Thursday, September 17, 2009
[pitchfork.com] Last week, we told you that the Flaming Lips would appear in all their splendor on "The Colbert Report". Last night, that meeting of the minds happened. Stephen Colbert interviewed frontman Wayne Coyne, needling him for the "downer" lyrics to "Do You Realize??" and offering such faux-conservative gems as: "It's sounds to me, when I listen to your music, like you're trying to expand my mind. And I don't change my mind for anyone." For his part, Coyne pulled off the Herculean feat of somehow coming across as sincere and affable on in the presence of Stephen Colbert.
After the interview, the band played a fiery, noised-up rendition of the new psych jam "Convinced of the Hex", from the Lips' forthcoming album Embryonic. You can watch the interview HERE and the performance HERE.
Now that the show's on the books, the Colbert Nation website is streaming Embryonic in its entirety. The album will remain on the site until next Monday. It isn't due in stores until October 13 via Warner Bros.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 4:49 PM