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Read First Listen: The Flaming Lips, 'Embryonic'

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

Read Fall Music Preview

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


Listen A Real-Life School Of Rock

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


Read Old Music Tuesday: The Flaming Lips' 'The Soft Bulletin' Is Ten Years Old

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

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Read Tell Off Your Boss: Songs For Quitting Time KUT

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

Listen The Flaming Lips, a Slow-Growing Phenomenon WXPN

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


Listen The Flaming Lips, Furry Lewis, Tom Brosseau

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


Listen Flaming Lips Stay True and Reach Out with 'Mystics'

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


Listen Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips 'At War'

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


Listen Tegan and Sara, Charlie Christian, The Flaming Lips

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

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