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

Flaming Side of the Moon

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.