The Flaming Lips have confirmed that their new album, The Terror, will be released this April.

The Terror was produced by Dave Fridman and The Flaming Lips at Tarbox Road Studios and will be released on April 1st by Bella Union.

"Why would we make this music that is The Terror – this bleak, disturbing record…??" explains Wayne Coyne. "I don't really want to know the answer that I think is coming: that WE were hopeless, WE were disturbed and, I think, accepting that some things are hopeless... or letting hope in one area die so that hope can start to live in another?? Maybe this is the beginning of the answer."

The artwork can be seen below their forthcoming UK dates.

  • Monday 20 May – London – Roundhouse
  • Tuesday 21 May – London – Roundhouse