi
July 1st 2020
31954 Comments


Oh, I've enjoyed certain 90s songs of theirs, like Turn It On almost got me to listen to Transmissions from the Satelite Heart in the past.

I'm a fairly big fan of Mercury Rev's first 3 albums which is apparently in a similar vein to 90s Flips

SowingSeason
Moderator
July 2nd 2020
36283 Comments


I liked both of these, especially Neptune 6. Is that Kacey Musgraves I hear in the background?

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ciregno
July 2nd 2020
479 Comments


I really dig Neptune

Eons
July 3rd 2020
2872 Comments


flaming lips really aren't a psych band you must not be a fan they've made a lot of sort of melodic depressive stuff, which I love.

SowingSeason
Moderator
July 3rd 2020
36283 Comments


Haven't been able to stop playing Neptune, it's truly a superb track.

Eons
July 3rd 2020
2872 Comments


me too i love it the chorus is so sweet and emotive, really should listen to it a few more times, everyone, it grows on you, especially the chorus, reminds me of something off Yoshimi, like the song ''Ego tripping at the gates of hell''



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