THE FLAMING LIPS will release a brand new six-song EP featuring new music inspired by Summit Entertainment’s upcoming feature film Ender’s Game, which hits theaters on November 1st. The title track “Peace Sword (Open Your Heart)” was written exclusively for the film, while the remaining five tracks were all inspired by the book upon which the film is based as well as the motion picture itself.
Peace Sword will be released by all digital retailers on October 29th, to coincide with the film’s November 1st release and features exclusive artwork. Click here to view. The CD and limited-edition 12″ vinyl release will follow on Black Friday/Record Store Day, which falls on November 29th. The beautiful vinyl package features the same audio content as the CD, but features different artwork (pictured above). It will be pressed on black, standard-weight vinyl with a dazzling “LIPSian” gatefold sleeve.
THE LIPS will celebrate Halloween this year with a new “Halloween Blood Bath” hoodie, which is now available for pre-order and will become available on October 29th to coincide with the band’s Halloween shows in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where it will be sold. The hoodie, which is a black cotton zip-up with “The Flaming Lips” printed on the front and the “Halloween Blood Bath” graphic printed on the back, is available only during October at The Flaming Lips online store here.
The track-listing for Peace Sword is as follows:
Peace Sword (“Open Your Heart”)
If They Move, Shoot ‘Em
Is The Black At The End Good
Think Like A Machine, Not A Boy
Assassin Beetle – The Dream Is Ending
About Ender’s Game:
Summit Entertainment is a LIONSGATE company.
Directed by Gavin Hood, and based on the best-selling award-winning novel, Summit Entertainment’s Ender’s Game takes place in the near future; when a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race. Ender’s Game in theater’s beginning November 1, 2013.
Summit Entertainment, which co-financed the film with OddLot Entertainment, produced the project with OddLot and Digital Domain.
Don’t miss THE FLAMING LIPS on tour now:
Oct 19 Grand Mint Festival, Olympic Park Seoul, Korea
Oct 21 Blitz Tokyo, Japan
Oct 22 Blitz Tokyo, Japan
Oct 23 Hatch Osaka, Japan
Oct 24 Club Diamond Hall Nagoya, Japan
Oct 26 Moonrise Kingdom Festival Taipei, Taiwan
Oct 29 The Greek Theater Los Angeles, CA
w/ Tame Impala
Oct 31 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco, CA
w/ Tame Impala
Nov 1 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
w/ Tame Impala
Nov 10 Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Dec 14 True Music Festival Scottsdale, AZ
Dec 30 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
Dec 31 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
Much more LIPS information to be announced soon. Until then go to www.flaminglips.com