The Flaming Lips have been one of the most predictably unpredictable outfits in music for nearly 30 years. This weekend, frontman Wayne Coyne will serve as ringmaster to a circus of psychedelic madness when the band performs outdoors at the Animoog Playground. Xpress caught up with Coyne to discuss his approach to the creative process, gummy skulls, the band’s new direction and much, much more. Also be sure to check out the feature story about the Flaming Lips in this week’s Xpress.
Coyne on small urban festivals, his thoughts and impressions of Moog Music and the band’s attempt at producing its own effects pedal:
Coyne on the logistics of recording a six-hour song, bucking the traditional, album-oriented release cycle and his approach to the creative process:
Coyne on presenting music in conceptual objects and the challenges of bringing wild ideas to life:
Coyne on creating one song with 12 separate tracks, a new phase for the band and why predictability isn’t always a bad thing: