The Flaming Lips have been working closely with Stephen Colbert to help promote their upcoming release Embryonic. After partaking in an interview on The Colber Report, Wayne Coyne and his band also performed on the program. The following night, Colbert backed a segment with an audio clip of “Do You Realize“, from an added, un-televised performance that the group had treated the audience to. From then until this last Monday, the Embryonic album had even been streaming in it’s entirety on Colbernation.com. Even now, the collaboration between Coyne and Colbert continues. This time they’ve made a video short and included Bradford Cox from, Atlanta 4-piece, Deerhunter in their shenanigans.
When David Berman dissolved Silver Jews and announced his retirement from the music industry, I wept internally for the huge chasm that was to be left unfilled in the music industry. Of course Berman provided the world with some of the greatest written songs, over the last 20 years, but that’s not what had me concerned. My fears were about who else would be as candid and unconcerned about throwing around incriminating opinions about their peers in the industry. Fortunately, Wayne Coyne has heroically stepped up his game and added a few bruises of his own to the egos of his fellow musicians. I can only assume that the following video from Colbernation.com was created in parody to such controversial scenarios as when Coyne called The Arcade Fire “pricks“, apologized, and then later retracted his apology. This video was shot with Bradford Cox, while Deerhunter was playing All Tomorrow Parties NY event that was curated by The Flaming Lips, earlier this month.