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Audio: Stream Flaming Lips Cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’

So the Flaming Lips actually did record their version of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, which they’ve titled Flaming Side of the Moon.

Here’s the press release about it:

March, 31st 2014 – (Burbank, CA.) – THE FLAMING LIPS continue to explore the rich world of PINK FLOYD with their new digital release, FLAMING SIDE OF THE MOON.

Designed as an immersive companion piece to the original 1973 album, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, listeners are encouraged to listen to the new LIPS album while listening to DARK SIDE at the same time. FLAMING SIDE OF THE MOON was also carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, THE WIZARD OF OZ. For ideal listening conditions, fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons’ engineered quadraphonic LP mix of DARK SIDE, but it will work with the album on any format.

Give it a listen:

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Too Weird For Words Dept.: Miley Cyrus Covers ‘Yoshimi’ With the Flaming Lips

Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd performed the Lips’ “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1″ at the Staples Center in L.A. last night.

Enough said.

Thanks Stereogum!

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Watch: Flaming Lips, Sean Lennon Go Psychedelic with ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’

Last night the Flaming Lips and Sean Lennon (looking like a version of his father with shaggy beard and moustache) delivered a devastating version of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” on “Late Show with David Letterman.’

Dig this!!

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Pussy Riot, Flaming Lips, Lauryn Hill to Participate in Amnesty International Human RIghts Concert

Sixteen years after it’s last human rights concert, Amnesty International has organized a new concert and Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina will be there.

On February 5, 2014 The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn Hill, The Fray, Tegan and Sara, Cold War Kids, Collbie Caillat, Cake and others will perform for the human rights organization at Barclays Center in Brooklyn .

According to a press release about the concert, Tolokonnikova and Alekhina “will address attendees at the concert to raise awareness about prisoners of conscience.”

In a statement the two Pussy Riot members said:

We are happy to support Amnesty International’s work on behalf of human rights and political prisoners. We, more than anyone, understand how important Amnesty’s work is in connecting activists to prisoners… A month ago we were freed from Russian prison camps. We will never forget what it’s like to be in prison after a political conviction. We have vowed to continue helping those who remain behind bars and we hope to see you all at the Amnesty International concert on February 5th in Brooklyn!

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Listen: Flaming Lips Cover ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’

Photo via the Flaming Lips’ Facebook page.

For New Year’s eve the Flaming Lips plan to play a bunch of John Lennon and Beatles’ songs when they play at Aspen, Colorado’s Belly Up, according to Consequence Of Sound. The show will be broadcast live on Sirius XM Radio Jam On.

Here’s “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”:

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Listen: Early, Early Flaming Lips Tracks Surface – ‘2nd Cassette Demo’

Early Lips via Stereogum.

Now out is a four-song 1983 Flaming Lips recording called 2nd Cassette Demo. Available currently now on limited-edition 7″ blue vinyl, signed by Wayne Coyne.

Listen to all four 1983 tracks and hear the band out when it was a bit rawer.

These recordings are terrific.

A side, “The Flaming Lips Theme Song 1983” and “The Future Is Gone,” September 4, 1983:

B side, “Real Fast Words” and “Underground Pharmacist,” September 4, 1983:

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Listen: Flaming Lips Do “Sad and Beautiful World” for Sparklehorse Tribute

I told you about the Sparklehorse/ Mark Linkous tribute album, Last Box of Sparklers, previously and gave you a taste with a Mercury Rev track off it. Also on the album are Mark Lanegan, Califone, Joy Formidable, Phantogram and others.

Now we get a cover of “Sad and Beautiful World” by the Flaming Lips. The original appeared on the first Sparklehorse album, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot.

Here’s the Flaming Lips’ contribution:

The non-profit Box of Stars is currently raising money via Indiegogo to release the album and, ultimately to increase awareness about mental health issues.

Here’s a video with more info:

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Listen: Flaming Lips, Ke$ha, New Fumes Cover the Stone Roses

Photo of Ke$ha & Flaming Lips via Consequence of Sound,

Here’s a rip of The Flaming Lips, Ke$ha, and New Fumes covering The Stone Roses’ “Elizabeth My Dear.” It’s off the Lips’ Stone Roses covers album, The Time Has Come To Shoot You Down…What A Sound.

Thanks Consequence of Sound!

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Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev Contribute To Sparklehorse Tribute Album

A who’s who of hipster musicians have contributed recordings to a Mark Linkous/ Sparklehorse tribute album that will benefit Box of Stars, a non-profit whose purpose is to bring increased awareness about mental health to the public.

Here’s Mercury Rev’s track:

The album is titled Last Box Of Sparklers. It’s mostly done but to complete it Box Of Stars is using Indiegogo to raise $50,000. So far contributions are at $11,589.00

Artists participating include the Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Mark Lanegan, David Lowery, Califone, the Joy Formidable, Phantogram, Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, Portugal. the Man, Dinosaur Jr. and the Cowboy Junkies.

Here’s a video explaining what Box of Stars are up to:

Pitchfork has a story that hipped me to this project.

If you want to help out, head to Indiegogo.

Watch: Flaming Lips Cover “Elephant”

The Flaming Lips have been covering songs by the Perth, Australia group Tame Impala, and vice-versa.

Tame Impala have released two albums. 2010’s Innerspeaker and 2012’s wonderfully titled Lonerism.

Here’s the Lips cover of Tame Impala’s “Elephant.”