The Flaming Lips

Every Tuesday, The Spy adds new music to its rotation. Here are the adds for the week of August 13, 2019. This week's playlist includes the title track from Beau Jennings' upcoming album, a slice from Juliana Hatfield's tribute album to The Police, a single by Ty Segal, and so much more.

Nearly 40 years into their career, The Flaming Lips remain remarkably ageless and endlessly creative. They return this week with another heady, psychedelic pop record inspired by a surreal art installation by frontman Wayne Coyne. On this week's New Music Friday, we climb inside the band's kaleidoscopic new record, The King's Mouth.

Colourmusic released a new nine-song album, Swimsuit, this week. It's their first studio release in five years, following 2014's May You Marry Rich.

In the time between record releases, the band stopped performing live for several years and parted ways with its record label. Drummer Nick Ley also joined The Flaming Lips during the hiatus.

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we rewind to the 1990s, with Oklahomans in all their alt-rock loving, flannel-wearing glory.

Check out the tracklisting below.

Oklahoma Rock Show: Rewind is your home for the music of Oklahoma’s past.

On this episode, we look at the use of song as expressions of opposition, and its use to empower others rallying in social activism. Oklahomans have written and played on a variety of protest songs, from opposing nuclear war and the Vietnam War to the abuse of power and politics in general.

The two most-nominated shows at this year's Tony Awards might sound familiar, even to those who don't keep an eye on Broadway: Mean Girls, based on the 2004 movie, and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, based on the long-running animated TV show, each earned a dozen nominations.

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For 30 years, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips has been pulling musical ideas from his giant hamster ball, guiding his merry band through creative ups and downs.

The Flaming Lips' 16th studio album (and first since 2013), Oczy Mlody, is set to be released on Friday.

In promotion of that, the Oklahoma City band appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" last night and performed "The Castle" from their upcoming album.

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC music critic Matt Carney.

Today, Matt plays new music from The Flaming Lips, The Hotelier, and Miya Folick.

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