The Flaming Lips 'Peace Sword' (EP stream)

The Flaming Lips 'Peace Sword' (EP stream)
This morning was a bit of a whirlwind for Flaming Lips fans, as songs from the band's Ender's Game-inspired EP Peace Sword began emerging online. Now, the entire EP is available to stream.

These songs take a somewhat softer approach than the band's extremely dark last couple albums, with lots of sci-fi string synths and tuneful melodies; that being said, there are some distorted and eerie elements too, not to mention sprawling anti-pop structures. The song "If They Move, Shoot 'Em" is streaming at NPR, while the remainder of the tracks are available below. They come from The Daily Beast, Spin, Stereogum, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork, respectively.