Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Flaming Lips to Play at SXSW

Many thanks to Greg who wrote to tell me that the Flaming Lips will be playing at SXSW with The Czars. Not sure exactly where they'll be playing (SXSW hasn't released the full line-up or schedule yet) but the Flaming Lips might possibly be registered as a special guest, which is quite possible. Anyway, I thought that was really cool. I saw Wayne Coyne at the back of the stage during Sleater-Kinney's set at the Sub Pop showcase last year, and he's been to Austin City Limits several times. Plus their film Fearless Freaks premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last year. It all makes sense that they'd be playing there.

In other Flaming Lips news, Pitchfork says that the band has finally set a release date for their new album At War With the Mystics, which will be available April 4 in the US (the day before in the UK). Also, their album The Soft Bulletin is being re-released on January 31st.

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