New Release: The Flaming Lips – King’s Mouth / All For The Life Of The City

Following its limited–edition vinyl–only release for Record Store Day, The Flaming Lips have today announced the worldwide release of King’s Mouth, their fifteenth studio album, on 19th July via Bella Union in the UK/Europe and Warner Bros in the US

The band have also shared a first track entitled “All For The Life Of The City”. Listen below…

King’s Mouth sees the iconoclastic outfit once again tread uncharted territory. These 12 new originals are threaded together by cinematic narration courtesy of The Clash’s Mick Jones. Additionally, the music parallels front man Wayne Coyne’s immersive art installation of the same name

Introduced in 2015, the installation has showcased its psychedelic visuals and soundscapes through North America in museums such as Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, NM, the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, the Pacific Northwest College of Art Portland, OR and Wayne’s own creative space, The Womb, in Oklahoma City, OK. A true handcrafted marvel, it consists of a giant metallic head that welcomes spectators inside. Once inside of the foam month, an LED lightshow begins in tandem with music from the album. Now, the record doubles as the sonic companion to the exhibit and allows fans to experience the aural side at any time

Further expanding this multi-faceted world and detailing a fascinating creation myth, the accompanying literary tome, King’s Mouth: Immerse Heap Trip Fantasy Experience tells the story of the King’s Mouth through words and visuals by Coyne, adds yet another dimension to the project, which ranks among the band’s most ambitious thus far

About the vision, Coyne wrote: “The King’s Mouth immersive/child-like qualities are born from the same spark and womb as The Flaming Lips live performances. The King’s Mouth adventure was made for humans of all sizes, ages, cultures, and religions”

The Flaming Lips will return to the UK for three headline shows in early September…

Thursday 5th September – EDINBURGH – Usher Hall
Friday 6th September – MANCHESTER – Academy
Saturday 7th September – LONDON – O2 Academy Brixton

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