Flaming Lips to Take on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Flaming Lips to Take on Pink Floyd's <i>Dark Side of the Moon</i>
Earlier this week, the Flaming Lips released Embryonic, an ambitious double album that returns the band to the grittiness of their early material. However, in an audience question-and-answer session on Thursday night (October 15) in L.A., singer Wayne Coyne already revealed that the group are ready for their next full-length: a track-by-track redo of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, the album is already recorded, and is a collaboration with fellow Oklahoma City rockers Stardeath and the White Dwarves, a band led by Coyne's nephew Dennis. It will also apparently feature cameos from Henry Rollins and Canadian electro bad girl Peaches. A spokesman for the band also added that the release would likely be an iTunes exclusive.

As for the Flaming Lips' other future plans, the L.A. Times added that the band were planning on sticking with Warner Bros. despite Embryonic being their last album under contract with the label. Also, look for the band's video for "Watching the Planets" to be released soon, featuring a gang of naked people riding bicycles.

Tour dates:

10/18 San Francisco, CA - Treasure Island Music Festival
11/1 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Fest
11/9 Brussels, Belgium - Ancienne Belgique
11/10 London, UK - Troxy
11/11 London, UK - Troxy
10/13 Portsmouth, UK - Guildhall
10/15 Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy Glasgow
10/16 Manchester, UK - Academy
10/17 Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy Birmingham