‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’ to Feature Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bon Iver, More


Story by Cat Badra

Yoko Ono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, More to appear on Flaming Lips Record Store Day set

The Flaming Lips have somehow found a few spare hours to record a run of unique sessions for an album featuring the Lips performing alongside many of their rock and alternative music-minded comrades. “The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends” is set to arrive on Record Store Day on April 21, and the collection features the Lips performing with some high-profile friends, including Coldplay singer and pianist Chris Martin. Others slated to appear on the set count Bon Iver, Yoko Ono, Nick Cave, Ke$ha and more.

Songs on the set include “2012” (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie), “Ashes in the Air” (featuring Bon Iver), “That Ain’t My Trip” (featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket), “You, Man? Human?” (featuring Nick Cave), “Do It!” (featuring Yoko Ono), “I Don’t Want You To Die” (featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay) and more. Some of the songs have already appeared on previously released, limited vinyl, but sold out quickly. Most of the tracks on the album are previously unreleased, though, so this is new song-age for Lips fans.

“The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends” will arrive pressed on two high-quality, multi-color vinyl discs housed in separate custom art jackets and poly bagged together. Each disc will look different. The double album is limited and is being released exclusively for Record Store Day.

The Flaming Lips will also have a presence on Record Store Day with the Mastodon cover of their track “A Spoonful Weighs a Ton,” which will be released on 7” baby pink vinyl. For more information on Record Store Day, please visit the event’s official site.


Cat Badra
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