Good news for Flaming Lips fans who are itching to hear some new tunes. The Lips have decided to include “Mr. Ambulance Driver” on the upcoming soundtrack for the film Wedding Crashers. The flick, which stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, has quite an indie rock-tastic soundtrack. According to Rolling Stone, the movie will feature music from Death Cab For Cutie. Rilo Kiley, Bloc Party and Spoon.
In a recent interview, Coyne explained the story behind “Mr. Ambulance Driver”. He said: “My mother died about a year ago, and there was a mood that came with her illness that felt so desperate -- the shock of thinking about what the future might be," he says. "And I had this folksy, storytelling song about the scene of an accident: The guy is pleading with the ambulance diver to hurry up, but he realizes that the girl he's with is already dead. You know, there was a hit here in Oklahoma in the Seventies called 'D.O.A.,' this real heavy death-rock song [by Bloodrock] about a guy in a crash -- but I wanted to make something more emotional."
Their new album is due out in early 2006, titled At War With The Mystics. Although this date could very well change, we will keep our fingers crossed that their follow up to 2002’s Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots comes out sooner rather than later.