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Concerts

The Flaming Lips plays the main stage at Sasquatch on Sunday night.

May 30, 2011 The venerable rockers play a charged rendition of their landmark album The Soft Bulletin.

May 28, 2011 The Gorge amphitheater outside Seattle is the backdrop to a long weekend of amazing music.

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June 12, 2010 Hear the band play Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety.

Studio Sessions

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May 15, 2006 The Flaming Lips have become the flagship band for modern psychedelic pop.

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Interviews & Profiles

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December 19, 2009 Front man Wayne Coyne discusses the new album, a very naked music video and an homage to Pink Floyd.

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August 15, 2009 Rock out and get a degree at the University of Central Oklahoma's Academy of Contemporary Music.

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April 13, 2006 Music journalist Ashley Kahn talks to members of The Flaming Lips about their music.

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April 12, 2006 Have these "purposely oddball" musicians from Oklahoma gone mainstream? Listen for yourself...

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October 19, 2010 All Songs Considered features listener stories on the music that got them through their teens.

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June 8, 2010 All Songs Considered looks at some of the bands performing at this year's festival.

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November 16, 2009 Our 50 most important recordings of the decade continues, from Kelly Clarkson to Jay-Z.

The Flaming Lips have one of the most infectiously fun yet truly surreal concert experiences.

October 6, 2009 The group has never stopped innovating. Hear Embryonic in its entirety, a week before its release.

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September 21, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: previews of some of the fall's most anticipated releases.

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May 15, 2006 Psychedlia meets funk in The Flaming Lips; A Pink Floyd cover from Ambulance LTD; Japan's imagin...

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October 28, 2002 Electric guitar great Charlie Christian; The unnatural sounds of Blip Hop; Reviving the Breton h...

News

Wayne Coyne on stage performing with The Flaming Lips at Sasquatch Music Festival Memorial Day weekend.

June 8, 2011 After a dismal 2010, how do you convince fans that concert tickets are still a good value?

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Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips performing live at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn.

December 23, 2010 The exuberant rock band will release new music every month and document the creative process.

May 19, 2009 Most had written off The Flaming Lips until the release of their innovative album The Soft Bulletin.

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Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Lorde, Mike Milosh of Rhye; middle row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Valerie June; bottom row: Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of The Blow, Earl Sweatshirt, Lou Reed.

December 4, 2013 All Songs Considered's wide-ranging discussion of the music that meant the most in 2013.

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Wayne Coyne (center) with the rest of The Flaming Lips.

April 9, 2013 Wayne Coyne: "I absolutely get up every day and think, 'let's make some cool music.'"

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All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a road trip to find the true spirit of the holiday season. Along the way they stop at the Silent Night Motel, where they meet Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Josh Ritter, and more.

December 19, 2013 Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a snowy road trip in search of the true spirit of the season.

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December 4, 2013 All Songs Considered's wide-ranging discussion of the music that meant the most in 2013.

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The Flaming Lips

October 23, 2013 The band's latest EP is inspired by the futuristic novel (and new film) Ender's Game.

For the first time ever, The Flaming Lips performed the 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in its entirety from start to finish, live from the Belmont in Austin, Texas.

April 25, 2013 Watch the band perform its beloved Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in concert, from start to finish.

The Flaming Lips' new album, The Terror, comes out April 16.

April 7, 2013 The Oklahoma band's 13th album sounds almost post-apocalyptic in its scabrous, searching bleakness.

Clockwise from upper left: Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Maria Schneider, Surfer Blood.

March 5, 2013 You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fall in love with some amazing new music, on All Songs Considered.

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Who wears purple furry boots to a rock show?

August 9, 2011 Pants, sunglasses, jewelry, hats, shoes... when you've seen live music, what have you left behind?

DJ Miguel Emmanuelli scratches a record at CD Connection in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., in 2008.

April 15, 2011 Saturday brings the fourth iteration of Record Store Day, which celebrates mom-and-pop record shops.

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November 20, 2008 When your job eventually pushes you to the breaking point, you're going to need some consolation.

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