The Flaming Lips have announced their 15th studio album, King’s Mouth, set for release on Record Store Day, April 13th. King’s Mouth is the follow up to band’s 2017 album, Oczy Mlody. The new album will feature 12 new tracks and the music will be connected by narration provided by The Clash’s Mick Jones.
The album parallels frontman Wayne Coyne’s 2015 art installation, also called King’s Mouth, where participants crawl into a large metallic head to experience a music-driven LED light spectacle. King’s Mouth will also be accompanied by a book, King’s Mouth: Immerse Heap Trip Fantasy Experience, which Coyne wrote and illustrated. The Flaming Lips will issue a limited run of 4,000 copies of the LP, which will be pressed on gold vinyl and will only be available at participating independent record stores. Another version of the album will be released globally in July.
Coyne shared his thoughts on the new project. He explains,
The King’s Mouth immersive/child-like qualities are born from the same spark and womb as The Flaming Lips live performances. The King’s Mouth adventure was made for humans of all sizes, ages, cultures, and religions.
The Flaming Lips currently only have two scheduled live performances, as the band will play Ogden, UT’s Ogden Amphitheater on July 18th, followed by a show at Prato, Italy’s Piazza Duomo on September 1st.
For ticketing and more information, head to The Flaming Lips’ website.