Noise Pop 2012 has revealed another chunk of their lineup today, including a huge headliner with Noise Pop history: The Flaming Lips. They’ll join Cursive and Built to Spill as the headliners for the special 20th anniversary edition of the multi-venue San Francisco festival. Sleigh Bells, Bob Mould and The Fresh & Onlys are among the other names announced today.
The Flaming Lips will play the entirety of their album “The Soft Bulletin” on February 21st, 2012 at Bimbo’s 365 Club, with Release the Sunbird opening in support. Tickets are $50 and will go on sale January 15, 2012 at 10am PST. Festival badges which include entry to the Flaming Lips show will go on sale at 11am.
The band is a fitting addition to Noise Pop’s already-juiced 20th anniversary lineup. The act played Noise Pop in 2006 and, long before they were the weird colorful geniuses they are today (or maybe just before we knew), debuted “Boombox Experiment #4” at Noise Pop 1998. Try as we might, we couldn’t get our hands on that video, so here’s their 2006 performance: