Two Songs From – The Flaming Lips ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’
A First Listen to The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, Feat. Ke$ha, Erykah Badu, Bon Iver and More
How the Flaming Lips celebrate Record Store Day
The Flaming Lips’ Record Store Day full-length, The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, is a subversive take on the nature of musical collaborations in 2012. Instead of exploiting famous friends like Ke$ha, Bon Iver and Coldplay’s Chris Martin for the sake of chart-friendliness (as is standard practice in the industry), the Lips push their poppy friends into noisy, borderline inaccessible territory (and collaborators like Lightning Bolt, Neon Indian, Yoko Ono and Nick Cave are pushed into even more experimental territory than usual). It’s a stunning album that’s not lacking in tunes, but that doesn’t want to make them easy for listeners, either.
Here is another song from The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends