As previously reported, The Flaming Lips will celebrate Record Store Day (April 21) this year by releasing an exclusive double-vinyl compilation of all their recent high profile collaborations. Not that it matters, but I know Wayne Coyne would be pleased to know that I am currently gnawing my way through a bag of gummy bears while I let the rest of you know that the compilation finally has a title and tracklisting.
According to Consequence Of Sound, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends will be pressed on two multi-color 12″ vinyl discs—no two will look alike, the press release boasts proudly. In addition to previously released tracks recorded with Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt and Prefuse 73, the album features new collaborations with Bon Iver, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Nick Cave, Yoko Ono, Erykah Badu, and many more.
No official word on what will happen when you lick either of the two records, but having spoken to Wayne in person recently… I wouldn’t recommend it.
- Triple Servings: “Seven Nation Army” Served by the White Stripes, the Flaming Lips and Ben l’Oncle Soul (meetsobsession.com)
- The Flaming Lips Enlist Bon Iver for Collaboration Compilation Album (pitchfork.com)
- Preview Mastodon’s Flaming Lips Cover (stereogum.com)
- Bon Iver, Neon Indian Set For Flaming Lips Collaborative LP (stereogum.com)
- Bon Iver playing SNL too, and is one of many collaborting with the Flaming Lips (brooklynvegan.com)
- Bon Iver to Collaborate with The Flaming Lips (thefader.com)
- Listen To Siri Sing Backup For The Flaming Lips (gizmodo.com.au)
- Flaming Lips, Yoko Ono Collaboration Gets A Video (huffingtonpost.com)
- The Flaming Lips live 1987 (dangerousminds.net)
- Listen: Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu: “Now I Understand” (pitchfork.com)