The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne is a huge fan of Fever the Ghost, so much so that he brought the band on tour, collaborated with them on last year’s With a Little Help From My Fwends LP, and once described their music as “just not of this dimension.” But Coyne isn’t the only Flaming Lip who likes Fever the Ghost. In fact, the band’s Steven Drozd makes an appearance on the band’s new album, Zirconium Meconium, playing guitar on the song “Peace Crimes.” According to Stereogum, which premiered the song, “it’s a level-headed psych track with some cool vocal studio trickery that makes it sound like the lead singer is about the size of a bug.” Hear it here.
The band has a densely-layered studio sound, employing all manner of audio trickery and experimentation to craft their far out psychedelia. But they’re not a studio band – no, Fever the Ghost is capable of being just as otherworldly in the real world as they are on record. For evidence, be sure to check out the band’s recent performance of “Vervain (Dreams of an Old Wooden Cage)” on Sage and Sound, below. Get ready for some trippy sonics and visuals.