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Published: 2013/03/20

The Flaming Lips Change The Terror Release Date, Perform Yoshimi

The Flaming Lips have pushed the release date for their next studio album The Terror from April 1 to April 16. As previously reported, The Terror was produced by longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann and the members of The Flaming Lips at Tarbox Road Studios. Multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd considers the music they’ve created on this album as “a mood that might possibly suggest elements of Popol Vuh, Silver Apples, and Suicide.”

Wayne Coyne explains in a statement, “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.”

The Flaming Lips played two very different events at Austin’s SXSW music conference last week. On Thursday, they performed Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in its entirety for the first time at The Belmont. The show was filmed live by NPR. Details of when the show can be viewed will be announced shortly.

In addition, they performed The Terror in its entirety the following night at Auditorium Shores, which set an all-time attendance record for a show at that venue in the history of SXSW drawing in excess of 30,000 attendees. Opening act Jim James joined the band on-stage for “Do You Realize??”. The Auditorium Shores show was broadcast live by Sirius/XM.

The Flaming Lips will perform at Sao Paulo, Brazil’s Lollapalooza Brazil on March 29. They will also appear on
The Late Show with David Letterman on April 3.

Comments

There are 31 comments associated with this post

me March 21, 2013, 16:28:43

@James… you’re right, I lost my head when I first read the ridiculous posts… I’m not perfect, should have tried better… but, to see someone come across as so grandiose when a simple email to jambands by clicking on “Contact Us” would have sufficed… it’s pathetic when people act like this was some sort of big deal when it simply wasn’t… I guarantee you more people now know of Andrew than did before this BS occurred… he should be thanking jambands just as they should be acknowledging his work… still I went overboard… my apologies… Peace!

James March 21, 2013, 16:02:46

@me did you even read what you wrote your kinda stupid…“then treat people the way you’d like them to do to you” is what you said…“STFU you fucking pricks…” contradicting yourself maybe. Alright i’m done, lets just all be friends here!

Andrew Pawley March 20, 2013, 19:35:52

Hey Man, I spent hours making that artwork. I don’t mind sharing but people should ask first.

Tito Santana March 20, 2013, 19:55:51

To everyone to comment above me. I ask that you take a moment and seriously consider ending your life. This is a music website promoting a new album. Fuck you Andrew Pawley. You are a hack and your artwork fucking sucks.

PancakesMcFunk March 20, 2013, 21:11:20

Here’s the deal. Stealing is for lazy, uncaring, and ignorant people and pirates. Last time I checked even if a pirate politely ASKED Mr. Pawley for permission to used some of his beautiful creations he’d gladly share with them. Anyone who disagrees or can’t understand this simple exchange of good manners needs to go home or walk the plank or whatever… in the words of Wayne Coyness, “just be a nice person”

PancakesMcFunk March 20, 2013, 21:42:05

Here’s the deal. Stealing is for lazy, uncaring, and ignorant people and pirates. Last time I checked even if a pirate politely ASKED Mr. Pawley for permission to used some of his beautiful creations he’d gladly share with them. Anyone who disagrees or can’t understand this simple exchange of good manners needs to go home or walk the plank or whatever…

This is why people hate jambands March 20, 2013, 21:54:23

Tito this is not promoting an album but a music website promoting itself by copying other people’s work for their profit. Me has a point that there may not be malicious intent but how they went about it is lazy and selfish. And I see no reason to believe they care about the success of The Terror when they didn’t write about it, or even copy others text in a timely matter with credits. I don’t even see the standard pre-order link that was on most other sites when they posted the same details and more days ago. Whoever Andrew is, why people reacted so strongly, or how good his artwork is or isn’t I don’t see why Tito would call an artist a hack for being ripped off. Clearly jambands.com was in the wrong and this pissed people off. The body text is taken too without credit. Aren’t jambands.com the hacks for taking from others without linking sources, Tito? Reminds of the twisted thinking that defends those football creeps who raped that girl in Ohio.

