Friday 25 January 2013, 12:31 | By

Flaming Lips to unleash terror (via new LP)

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That Wayne and his Flaming Lips are ‘unleashing’ ‘The Terror’ on April Fools Day, ‘The Terror’ being the name of their thirteenth studio LP. It’s a “darker-hued spectrum” of tracks than what they’ve done in the past – if that’s possible – and Coyne muses thus in its favour:

“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”.

Delving deeper, he adds: “We want, or wanted, to believe that without love we would disappear. 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”.

The Flaming Lips will play here twice towards promoting ‘The Terror’, at London’s Roundhouse on 20 and 21 May.

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