The Flaming Lips to release dark new album ‘The Terror’ on April 1st.


The Flaming Lips have announced that their next album – their 13th – will showcase a darker side of a band that is so often aligned with glitter, rainbows and fun fun fun.

‘The Terror’ will be released via Bella Union on 1 April 2013 (yeah, April Fool’s Day), and followed by two London live dates at The Roundhouse on May 20th and 21st.

Of the record, Wayne Coyne says: “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 continues, “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.”