The Flaming Lips Announce Collaborative EP with Lightning Bolt
Published Jul 25, 2011Back in the spring, we were thrilled to learn that psychedelic innovators the Flaming Lips were working with long-running noise mongers Lightning Bolt. We're happy to report that the two bands' session together has resulted in a collaborative EP, simply titled The Flaming Lips with Lightning Bolt.
The four-song collection promises to be just as trippy as you'd imagine it to be from these two groups. Song titles include "I'm Working at NASA on Acid" and "I Want to Get High But I Don't Want Brain Damage."
According to the EP's packaging, which Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne posted on Twitter, the first two tracks were written by the Flaming Lips and feature Lightning Bolt. The other two were written by Lightning Bolt and feature the Flaming Lips. The singer also unveiled some pictures of the ultra-colourful twelve-inch vinyl, which is coming out via Warner Bros.
Scroll past the tracklist to see a crazy video for the distortion-soaked cut "I Want to Get High but I Don't Want Brain Damage." The clip begins with a talking head from Coyne, who says that he will be bringing copies of the EP to an in-store appearance at Boston's Newbury Comics on Tuesday (July 26).
There's no word as to whether the vinyl will see a more widespread release.
The Flaming Lips with Lightning Bolt:
1. "I'm Working at NASA on Acid"
2. "I Want to Get High But I Don't Want Brain Damage"
3. "NASA's Final Acid Bath"
4. "I Want to Get Damaged But I Won't Say Hi"