added: 16 Oct 2013 // by: Noise11
The Flaming Lips have recorded a 6-track E.P. featuring music for and inspired by the film 'Ender's Game'.
'Peace Sword (Open Your Heart)' was written exclusively for the movie while the other five tracks were inspired by the book the movie was based on.
'Ender's Game' stars Ben Kingsley and Harrison Ford. It takes place in the near future after the hostile alien race The Formics have attacked Earth.
The movie is about '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'.
The Flaming Lips will release the 'Peace Sword' E.P. digitally on October 29 just prior to the movie's premiere on November 1. The CD and limited edition vinyl will follow on November 29.
The Flaming Lips also have some upcoming dates with Tame Impala.
October 29, Los Angeles, The Greek Theatre
October 31, San Francisco, Civic Auditorium
November 1, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Bowl
The Flaming Lips also have dates in Asia this month.
October 19, Seoul, Korea, Grand Mint Festival
October 22 and 23, Tokyo, Japan, Blitz
October 23, Osaka, Japan, Hatch
October 24, Nagoya, Japan, Club Diamond Hall
October 26, Taipei, Taiwan, Moonrise Kingdom Festival
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