THE FLAMING LIPS are pleased to announce the release of their long-awaited new studio album, entitled OCZY MLODY, on 13th January 2017 via Bella Union. Produced by the band and their long-time producer Dave Fridmann, the highly-anticipated LP is the follow-up to their globally acclaimed 2013 album, “The Terror”. The Lips have also shot a video for the album track “The Castle” which launches today. Filmed in Oklahoma City, the video is as emotionally affecting as the song itself.
Three-time Grammy-Award winners, THE FLAMING LIPS are one of the most enduring, influential, unpredictable, and universally respected bands of their generation or any other. Led by Wayne Coyne, they have been cited as the ultimate live attraction and life-affirming festival band who continue to dazzle audiences with their over-the-top, maximalist, high-energy onslaught on the senses. On OCZY MLODY, The Lips return to form with an album no less experimental in nature, but perhaps more melodically song-oriented, recalling the best parts of their most critically applauded albums THE SOFT BULLETIN and the gold-certified YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS.
OCZY MLODY will be released in several configurations: a 12-song CD, a 12-song digital version as well as a 12-song double-LP vinyl edition – pressed on coloured vinyl and an 11-song single-LP vinyl edition (both of which include a digital download card of all 12 songs on OCZY MLODY), There is also a 7” red vinyl single of the band’s cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” b/w “Jest (There Is)”.
Click here for a deeper inside view into the making of OCZY MLODY from Wayne himself.
Naturally THE FLAMING LIPS will tour the world in support of OCZY MLODY, including two UK shows in January:
Saturday 21st January – LONDON – Brixton Academy
Sunday 22nd January – MANCHESTER – Academy
Since releasing THE TERROR, The Lips have released “With A Little Help From My Fwends”, a star-studded track-for-track tribute to The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band that featured special guests My Morning Jacket, Miley Cyrus, Moby, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara, and many others. They also collaborated with Cyrus on her 23-track experimental album “Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz”. Miley Cyrus returns the favour by adding vocals to “We A Famly”, the final track from OCZY MLODY.
OCZY MLODY will be released 13th January on Bella Union (Warner Bros Records in the US). Album artwork, tracklisting and new Flaming Lips photo by George Salisbury below: