There are some artists that will do interviews and do the obligatory national late television spot when promoting a new album. The Flaming Lips aren’t SOME ARTISTS. The proud writers of the national Oklahoma state song have been staying in headlines on a routine basis with Reddit, Ke$ha, babies and more.
Yesterday, Wayne Coyne conducted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) where he confirmed that Ke$ha and the Flaming Lips will be making an album together. Then last night on Letterman, Coyne held a baby doll for the duration of the performance of “Look…The Sun Is Rising” from the new Lips album, “The Terror.” The baby seems to reference the Lips and Bon Iver video that came out this week, that depicts an astronaut sacrificing a baby…
The Flaming Lips “Look…The Sun Is Rising live on David Letterman
The Flaming Lips & Bon Iver “Ashes In The Air”
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.