Flaming Lips Premiere "Powerless" Video
Picking a single from The Flaming Lips' recent album Embryonic is a difficult proposition. It's a dark album full of lengthy Krautrock-inspired jams. With an album (and group) this weird, it's pretty fair to expect the video is gonna be pretty deranged too.
Well, the Lips do not disappoint. Frontman Wayne Coyne co-directed this video for the song "Powerless," described by Pitchfork as "a damaged six-minute psych jam."
Things starts out with a girl in a field blindfolded and tied to a chair and… well, it doesn't really go much from there. There's a monkey, I guess? But this really fails to do justice to the powerfully paranoid delirium this video inspires.