Going for Adds: The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
The Flaming Lips have released separate collaborative EPs with the likes of Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt, Prefuse 73, and Yoko Ono, and a cover album of Dark Side of the Moon since their last studio album Embryonic in 2009. The culmination of tracks from the EPs and other collaborations is The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. The limited edition, vinyl-only album was put out on Record Store Day and sold out instantly. The Flaming Lips also pressed “blood vinyls” of the collaborative record. Only ten copies exist and include samples of blood from several of the artists involved. Wayne Coyne announced the limited number of copies will be available for $2,500 each.
Due to overwhelming demand, the highly anticipated project is now being released digitally as well as on CD, and features a yet-unreleased track with Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory.
Also featured on the album are Ke$ha, Biz Markie, Bon Iver, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Tame Impala, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Nick Cave, Erykah Badu and more.
The Heady Fwends album has received positive reviews from Lips fans as well as critics and magazines. Pitchfork has written a lengthy review of the album, stating that “The Flaming Lips can still win you over the same way they did 20 years ago, with a sweet, sad melody and simple, affecting sentiment.” You can read the Pitchfork review of the album here.
We digitally serviced the record to you last week, and it is going for adds today and tomorrow.
FCC Warning on Tracks #1 & #2
Going For Adds July 2 & 3
Label: Warner Bros Records