The Flaming Lips Get Embryonic For Their New Video
The new music video for the Flaming Lips' "Watching the Planets" reminds me a little bit of Where The Wild Things Are...except instead of a handful of monsters parading through the forest, it's dozens of butt-naked twenty-somethings, and half of them are on bikes. The track, which is off of the Lips' new album Embryonic, is among the noisiest and freakiest things the band has done in years, and the video suits it perfectly. It's like a Bacchic ritual filtered through the Flaming Lips' endearing quirkiness. Keep an eye out for the enormous womb-ball (perhaps inspired by the album's title), and Lips frontman Wayne Coyne, who ends up as nude as the rest by the video’s end.
In case it's not obvious, this clip is extremely NSFW (or class, for that matter).
Check it out at NME.