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Flaming Lips Announce Record Store Day Double-Album

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Never a band to do anything half-heartedly, the Flaming Lips have announced what they are going to release for Record Store Day on April 21. ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends,’ a double-album comprised of 13 collaborations with artists from across the musical spectrum, including Bon Iver, Erykah Badu, Jim James and, um, Ke$ha.

But don’t worry, Wayne Coyne and company aren’t going the route taken by Tony Bennett or Lionel Richie by putting out newly recorded duets of their best-known songs (at least not yet). Ten of these songs have never been released before. The duets with Neon Indian, Prefuse 73 and Lightning Bolt were briefly available on limited-edition EPs in the past year.

As with those EPs, ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’ will only be pressed once on high-quality, multi-color vinyl and should sell out quickly. While anything new by the Flaming Lips is fine by us, we’re not too sure of the idea of them working with Ke$ha. We may have to skip over that one for fear of getting herpes.

Track listing for ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’

Side 1
1. 2012 (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie)
2. Ashes In The Air (featuring Bon Iver)
3. Helping The Retarded To Know God (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Side 2
1. Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (featuring Prefuse 73)
2. Children Of The Moon (featuring Tame Impala)
3. That Ain’t My Trip (featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
4. You, Man?  Human?  (featuring Nick Cave)

Side 3
1. I’m Working At NASA On Acid (featuring Lightning Bolt)
2. Do It! (featuring Yoko Ono)
3. Is David Bowie Dying? (featuring Neon Indian)

Side 4
1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu)
2. Thunder Drops (featuring New Fumes)
3. I Don’t Want You To Die (featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay)

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