This is why people hate jambands March 20, 2013, 21:54:47

Tito this is not promoting an album but a music website promoting itself by copying other people’s work for their profit. Me has a point that there may not be malicious intent but how they went about it is lazy and selfish. And I see no reason to believe they care about the success of The Terror when they didn’t write about it, or even copy others text in a timely matter with credits. I don’t even see the standard pre-order link that was on most other sites when they posted the same details and more days ago. Whoever Andrew is, why people reacted so strongly, or how good his artwork is or isn’t I don’t see why Tito would call an artist a hack for being ripped off. Clearly jambands.com was in the wrong and this pissed people off. The body text is taken too without credit. Aren’t jambands.com the hacks for taking from others without linking sources, Tito? Reminds of the twisted thinking that defends those football creeps who raped that girl in Ohio.

This is why people hate jambands March 20, 2013, 21:55:21

Tito this is not promoting an album but a music website promoting itself by copying other people’s work for their profit. Me has a point that there may not be malicious intent but how they went about it is lazy and selfish. And I see no reason to believe they care about the success of The Terror when they didn’t write about it, or even copy others text in a timely matter with credits. I don’t even see the standard pre-order link that was on most other sites when they posted the same details and more days ago. Whoever Andrew is, why people reacted so strongly, or how good his artwork is or isn’t I don’t see why Tito would call an artist a hack for being ripped off. Clearly jambands.com was in the wrong and this pissed people off. The body text is taken too without credit. Aren’t jambands.com the hacks for taking from others without linking sources, Tito? Reminds of the twisted thinking that defends those football creeps who raped that girl in Ohio.

Mary March 20, 2013, 23:02:59

every article I’ve ever read here that isn’t about Phish the Dead et al seems copied. I never see credits, links or even authors names. no credibility. this time they posted artwork without credits as well, then changed it to cover their tracks still not crediting or apologizing. glad he’s at least credited in the comments. it’s not easy getting work as an artist these days. we don’t need sites like this making it harder. too bad sites like jamband.com don’t hire artists or help them in some other way. why dont they hire this guy if they like his art. they don’t even link sources. no integrity in their posts.

Jeremy March 21, 2013, 00:45:16

This is basically a news website. Whether or not their information is copy-and-pasted they aren’t claiming the album artwork is their own. They are simply reporting on the album. When the album artwork was used by the Flaming Lips, it was essentially given to the public. Posting on the Flaming Lips public website also gives it to the public. They don’t have to give him credit, the Lips already did.

ghsdlgshkl March 21, 2013, 10:13:12

It’s the fucking album art what’s the big deal. The Lips suck anyway

GratefulJO March 21, 2013, 10:15:42

This site is giving free advertising for the artwork and the band! U people are lucky this site even includes your stuff. Quit bitching and be thankful that they are promoting your crap!

RebelINS00 March 21, 2013, 10:25:00

Did/Do any of you ever ask permission to steal music off of Napster, Limewire, Waffles, WhatCD or any of the other things all of you have most likely stolen music from? Have any of you ever burned a CD without paying or without the artists permission? This is a MUSIC website and all who complain are likely as guilty as those who posted this image because of the music they stole. Just saying.

me March 21, 2013, 10:36:15

@James and all the others who are whining about the artwork being used… FIRST... if you have an issue with a website, do you think complaining about it on the comment board is the way to handle it? Second, ask yourself “was this done maliciously?”... and if you answer anything but “NO” then you are a fool… the picture was at the heading of the article and in no way used to bait anyone to the article or website… THIRD and IMO most important… is that Andrew comes on here repeatedly pointing out he is the artist of said work… If he wants to bitch about being paid, perhaps he could work out an arrangement where he pays for the free advertisement that bitching on Jambands website commentboard has given him. If it were truly all principle, then he would have handled his business privately In the future, if you have a problem with something, handle it on a personal level, go public only if things are not resolved privately… Let’s remember, artists should be properly compensated and credited, but when something occurs out of error that is not malicious, then treat people the way you’d like them to do to you…

iwanchuto bephree March 21, 2013, 12:38:06

Stealing is for lazy, no-talent, a—holes and that is exactly what this blog does almost daily to artist all over the world…and they finally stole from the wrong guy this time. The “We Don’t Control the Controls” illustration this post uses WITHOUT CREDIT (at the top of the page) is by the amazing artist, mr Andrew Pawley. If you would like to see more of his beautiful artwork, check it out at https://www.facebook.com/andrewpawleyillustration. Andrew is also creating a cosmic comic series inspired by Flaming Lips lyrics. New chapters are being released every few weeks at http://thefutureheart.com. “i mean, good manners don’t cost nothin’ do they?”-next time you guyz like some art work and wanna use it for something, just TRY this, ASK THE ARTIST BEFORE YOU USE IT!!!-Andrew would have more than likely given his permission if you would have only taken 5 minutes to ask him…now you look like an lazy, no-account, idiot here. so in the future, just consider being a nice person eh? thank you….

