Flaming Lips: It's Kind Of A Darker Atmosphere, But It's Still A Party Atmosphere

The psychedelic and theatrical harmony of The Flaming Lips has stood the test of time. Since forming in Oklahoma City 30 years ago the band has bridged the generations by appealing to everyone from the counterculture of the past to the rave-heavy subculture of today.

It seems fitting then, that the Flaming Lips are headlining the True Music Festival at Salt River Fields on Saturday, an event aiming for exactly what Flaming Lips has excelled at for three decades: uniting diverse groups through music.

Prior to their headlining performance at the inaugural True Music Festival, Up on the Sun spoke with Flaming Lips musician Steven Drozd about their new album, the TMF experience, never slowing down creatively, and making "freaky" music with Ke$ha.

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