The Flaming Lips With a Little Help from My Fwends album mp3 download – watch

 

 

The Flaming Lips‘ new tribute to The Beatles classic album, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, is now available to stream. The album is dubbed With A Little Help From My Fwendz, and features guest appearances from a number of noteworthy musicians, including My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog, Phantogram, Grace Potter, Foxygen, MGMT, Moby, Miley Cyrus and more.

As was announced last week, the album will see an official release on October 28th. This is the second tribute album released by the Lips, as the band previously released a tribute to Dark Side of the Moon back in 2009. In an interview with Music Radar, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne talks about the decision to cover these two albums.

The Flaming Lips – With a Little Help from My Fwends (2014) Album download http://bit.do/LpX5

 

 

Live in Concert

The Flaming Lips Present ‘Yoshimi’ Live In Concert

The fans who jammed into the Belmont nightclub in Austin, Texas, to see The Flaming Lips this past March probably didn’t know what hit them. The band was just weeks away from releasing a brand-new and highly anticipated record (The Terror). But instead of showcasing the new work, frontman Wayne Coyne and the rest of The Flaming Lips hit the pause button and used the intimate venue to reflect on one of their most beloved records: 2002’s Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. For the first time ever, the band performed the whole thing live, from start to finish, giving hundreds of wide-eyed fans a rare treat.

“We’re kind of nervous,” Coyne told the crowd from a stripped-down stage. The rest of the group sat huddled together with spiral notebooks, following their own notations for each track. Gone were the band’s usual props: no dancers or spectacular lights, no giant balloons or confetti cannons, and no human-sized hamster ball for Coyne to roll around in over the audience. It was just the unadorned band and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, from the bittersweet opener “Flight Test” to the beautiful (and wildly popular) “Do You Realize??” to “Are You a Hypnotist,” a song Coyne said The Flaming Lips had never played live at all before.

The next night, at a massive outdoor venue many times larger than the Belmont, The Flaming Lips did showcase The Terror. But this chilly night was all for remembering — and celebrating — how the band got here in the first place.

This video comes courtesy of The Warner Sound, South by Southwest and The Belmont.

Watch interview with frontman Wayne Coyne

 

 

Whether you get them, or not, The Flaming Lips are an interesting vehicle to experience music. They have amazing live productions, out of this world videos and their music speaks for itself. Wayne Coyne shares his thoughts on drugs as a muse for creativity and what it is like to experience life from a much different perspective.

 

Stream the Flaming Lips’ Companion Album to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon

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Flaming Side of the Moon

 

In 2009, the Flaming Lips teamed up with a bunch of other musicians to release their full-length cover of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon. As it turns out, the Lips aren’t done with that album. They’re releasing a companion LP—intended to be played at the same time as Pink Floyd’s original—called Flaming Side of the Moon.

The press release also notes that it’s been “carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz“. (Which, if you hadn’t heard, is a thing.) They also encourage listeners to pair Flaming Side with the original Alan Parsons engineered quadrophonic mix of Dark Side.

It’s “available now through all participating digital outlets,” and a limited pressing of 100 will be distributed on vinyl to the band’s friends and family.

Watch Pitchfork.tv’s Pitchfork Classic doc on the Flaming Lips’ The Soft Bulletin:

 

The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin – Pitchfork Classic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Project: Wayne Coyne Turns Into A Spaceship

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Electric Würms

 

Electric Würms mini-album features ‘treatments’ of songs by Yes, Miles Davis.

Hear the freaky evidence now!

Flaming Lips Frontman Wayne Coyne  releases the mind-warping Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk (trans: Music That’s Hard To Twerk To), under the moniker Electric Würms, in August.

“They call themselves Electric Würms after the greatest of the super freaks,” ‘explains’ Coyne of the side project, which includes fellow Flaming Lip Steven Drodz and members of Nashville psychsters Linear Downfall, “but they are not a super-group. They are like Sherpas climbing with you. To help you. To love you.”

Psychedelic showman Coyne reckons that “it all began in the ’70s when… the overly optimistic freaks of the day began flying into outer space… They flew in spaceships that were, at first, made of futuristic super metal but before too long they didn’t even NEED ships. They BECAME the ships and they called themselves Electric Würms.”

MOJO readers can experience unaided space flight with this early stream of album track Heart Of The Sunrise, a treatment inspired by the Yes track of the same name…

 

 

Whether Electric Würms are in fact spaceships, Sherpas, or cryptologists, Coyne assures “a hypnotic mood for most of the space bible readings” on this debut record. Certainly, MOJO can confirm that the approach is at the more impressionistic end of the Flaming Lips spectrum. One track, Transform, is based on Miles Davis’s Sivad, the opener from his 1971 album, Live-Evil.

 

Stream: The Flaming Side of the Moon

Flaming Side of the Moon

Flaming Side of the Moon

 

It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke after all: The Flaming Lips actually made a companion album to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. Flaming Side of the Moon is streaming in full below.

According to the press release, listeners are encouraged to listen to Flaming Side of the Moon and Dark Side of the Moon simultaneously. “For ideal listening conditions, fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons’ engineered quadraphonic LP mix of Dark Side, but it will work with the album on any format,” the press release adds.

What’s more, Flaming Side of the Moon “was also carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz” just as Dark Side of the Moon is rumored to do.

The album is apparently available now through all participating digital outlets, and a limited pressing of 100 vinyl copies will be distributed to friends and family of the band.

The Flaming Side of the Moon follows the band’s 2009 cover album of Dark Side of the Moon.

