NME says The Flaming Lips’ King’s Mouth “finds the band more playful, cinematic and cohesive than they’ve been since “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.” The venerable publication giggles a bit at the concept album’s premise – “JK Rowling isn’t exactly quaking in her boots at the arrival of Wayne Coyne on the fantasy children’s story scene” – but argues that the LP’s story structure serves its content well. The site writes, “Recent Flaming Lips records have almost felt like radio-friendly floatation tanks – aimless limbos of psychedelic noise out of which drifts the occasional sci-fi melody, like a transcendental vision. Here, though, a child’s story is all it takes to tether the listener and give an arc and purpose to an album lighter than 2013’s The Terror and sharper than 2009’s Embryonic and 2017’s Oczy Mlody.” Check out the full review right here.
The Lips are hitting the festival circuit this fall, starting with a set at Riot Fest this weekend in Chicago. They’re reliably awesome, so see them if you can!
9/13 – Riot Fest Chicago – Chicago, IL
9/20 – Bourbon and Beyond Festival – Louisville, KY
10/10-13 – Desert Daze – Lake Perris, CA
11/8 – Levitation Fest at Stubb’s BBQ – Austin, TX