Thursday, September 25, 2008

Extraordinary Mistakes

The Flaming Lips - Christmas on MarsThe Flaming Lips are prepared to unleash their wacky pet project Christmas on Mars on us - just in time for, well, Christmas.

"Christmas on Mars," which stars Lips bandmates Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd and Michael Ivins, was shot on the cheap in and around the band's native Oklahoma City. It revolves around the first holiday season on the freshly colonized Red Planet; Drozd is Major Sytris, who aims to marshall Christmas cheer with a big pageant, but a series of events threaten the survival of the colonists, much less their holiday plans. Coyne plays a friendly Martian who offers his assistance.
DVD and CD hits stores 10/28. Their music has always had a cinematic feel to it. Let's see if the "original score" to their own movie is any good. Here are the songs:
"Once Beyond Hopelessness"
"The Distance Between Mars And The Earth -- Part One"
"The Horrors Of Isolation: The Celestial Dissolve, Triumphant Hallucination, Light Being Absorbed"
"In Excelsior Vaginalistic"
"Your Spaceship Comes From Within"
"Suicide And Extraordinary Mistakes"
"The Distance Between Mars And The Earth -- Part Two"
"The Secret Of Immortality: This Strange Feeling, This Impossible World"
"The Gleaming Armament Of Marching Genitalia"
"The Distress Signals Of Celestial Objects"
"Space Bible With Volume Lumps"
"Once Beyond Hopelessness"
Sounds like a classic.

Pre-order here. Note: lists the release date as 11/11.

No comments: