The Flaming Lips release vinyl pressed with beer for Record Store Day

Happy Record Store Day!

The Flaming Lips have revealed a typically quirky vinyl pressing for Record Store Day: a record with beer pressed inside.

The record revival has seen many inventive ways to press a record. In 2012, Wayne Coyne and his band released the band’s album ‘Heady Fwends’ on vinyl that includes samples of the band’s actual blood inside it.

However, for this year’s Record Store Day, The Flaming Lips has teamed up with Dogfish Head Alehouse to press their beer, Dragons & Yums Yums, into the record, reports Pitchfork.


The RSD 7″ will be pressed on pink vinyl and feature two new songs, ‘The Story Of Yum Yum and Dragon’ and ‘Beer in Your Ear’. There are 5,600 copies printed on pink vinyl and only 100 available of the beer vinyl. Check out the beer-pressed record in action below.

You can listen to new track ‘The Story Of Yum Yum and Dragon’ here which features a freaky video and makes innovative use of the iPhone ringtone.

Record Store Day is today (April 21) with over 200 stores across the UK gearing up for what could be their biggest day of the year. With a record number of venues taking part, and tons of brilliant exclusive releases from the likes of The National and Courtney Barnett, this year’s annual event is set to be the best yet.

With so many excellent events to go to, you’re truly spoilt for choice. Here are some of the best from across the UK.

You May Like