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The Flaming Lips and HeadyFwends

The Flaming Lips have teamed up with Nick Cave, Tame Impala, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Bon Iver, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Erykah Badu, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Yoko Ono, Ke$ha, and Biz Markie for the most amazing/bizarre/trainwreck collaboration of the year.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends limited-edition album will be released on Record Store Day on “two high-quality, multi-color 12″ vinyl discs, housed in separate custom art jackets and poly bagged together”. The press release also states that no two discs will look the same and warns fans that this will be on the only pressing.

In addition to the Heady Fwends compilation, the Flaming Lips have also teamed with Mastodon for a split 7″ single featuring their Soft Bulletin track Spoonful Weighs a Ton with a Mastodon’s cover of the song on the flip-side. Mastodon will also release their split 7” featuring their cover of Feist’s A Commotion on Record Store Day, with Feist’s cover of Mastodon’s Black Tongue on the flip.

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends tracklist:

Side 1:

01. 2012 (feat. Ke$ha and Biz Markie)

02. Ashes In The Air (feat. Bon Iver)

03. Helping The Retarded To Know God (feat. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Side 2:

04. Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (feat. Prefuse 73)

05. Children Of The Moon (feat. Tame Impala)

06. That Ain’t My Trip (feat. Jim James of My Morning Jacket)

07. You, Man? Human? (feat. Nick Cave)

Side 3:

08. “I’m Working At NASA On Acid feat. Lightning Bolt

09. Do It! (feat. Yoko Ono)

10. “Is David Bowie Dying? feat. Neon Indian

h. Side 4:

11. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (feat. Erykah Badu)

12. Thunder Drops (feat. New Fumes)

13. I Don’t Want You To Die (feat. Chris Martin of Coldplay)

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mondo22 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

will definitely be making this purchase


aidanhogg said on the 21st Mar, 2012

i will buy this so much!


atlien90 said on the 21st Mar, 2012

how can i get my hands on a copy? can somebody please help me out?

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 21st Mar, 2012

Perth stores don't seem to be able to get the stuff but do any stores in Sydney or Melbourne get the special Record Store Day releases in?


grattan said on the 21st Mar, 2012

So purdy... don't like the chances of getting my hands on a copy though.


Hinee said on the 22nd Mar, 2012

that tame impala mix will be something of beauty


grattan said on the 10th Apr, 2012

Wayne on Twitter: Ha ha!! @keshasuxx doin a freaky new song about futuristic sex toys!!!


deanoss said on the 11th Apr, 2012

come on Polyester and Greville!! Come through with the goods!!


stuieb84 said on the 23rd Apr, 2012


& also: