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Flaming Lips Do Something Weird for April Fool’s Day, Surprising No One

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Supposedly, Flaming Lips fans are getting a new album … assuming, that is, that the news isn’t merely a premature April Fool’s Day prank.

The new album, according to a press release from the band, is called ‘Flaming Side of the Moon’ and serves as a companion album to Pink Floyd‘s classic ‘The Dark Side of the Moon.’ And here’s the deal: You’re supposed to listen to both the new Flaming Lips album and ‘Th Dark Side of the Moon’ at the same time.

That’s not the weird part — the band has done stranger things before. But we can’ help but raise a skeptical eyebrow given the timing of the announcement, especially considering the band claims its project was composed to sync with the classic film ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ Hmmm …

But if anybody could accomplish this, it’s the Flaming Lips. After all, this is a group that re-recorded ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ with Peaches and Henry Rollins a few years back. And nobody tried to stop them. So if this doesn’t turn out to be some elaborate joke — nothing’s available on iTunes yet, and “a limited edition 100 vinyl copies will be distributed to friends and family” – this seems like the next logical step.

Still, this stream is now available, so at least the band did make something

Next: Everything You Need to Know About the Flaming Lips

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