The US indie rockers have early, rare and unreleased material chronicled...

The early years of US indie stalwarts Flaming Lips are to be chronicled in two box sets released next month.

Restless Records and Rykodisc will release two deluxe, multi-disc packages that provide a comprehensive look at the band’s first eight years. Encompassing their debut EP, first four full-length albums and a wealth of previously unreleased and hard-to-find material, ‘Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid 1983-1988 and ‘The Day They Shot A Hole In The Jesus Egg 1989-1991’ will be issued on September 30. All previously released material has been re-mastered by the group’s long-time producer Dave Fridmann with bassist Michael Ivins. Each package features new artwork and extensive liner notes by singer Wayne Coyne.

‘Finally The Punk Rockers Are Taking Acid 1983-1988’ is a 3CD set that compiles the band’s first three full-length albums, ‘Here It Is’, ‘Oh My Gawd!!! The Flaming Lips’ and ‘Telepathic Surgery’in addition to 16 bonus tracks, including a cover of Neil Young’s

‘After The Gold Rush’ taken from a 1986 tribute album to the legend.

‘The Day They Shot a Hole In the Jesus Egg 1989-1991’ is a double CD set of the band’s 1990 album ‘In A Priest Driven Ambulance’ that includes the concurrently released ‘Unconsciously Screaming’ EP, album outtakes, and ‘The Mushroom Tapes’, a collection of demos of most of the songs that were later cut for the album, in addition to several compilation contributions.

Flaming Lips also release a new single, ‘Do You Realize??’ next Monday (August 12). It’s the first track to be lifted from their recently released ‘Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots’ LP.