The seeds of Deap Lips were first planted years ago, when Deap Vally‘s Lindsey Troy & Julie Edwards each fell in love with the music of The Flaming Lips. “There are very few artists,” says Edwards, “who can offer the same experience on a decades-spanning deep dive.” In 2016, as Deap Vally were touring with Wolfmother, Wayne Coyne turned up at a show in Raleigh (Coyne was in town to visit with the creator of the World’s Largest Gummy Bear) and began hinting at a collaboration via Instagram. A plan was soon made for Deap Vally to travel to Oklahoma City to write and record at the Lips’ Pink Floor Studios – Coyne says they invited themselves and showed up with no songs – and over the next year recorded what would become Deap Lips.
“Steven [Drozd] and I quickly threw together a song and set about playing and tracking and singing and rewriting lyrics and before we knew it we, surprisingly, had a great, great track,” says Coyne. This became the first song and advance single from the album, “Home Thru Hell.” Coyne continues, “We’ve accidentally made a really great record .. but.. it’s not really a Deap Vally record and it’s not really a Flaming Lips record .. and so the group Deap Lips [is] born.”
“Cosmic, synth-driven… taking us on a journey along a dark and lonesome highway.” -Mxdwn
“A newly-minted supergroup… Deap Vally’s bombastic, sludgy rock sensibilities [are] softened a bit by Coyne and Drozd’s psychedelic tendencies, with Lindsey Troy’s enchanting voice taking center stage.” –SPIN
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