The Flaming Lips include Coldplay, Ke$ha, Bon Iver on Record Store Day LP ‘Fwends…’

My Morning Jacket and Nick Cave also appear on limited edition double album

The Flaming Lips have reached out to some of their “fwends”, including ‘Tik Tok’ singer Ke$ha, to release a limited edition double album.

The band will release the record on April 21, to coincide with Record Store Day. Wayne Coyne’s band have teamed up with a variety of artists including Bon Iver, Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, My Morning Jacket and Coldplay’s Chris Martin for the record.

‘The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends’, which will be released on a double multi-coloured vinyl set, contains new recordings and songs that have appeared on the band’s recent EPs.


There will only be one, limited pressing of the album as the band have said they will not be making any more copies of the rare release. According to the press release, the album documents “a series of unique and experimental sessions”.

Georgia metallers, Mastodon, recently announced that they were releasing a cover of The Flaming Lips ‘A Spoonful Weighs A Ton’, to celebrate this year’s Record Store Day.

‘The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends’ tracklisting is:

Side 1:

‘2012 (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie)’
‘Ashes in the Air (featuring Bon Iver)’
‘Helping the Retarded to Know God (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)’

Side 2:

‘Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (featuring Prefuse 73)’

’Children of the Moon (featuring Tame Impala)’
‘That Ain’t My Trip (featuring My Morning Jacket’s Jim James)’
‘You, Man? Human? (featuring Nick Cave)’

Side 3:
‘I’m Working at NASA On Acid (featuring Lightning Bolt)’
‘Do It! (featuring Yoko Ono)’
‘Is David Bowie Dying? (featuring Neon Indian)’


Side 4:

‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu)’

‘Thunder Drops (featuring New Fumes)’
‘I Don’t Want You to Die (featuring Coldplay’s Chris Martin)’