The Flaming Lips have set an April 2nd North American and April 1st European release date for their new studio album, The Terror.
The album was co-produced by the group and Dave Fridmann at Tarbox Road Studios. Wayne Coyne had his to say about the title, "Why would we make this music that is The Terror - this bleak, disturbing record? I don't really want to know the answer that I think is coming. Maybe this is the beginning of the answer."
"If we have love, give love and know love," Coyne says, "we are truly alive and if there is no love, there would be no life. The Terror, we know now, that even without love, life goes on...we just go on...There is no mercy killing."
In other news, a track that isn't on the album, "Sun Blows Up Today," and the band will be featured in a TV commercial that will air during the Super Bowl on Feb 3rd.
Track listing for The Terror:
Look...The Sun Is Rising
Be Free, A Way
Try To Explain
You Are Alone
Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die
Always There...In Our Hearts
Confirmed Tour Dates:
Mar 29 Sao Paulo, Brazil Lollapalooza Brazil
Apr 28 Kansas City, MO Missouri Sprint Center w/ The Black Keys
Apr 30 Pittsburgh, PA Consol Energy Center w/ The Black Keys
May 2 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood w/ The Black Keys
May 3 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena w/ The Black Keys
May 20 London, UK Roundhouse
May 21 London, UK Roundhouse
June 14 Hultsfred, Sweden Hultsfred Festival
June 15 Aarhus, Denmark Northside Festival
More TBA soon.