After 5 (?) years of waiting and 7 of making, their SF flick is out on dvd since mid-november !
The plot ?
It's Christmastime, and the colonization of Mars is underway. However, when an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis (the Lips' Steven Drozd) and his team (including the Lips' Michael Ivins) fear the worst. Syrtis also hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things. Meanwhile, a compassionate alien superbeing (Coyne) arrives, inspiring and helping the isolated astronauts.
Knowing the troubadours, it sounds like great fun.
Since its a supa band which'll need the bucks to make more music (and movies?), I'll post here only the FIRST FIVE TRACKS of the soundtrack -- which is great => REAL sci-fi sounds
The Flaming Lips - 01 - Once Beyond Hopelessness The Flaming Lips - 02 - The Distance Between Mars And The Earth-Part One The Flaming Lips - 03 - The Horrors Of Isolation The Celestial Dissolve, Triumphant Hallucination, Light Being Absorbed The Flaming Lips - 04 - In Excelsior Vaginalistic The Flaming Lips - 05 - Your Spaceship Comes From Within