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Release Date Pushed Back for The Flaming Lips’ "The Terror"

Image courtesy of Michelle Martin Coyne (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Michelle Martin Coyne (via ABC News Radio)

Flaming Lips fans, you'll have to wait a few more weeks to get your hands on the band’s 13th studio album, The Terror .  The release date for the album has been pushed back to April 16.

The upcoming release features nine tracks that “reflect a darker-hued spectrum” than their previous albums.  Frontman Wayne Coyne has said that the inspiration for the album’s title track came from longtime band member and multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd ’s battle to overcome his drug addiction.

"Why would we make this music that is The Terror -- this bleak, disturbing record?” said Coyne in a statement.  “I don't really want to know the answer that I think is coming.  Maybe this is the beginning of the answer."

Fans who pre-order The Terror now at digital retailers will score an immediate download of  the non-album track, "Sun Blows Up Today," which was featured in a Hyundai commercial that aired during Super Bowl XLVII.

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