Flaming Lips Working with MGMT, Miley Cyrus and More for 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' Remake
Published Mar 17, 2014The Flaming Lips have been no strangers to full-album covers, taking on and rerecording entire LPs from Pink Floyd, King Crimson and the Stone Roses. Up next will likely be their highest profile album remake yet, however, as they have decided to take on the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Over the weekend, Wayne Coyne posted a photo of Miley Cyrus on Instagram and explained that she was recording vocals for a cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds." The track, he added, also features production work from MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden.
Speaking to Rock Sucker [via NME], the Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd explained that the band have also reached out to Tame Impala, Phantogram and Foxygen for contributions.
"I've been doing stuff with Foxygen, they're my favourite band at the moment," Drozd said. "We're trying to get them to do a Sgt. Pepper track, I think we're talking to MGMT, trying to get a bunch of different bands. We've done a couple of these things but I think Wayne is trying to make this one a little more high-profile, more stuff going on, more things connected. It's still in the very early stages though, so I can't say too much about it… Tame Impala — they would definitely be on the list… I'm sure Wayne will try to get Phantogram to do a track for the Beatles record."
Stay tuned for more information on the band's full-album Beatles redo as it becomes available. In related news, Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd joined Miley Cyrus onstage in Tulsa to perform the Flaming Lips' "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Part 1)." It was the second time they've joined Cyrus onstage during her tour, and you can watch it below.
Read our recent Questionnaire with Wayne Coyne here.