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The Flaming Lips finally announced the April 2, 2013 release date for their album, The Terror. Read on for a full track listing and tour dates.
Prior to these details being announced, mxdwn interviewed with lead singer Wayne Cyone who revealed some information about the album.
According to the interview, the album had been finished for quite a while. Coyne said:
It is. I mean I don’t believe that we want to change our minds about it. There’s part of us, we’re the worst procrastinators and we change our minds all the time. We wanted to kind of just do it. It’s only because we stumbled upon five or six things that were kind of magical, that we weren’t intending to do, and then we went ahead and focused and said, “Let’s see if we can really capture this mood and this atmosphere. Let’s see if we can make a record.” I think we were in this thing all year where we were essentially doing singles. We weren’t really doing singles, but we were doing like three or four songs at a time. Part of it, was that we didn’t know if we were going away from the album, and then we started to make this other thing and it was very much a album. I feel like it’s almost better if you listen to all the songs together instead of just hearing one song. We think it’s very much a collection of songs. You listen to song number one and then listen to song number two and let it do it’s magic to you. I think that surprised us too. All along we’ve been thinking, “Maybe the album is dead? Who gives a shit?” and then here we are making what I think is very much an album.
Coyne goes on to discuss the mood of the album and pries into the details of the process. The kinks for the album’s production appeared to have already been worked out. But what would the new album be titled?
The name is that we’re using so far is a little bit misleading. It’s called The Terror. There’s a specific mindset that we’re talking about when we talk about The Terror. When you hear the record it plays into this understated, but very intense thing that we’re calling The Terror. Exploring the terror of curiosity, the terror of living, the terror of love. All of these things that are a in certain state of mind, you have to embrace them, knowing that there is also the more intense the joy is, the more intense the pain is and you stand at the threshold and say, “Well do we go in the joy and also go in the pain? Or do we stand on the outside of it and not try?” That’s what we’re calling The Terror. What do we do now that we have this?
The interview foreshadowed this amazing release and now fans have an official countdown until The Terror hits the shelves. A full track listing and some confirmed tour dates and appearances are below.
The Terror Track Listing
01. Look…The Sun Is Rising
02. Be Free, A Way
03. Try To Explain
04. You Lust
05. The Terror
06. You Are Alone
07. Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die
08. Turning Violent
09. Always There…In Our Hearts
Buy tickets for this tour here
Mar 29: Sao Paulo, Brazil – Lollapalooza Brazil
Apr 28: Kansas City, MO – Missouri Sprint Center*
Apr 30: Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center*
May 02: Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheater*
May 03: Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*
May 20: London, UK – Roundhouse
May 21: London, UK – Roundhouse
Jun 14: Hultsfred, Sweden – Hultsfred Festiva
Jun 15: Aarhus, Denmark – Northside Festival
* Indicates tour dates with The Black Keys