Flaming Lips Revisit 'Yoshimi'
More than a year after its release, the Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" is getting new life. The Warner Bros. set will be released as a double-disc package on Sept. 23, with the standaMore than a year after its release, the Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" is getting new life. The Warner Bros. set will be released as a double-disc package on Sept. 23, with the standard album on disc one and a DVD Audio edition on disc two.
A host of bonus tracks and features are included, such as the B-sides "Up Above the Daily Hum" and "I Go Mad," both a Japanese version of the title track and a performance of the cut from "[email protected]" plus a remix and acoustic version of "Do You Realize?"
Disc two features two videos for "Do You Realize?," directed by Mark Pellington and Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, plus a making-of featurette. A trailer for the Lips' long-in-the-works holiday film "Christmas on Mars" is also included.
Meanwhile, the Lips recently spent time with longtime producer Dave Fridmann at his New York studio to record new material and finalize additional remixes. According to the group's official Web site, "the plan was to record two songs connected with the 'Pink Robots' theme, as well as a Christmas-type song of some description."
The cuts will likely surface on another DVD/EP led by the "Yoshimi" track "Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell," tentatively due Oct. 28 via Warner Bros. The DVD is expected to include live footage, while the EP will also feature the three new songs and the remixes, including one by Peaches.
The Lips are taking a break from the road but will resume their schedule Oct. 2 in Portsmouth, Va., with String Cheese Incident. A U.K. tour begins Oct. 23 in Plymouth.
Here are the Flaming Lips' tour dates:
Oct. 2: Portsmouth, Va. (Harbor Center)
Oct. 3: Fairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)
Oct. 4: Charleston, S.C. (Family Circle Stadium)
Oct. 23: Plymouth, England (Pavilion)
Oct. 24: Bournemouth, England (International Centre)
Oct. 26: Cardiff, Wales (International Arena)
Oct. 27: Leicester, England (DeMontfort Hall)
Oct. 28: Manchester, England (Apollo)
Oct. 29: Sheffield, England (City Hall)
Oct. 31: Birmingham, England (Academy)
Nov. 2: Brighton, England (Centre)
Nov. 3-4: London (Hammersmith Apollo)
Nov. 8: Glasgow (Academy)
Nov. 9: Edinburgh (Usher Hall)