Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Flaming Post

The Flaming Lips - Anything You Say Now, I Believe You by A Negative Narrative

The Flaming Lips have long been a favorite over here at Noise Verse Noise.  They represent what is great about music - dedication, unique vision, extremely positive nature, an intense love for being bizarre.  So I am very excited to see that they are coming to Boston! See the rest of the tour dates and a host of other Flaming Lips news after the jump!

First up is old news, but something I am definitely interested in hearing, a collaboration with Neon Indian.  That is the records cover above.  These two bands seem like natural pair.  Both have a love for positive energy and acid.  Unfortunately, the album can only be found in vinyl form in specific Dallas and Oklahoma City record stores.  Apparently, the Lips have also been collaborating with Prefuse 73 and Lightning Bolt.  I can imagine a Prefuse collab, but the Lightning Bolt will be very interesting.  

Next up is the rerelease of  the classic The Soft Bulletin.  I love that album and would love to see it played in its entirety.  They have also recorded a live version of it and are planing to release in a non-traditional format.  The choice of releasing it in a gummy skull that is strawberry and marijuana flavored, is not at all surprising.  Can't wait to hear what they have done with these tracks.

Last, but certainly not least, are the shows. The Lips playing the LA cemetery would be very cool. Seeing them play Dark Side of the Moon, would be even cooler. I am sure these shows have long since sold out. The rest of the tour with supporting acts are below.

Tour Dates:
05-13 Detroit, MI - Fillmore Detroit
05-14 Nelsonville, OH - Nelsonville Music Festival
05-15 Richmond, VA - The National
05-17 Charlotte, NC - Fillmore
05-18 Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
05-19-20 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle *
05-21 Gulf Shores, AL - The Hangout Festival
05-26 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival
05-29 George, WA - Sasquatch Festival *
06-04 Dublin, Ireland - Forbidden Fruit Festival
06-11 Santa Rosa, CA - Harmony Festival
06-14 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery *!
06-15 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Forever Cemetery ^!
06-17 Los Vegas, NV - Cosmopolitan/The Pool
06-24-26 Atlantic City, NJ - Dave Matthews Band Caravan
06-30 Cornwall, England - Eden Project
07-01 London, England - ATP *
07-02 Cheshire, England - Jodrell Bank Observatory
07-05 Ottawa, Ontario - Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
07-07 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom *!
07-08 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom !
07-09 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
07-10-11 Chicago, IL - Dave Matthews Band Caravan ^
07-27 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
07-28 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center #
07-29 Wantagh, NY - Nikon and Jones Beach #
07-31 Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Festival *
08-03 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheater ^
08-04 Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah’s Council Bluffs
08-05 Kansas City, KS - Kanrocksas
08-06 Tulsa, OK - Brady District Block Party
09-10 Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09-16 Telluride, CO - Telluride Blues & Brews Festival

* performing The Soft Bulletin
^ performing Dark Side of the Moon
# with Weezer and Yeasayer
! with Marnie Stern

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