The Flaming Lips will be hosting a Halloween party this weekend at Oklahoma’s Womb Gallery. But for those who can’t make that, frontman Wayne Coyne has teased a couple of mash ups ahead of the event. Posting snippets of the mixes – and footage of himself dancing along – on instagram, Coyne appears to have picked out Tame Impala and A$AP Rocky, as well as a bit of Kanye.
One video mixes Tame Impala’s New Person, Same Old Mistakes with Electric Body from A$AP Rocky and Schoolboy Q. A second features a familiar excerpt from Kanye West’s Monster along with another unidentified track. Coyne gives us a sneak peak of the onscreen mix in the videos, and a great view of his wild locks as he nods along to the beat.
The Flaming Lips also recently announced their next album, Oczy Mlody, which is due for release 13 January 2017 on Warner Bros. Records. The band have already released their first single from the record; The Castle, which Coyne shouts out in his insta posts. In a series of Facebook chats and videos, Coyne gave some explanation around the record and the video for The Castle. The album is also reported to feature a guest spot from Miley Cyrus. Apparently the singer appears on the final track, titled We a Family, which has yet to be released. Cyrus is seemingly returning the favour after the Flaming Lips collaborated on Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz.
Coyne also referenced A$AP in his description of the album, saying in the press release that Oczy Mlody “sounds like Syd Barrett meets A$AP Rocky and they get trapped in a fairy tale from the future”. The band have also embarked on an international tour, running until April next year across the USA and Europe.