Since the inception of the Flaming Lips in 1983, frontman Wayne Coyne has been considered somewhat of an enigmatic character, even within the world of psychedelic rock. An oddball musician with a knack for novelty, Coyne has remained faithful to his early rock following while also exploring advancements in the world of music production. This methodology of blending psychedelic rock with experimental electro is one that helped the Lips snag three Grammys in the past 10 years.
In summer 2012 Coyne gave his freak fandom more of the stuff they craved with the release of “Heady Fwends,” a collaborative album that featured tracks with Ke$ha, Bon Iver and Yoko Ono. With their 13th studio album, “The Terror,” released this past April, Coyne is insistent that the band opts out of any kind of formulaic attitude when it comes to producing new records and instead focuses on experimenting with new sounds and methods.