The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian

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The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian
Flaming Lips with Neon Indian.jpg
EP by The Flaming Lips and Neon Indian
Released March 23, 2011 (2011-03-23)
Recorded
Genre
Length 21:38
Label
Producer
Flaming Lips EP chronology
It Overtakes Me
(2006)
The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian
(2011)
Gummy Song Skull
(2011)
Neon Indian chronology
Psychic Chasms
(2009)
The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian
(2011)
Era Extraña
(2011)

The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian is an extended play (EP) by American rock band The Flaming Lips and American electronic music band Neon Indian. It was released on March 23, 2011 as part of The Flaming Lips 2011 series of monthly music releases. The 12-inch EP was a limited release pressed on special colored vinyl and distributed to select record stores in the United States.[1] The song "Is David Bowie Dying?" was later included on the 2012 album The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends.

Background[edit]

Alan Palamo met The Flaming Lips lead vocalist Wayne Coyne during a show in Portland, Oregon: "He was like 'hey, man, we should do something!' We didn't know exactly what it was going to be; maybe we'd play some shows together, maybe we'd make some music. We just kept in contact, and by the time I was in the studio with Fridmann, the Lips had a couple of extra days lined up to record there that were overlapping, then Wayne said 'why don’t we show up a couple of days early, we'll fuck around in the studio and see what happens?' And, sure enough, the songs we made all came out of that period."[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media 7.4/10[3]
Tiny Mix Tapes 3/5 discs[4]

Reviews of The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian were positive. Marc Masters of Pitchfork Media scored the EP a 7.4 out of ten.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by The Flaming Lips and Alan Palomo

No. Title Length
1. "Is David Bowie Dying?"   6:44
2. "Alan's Theremin"   8:09
3. "You Don't Respond"   3:49
4. "Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Truth Part 2"   2:56

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Breihan, Tom (March 24, 2011). "Flaming Lips, Neon Indian Release Collaboration". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ Carew, Anthony. "Interview: Alan Palomo of Neon Indian". About.com. Retrieved August 20, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Masters, Marc (April 5, 2011). "The Flaming Lips / Neon Indian: The Flaming Lips With Neon Indian". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ Morris, David. "The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian – The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian [EP]". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
  5. ^ The Flaming Lips with Neon Indian (CD liner notes). The Flaming Lips and Neon Indian. Warner Bros. Records. 2011.