Nick March 21, 2013, 13:05:22

How low do you have to go? Stealing someone else’s work that they took THEIR time to do is completely selfish and discredits this entire article. Take it down.

AndrewPawleyisaWHINEYHACKandaTROLL March 21, 2013, 13:14:47

It is obvious some of the comments complaining about the artwork are by the same person signing in with different names. How lame is that. What a troll. It’s common to take pictures from a website to reference the band. It’s already on the Lips website. How is it stealing you whiney little boy? Go home and do better. Grow up while you’re at it.

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Future Heart March 20, 2013, 18:24:42

The “We Don’t Control the Controls” illustration this post uses without credit (at the top of the page) is by Andrew Pawley. Check out his artwork at https://www.facebook.com/andrewpawleyillustration. Andrew is also creating a cosmic comic series inspired by Flaming Lips lyrics. New chapters are being released every few weeks at http://thefutureheart.com. Also, what’s the point of quoting Steven if you don’t cite where or when he said what you claim he said? And why is this post almost the exact same as this one: http://mvremix.com/rock_blogs/2013/03/the-flaming-lips-the-terror-has-a-new-u-s-release-date-april-16/? Pee-wee says Conky’s word of the day is “credibility.”

Future Heart March 20, 2013, 18:53:22

Oh…now I see why the two posts are the same…and why Steven’s quote isn’t credited —- jamband’s post is copy and pasted virtually verbatim from today’s WB press release.

Andrew pawley March 20, 2013, 19:01:22

You do not have permission to use my artwork on this website. Please remove immediately. This personal artwork was created by me and posted on the flaming lips website to share with the community, not for to steal. It is not an official lips illustration and as such should not be treated as promotional material. If you wish to continue using it plea contact me to make suitable arrangements. I look forward to you taking action on this matter.
Andrew Pawley

Matt Owen March 20, 2013, 19:12:15

Unfortunately, I’m afraid you don’t have the permission to use the wonderful artwork that Andrew Pawley has worked so hard to create. Perhaps you should steal someone else’s artwork. Your illegal use has completely discredited your entire article.

Kelsey Schnitzmeier March 20, 2013, 19:13:53

It is incredibly disrespectful to use an artist’s work without permission or giving them credit. Take it down.

Moonchild March 20, 2013, 19:14:11

Stealing ain’t cool! Fuck you very much unoriginal blog writer!!!!!!!!!

Steve Heydweiller March 20, 2013, 19:16:24

Stop using work that you don’t have permission to use! You should have at least given him credit if you didn’t want to take the time to get permission.

Fuck You Jambands.com March 20, 2013, 19:17:36

Andrew has more talent than every half-wit writer that works for this shitty blog (stealing people’s article and images without credit) combined. Fuck you

cj March 20, 2013, 19:18:14

Hey ask for permission to use art work…and give credit to the artist…do your homework!!

cj March 20, 2013, 19:19:23

Hey ask for permission to use art work…and give credit to the artist…do your homework!!

me March 20, 2013, 19:28:11

Boo fucking hoo… STFU you fucking pricks… we have an idea of the artist who did the artwork now that you’ve attacked the site… It’s not like they had some malicious intent or used it to draw people to the article… I respect artists and their rights… until they turn a mole hill into a mountain… Cool artwork, but douchebag reaction…. and, no, I have no personal connection to this site other than its a place I choose to go to find some music related info… which is how I ended up reading the article… absolutely ZERO to do with the artwork…

James March 20, 2013, 19:35:09

To me…let’s see how you feel when someone takes your work giving no credit…who ever these people are complaining about the art have their reason so give them a break, and let’s act like adults here.

James March 20, 2013, 19:35:34

To me…let’s see how you feel when someone takes your work giving no credit…who ever these people are complaining about the art have their reason so give them a break, and let’s act like adults here.

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