Yes indeed, the Flaming Lips are descending upon the suburban Maryland woods of Merriweather Post Pavillion this summer. They headline the amphitheater August 28th, with Explosions in the Sky teaming up the bill.
Do I even need to describe the 20-plus years of psychedelic space rock the Flaming Lips have provided? Probably not. The band is on the verge of releasing their new LP Embryonic, a double disc that promises to leave nothing out. Head over to Pasta Prima to download "Convinced of the Hex" and "Silver Trembling Hands", two fantastic new tracks from the upcoming record.
Those who have seen Wayne Coyne roll around the crowd in his giant hamster ball are aware that these guys spare no expense when putting on a live show. And a tour in preparation of releasing one of their most ambitious works in almost 30 years of records is certainly cause for some elaborate theatrics. Confetti, fireworks, Wayne Coyne teleporting before your very eyes... anything is fair game folks.
Explosions in the Sky have completely mastered post-rock. This Austin based instrumental group are a truly cinematic experience, with rock and roll journey's that build to epic highs and emotional lows. A pretty much perfect accoutrement to spending your late summer Friday evening in the Merriweather lawn with some cold beverages.
This show is clearly a not-miss, and I have a free pair of passes to give away to a lucky reader. Email your plea to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in the tickets. I'll pick a winner on August 17th, so be sure to check your inbox then.