Mere days after the release of their jaw-droppingly good, 'Embryonic', the Flaming Lips have revealed that a follow-up album is already in the can. Details are sparse but conceptually this one sounds very exciting. Nope, not 'Zaireeka Part II', this time out Oklahoma's favourite prodigal sons have recorded a track-by-track cover of Pink Floyd's 'The Dark Side of the Moon'.
The band revealed a few details about the project on their Friday appearance of KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. Singer Wayne Coyne confirmed that it was a collaboration with Stardeath and the White Dwarfs, an Oklahoma group that includes the frontman’s nephew, Dennis. (The band is currently accompanying the Flaming Lips on tour.)
Besides those familials, Coyne told MBE Host Anne Litt, Henry Rollins and Peaches both appear on their take on of the classsic 70's masterpiece. No firm release date for the project has been announced, however the singer has indicated it will be arriving soon.
One of my favourite KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic sessions so far this year the band debuted a live cover of Pink Floyd’s “Eclipse” on the Friday morning program. As well, a number of songs from Embryonic and a couple of nice surprises and band happenings. Some involving Wayne Coyne woodland nymph nudity….
You’ve been warned.
Have a look at the session for yourself below. Very enjoyable.