The Flaming Lips’ side project Electric Würms share song ‘The Bat’ – listen

The band's debut LP 'Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk' will be released on August 18

The Flaming LipsElectric Würms side project have shared their song ‘The Bat’.

Click above to listen to the track, which features Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd from The Flaming Lips, as well as four members of the Nashville psych-rock band Linear Downfall – Charlee, Chance, Dom and Will. The band will release their six-track album ‘Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk’ on August 18.

Speaking to Billboard, Drozd calls the group a “fantastical prog-rock kind of a jam band, Miles Davis, electric, crazy music ensemble thing”. Coyne adds: “I think Steven and I often longed for this side of the Flaming Lips that didn’t always have to be Wayne’s singing and a reflection of Wayne’s world and all that. This is not full of Wayne-isms or anything like that. It’s a whole other part of the Lips universe.”

A press release for the band reads: “They are not a super-group. They are like Sherpas climbing with you. To help you. To love you. They have a message of hope and peace and chaos and violence. All the secrets that they know they tell you. That’s what love is.” The band will play the End of the Road Festival in Larmer Tree Gardens at the end of this month and London’s Village Underground on September 1.

The ‘Musik, Die Schwer Zu Twerk’ tracklisting is:

‘I Could Only See Clouds’
‘Futuristic Hallucination’
‘The Bat’
‘Heart Of The Sunrise’

Meanwhile, The Flaming Lips‘ remake of The Beatles’ album ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is set for release on October 28. The tribute album, entitled ‘With a Little Help From My Fwends’, features a version of ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’ which sees guest appearances from Miley Cyrus and Moby. In addition, the Lips have recruited artists including MGMT and Tame Impala for the project, and Cyrus also features on ‘A Day In The Life’.