Oklahoma and 360 minutes of nonstop music sound like my personal hell. But add The Flaming Lips in there and it may be some kind of heaven on earth. The rumors are indeed true: The Lips are working on a 24 hour long song and have already recorded the single longest piece of music in their (and most other's) ouvre: a six hour song or 360 minutes to be exact. The track, “Found A Star On The Ground”, began in Steven Drozd's home studio in none other than Oklahoma and took off from there.
The band is planning on using all of the proceeds to benefit The Central Oklahoma Humane Society and The Academy of Contemporary Music at The University of Central Oklahoma. By donating $100, not only do you feel good about contributing but your name will also appear somewhere in the song.
The song will be contained within a new toy—The Strobo Trip—”a light and audio phase illusions toy.” Frontman Wayne Coyne said he won't be surprised to hear about people taking LSD, listening to the song, and playing with the Strobo Trip for hours. The Strobo Trip will also have two more brand new songs (that aren't nearly as long). As of right now, The Lips have raised $20,000 to split between the two organizations. Check The Lips' website for details on your new toy and also check out the Lips upcoming tour dates.
24 Portland, ME State Theatre w/ Kurt Vile
25 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory w/ Kurt Vile
27 Norfolk, VA The Norva w/ Kurt Vile
28 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
29 Asheville, NC Moogfest
12 Melbourne, Australia Harvest Festival w/ Portishead, The National, Bright Eyes & more
13 Sydney, Australia Harvest Festival w/ Portishead, The National, Bright Eyes & more
16 Adelaide, Australia Thebarton Theatre
17 Melbourne, Australia The Palace Theatre
19 Brisbane, Australia Harvest Festival w/ Portishead, The National, Bright Eyes & more