The Flaming Lips made their trippy new song “Wolf Children” available for eager ears today on RollingStone.com. To listen, click here.
The Oklahoma City-based experimental rockers also are previewing the new song “Is the Black at the End Good” today via Spin.com. To listen to that one, click here.
As previously reported, “Peace Sword” will be available on Oct. 29 digitally and on CD. A limited edition vinyl will be released on Nov. 29 in honor of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event.
Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has said the perpetually busy band embarked on the impromptu project after being commissioned to write a song for the film, the majestic ballad “Peace Sword (Open Your Heart).”
The long-awaited film version of Orson Scott Card’s 1985 sci-fi novel set 70 years after a horrific alien war is due in theaters on Nov. 1. Written and directed by Gavin Hood (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), the movie adaptation features Asa Butterfield as Ender Wiggin, an unusually gifted child sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion. Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Hailee Steinfeld and Viola Davis co-star.
RollingStone.com speculates that the darkly distorted “Wolf Children” is perhaps inspired by the scene in the film in which Ender finds himself being attacked by a group of children who have turned into wolves. The spacey “Is the Black at the End Good” is quite a bit more upbeat than “Wolf Children,” or most of the songs the Lips have put out in the past year, really.
Speaking of “Ender’s Game,” look for my excellent colleague George Lang’s interviews from last weekend’s “Ender’s Game” Los Angeles press day next week in The Oklahoman and on NewsOK.
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