The Flaming Lips are an American psychedelic rock band formed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1983.
In their early years, The Flaming Lips gained a cult following with their experimental and avant-garde approach to rock music. Their early albums, such as In a Priest Driven Ambulance and Hit to Death in the Future Head, showcased their unique sound, which incorporated elements of punk rock, noise, and electronic music.
However, it wasn't until the release of their ninth album, The Soft Bulletin, in 1999 that The Flaming Lips achieved mainstream success. The album was critically acclaimed for its lush orchestration and heartfelt lyrics, and it helped to establish the band as one of the most innovative and exciting acts in rock music.
Over the years, The Flaming Lips have continued to push the boundaries of rock music with their imaginative and often theatrical live shows, as well as their highly experimental albums. They have collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Miley Cyrus, Yoko Ono, and Beck, and their music has been featured in several movies and TV shows.
In 2012, The Flaming Lips released The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, which featured collaborations with a variety of artists, including Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, and Ke$ha. They followed this up with The Terror in 2013, which was a more introspective and melancholy album than their previous work.
Despite their many years in the music industry, The Flaming Lips remain a vital and innovative force in rock music, and their influence can be heard in the work of countless other artists.