Tame Impala pick up three prizes at Australia’s ARIA Awards

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Flume, Nick Cave and One Direction also take home prizes at Sydney ceremony

Congratulations Kevin!

Tame Impala took home three awards from the Australian ceremony, including Best Album for their 2012 LP ‘Lonerism’. The band also won the award for Best Rock Album and Best Band at the event, which took place at Sydney’s Star Event Centre, Billboard reports.Meanwhile, electronic producer Flume also picked up three awards in the categories of Producer Of The Year, Breakthrough Artist and Best Male Artist. Speaking from the stage about his win in the latter category, the producer (real name Harley Streten) said: “I actually did a bit of research and found out that never in the history of the ARIAs has someone who doesn’t sing won this award. I’m not a frontman. I prefer to spend my time sitting in a dark room, in front of a laptop. So hopefully it opens the floodgates for producers around Oz and people with bad voices in general.”Other winners on the night included Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, who won Best Independent Release and Best Adult Contemporary plus Best International Artist winners One Direction.Earlier this year Tame Impala teamed up with The Flaming Lips to release a joint EP. The Flaming Lips have covered ‘Runway, Houses, City, Clouds’ as well as ‘Elephant’ for the special vinyl release, while Tame Impala have contributed live recordings of The Flaming Lips’ ‘Are You A Hypnotist?’ and ‘Silver Trembling Hands’ to the EP.

Tame Impala have put together a new band for a one-off gig in order to raise money for a pregnant friend who recently had her car stolen.The Australian psych-rockers put together an instrumental band they’re calling Cam, cam and kevin’s groovy groovy funtime disco funk elevator explosion, aka kevin spacey, in an elevator earlier today (July 22) and are playing the fundraising show tonight at The Bird in Perth, Australia.They band announced the last minute gig on Facebook, writing: “Hey perthian fiends, our good friend the lovely and evidently pregnant felicity groom had her car stolen on saturday morning, so we’re all going to THE BIRD tonight to raise money for a new one! playing is Maurice Flavel, Electric Toad and our new band we made at about 4 o’clock this afternoon cam, cam and kevin’s groovy groovy funtime disco funk elevator explosion, aka kevin spacey, in an elevator. that’s the band name, all of that. in fact this whole post is the band name. including this. oh yeah and we didn’t have time to find a vocalist so it’s instrumental, the best kind of ental. get down there yo’s!”Yesterday Kings Of Leon drummer Nathan Followill said Tame Impala were currently his favorite band.

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker recently admitted the idea of recording a follow-up to 2012’s ‘Lonerism’ doesn’t excite him. Speaking in Uncut, the brains behind the Australian band discussed his lack of plans for a new record as well as his thoughts on the album format and the unlimited possibilities of technology.Asked what the next album will sound like, Parker responded: “Right now, doing another album doesn’t excite me. There’s something narrow-minded about thinking an album is the only way you can put out music, especially in the world we’re in at the moment. Anything is possible. There’s so many people doing interesting things with the internet and technology, there could be so many ways of making music and listening to it.”

Tame Impala and Flaming Lips are set to record an EP together.The band will cover two of each others’ tracks for a four-track vinyl EP, which will be sold at the shows the bands are joint headlining in October and November in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Columbia.“…doing a Tame Impala does Flaming Lips songs and Flaming Lips do Tame Impala songs 4 song vinyl!!,” Wayne Coyne wrote on Instagram under a photo of lyrics to Tame Impala’s track “Runway, Houses, City, Clouds”.Pitchfork report that for the EP, Flaming Lips have covered Australian psych rockers’ ‘Runway, Houses, City, Clouds’ and Tame Impala appear to be doing The Flaming Lips’ ‘Are You a Hypnotist?’ and ‘Silver Trembling Hands’ – covers they have recently been testing out in a live setting.Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker recently admitted the idea of recording a follow-up to 2012’s ‘Lonerism’ doesn’t excite him. Asked what the next album will sound like, Parker responded: “Right now, doing another album doesn’t excite me. There’s something narrow-minded about thinking an album is the only way you can put out music, especially in the world we’re in at the moment. Anything is possible. There’s so many people doing interesting things with the internet and technology, there could be so many ways of making music and listening to it.”

Flaming Lips meanwhile, are working on an “extended play 6 song thang..” to go with the track they’ve written for the upcoming film adaptation of military science fiction novel [i]Enders game[/a], Coyne recently tweeted.

“Along Sun & The Rain” feat. Jackson Brown; “Do You Realize”- Flaming Lips’ Woody Tribute Part 3

At “This Land Is Your Land,” a Woody Guthrie tribute concert on March 10th in Tulsa, The Flaming Lips reimagined Guthrie’s songs with iPads. This is the final two of the three songs they played, “Along the Sun and The Rain” – with their pal Jackson Brown – and Oklahoma state rock song “Do You Realize?”

Born in 1912, this year would mark Woody Guthrie’s 100th if he was alive today. So, as people tend to do on big and small anniversaries, The Flaming Lips and Jackson Browne performed a little tribute to the folk legend at the This Land Is Your Land concert in Tulsa, Okla. Together, the pair of artists played Guthrie’s “Along in the Sun and Rain.”

Browne held onto guitar duties, but the Lips took a more modern approach, with each member–except Wayne Coyne, also on guitar–rocking out on iPads. Pretty interesting way to celebrate Guthrie’s music, no? The video quality is fine, and the audio is listenable. Check out the clip below, where they also do a rendition of the Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize?”