Go Lay In The Flaming Lips New Art Installation On Record Store Day

Kings Mouth & frontman Wayne Coyne will be at Rough Trade in Williamsburg

April 11, 2019

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This Saturday, fans of Warner Brothers Records long time freak staple, The Flaming Lips are in for a treat, as the group's Kings Mouth installations will be on hand at Rough Trade in Brooklyn to celebrate Record Store Day.

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The installation shares its name with the title of their RSD exclusive release, which frontman Wayne Coyne has described as "a children's album" that tells the story of "a giant king who saves a little town, but dies in an avalanche, and instead of making a statue out of him, the town just cuts off his head, because his head connects to the universe, which everybody can go inside his mouth to see".  So pretty much a regular Hansel & Gretel.

Coyne, however, will not be handling narration duties on the release, instead enlisting legendary bassist of The Clash, "Mick Jones" to bring the tale to life.  One thing Wayne will be doing is signing copies of the new LP at the aforementioned Rough Trade at 4pm. 

The backstory on how this whole thing came to be is actually rather fluid and fascinating, giving insight into Coyne's leap-before-looking artistic mentality, with origins for the projects DNA tracing back to an obscure Japanese television game show, in which participants would strap meat to their heads before poking them through small holes for a Komodo dragon to eat. You really can't make this stuff up. 

Learn more about the project in the clip, below - and get full details on all things FLIPS happening in BK on Saturday, here.