By now it seems logical that anyone who knows about The Flaming Lips realizes that they’re ahead of the curve. Whether it’s through their groundbreaking albums or their wild live sets, the band has always felt like they had the action before anyone’s reaction. With a new album American Head set for release in September, the band has released a new single “Dinosaurs On The Mountain” that shows their ahead of things songwriting. While the song is on par with their previous efforts, it’s the group’s video that should show you that they seemingly have a way for attendees to enjoy them live if and when we see that again.
With everyone in the video, the band and the attendees watching them perform in bubbles, the video is truly social distanced. The song opens with a myriad of sounds, melodic in nature and catchy in the stride. Wayne Coyne’s vocals come in and get met by drums and an acoustic to deliver all of the tone. There’s a calming sound to the track while still elevating the band’s overall sound. The rush of electronics that mix with the vocals is like nothing you’ve heard from them before and makes for a nice touch as well.
The video is watchable above or on YouTube. “Dinosaurs On The Mountain can be streamed on all streaming platforms. American Head is available for preorder directly from Warner Records before its September 11 release. The Flaming Lips are scheduled to appear at Playground Festival in Glasgow, UK July 31 through August 02 until August 20, 2021 at Psycho Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV. Their complete tour dates are accessible here. Due to COVID-19, some of these dates are subject to reschedule or change.
Image Credits: Photo by George Salisbury.