|April 22, 2015 – (Burbank, CA.) – The lunatics are taking over the asylum! Howard Stern is surrendering his SiriusXM radio studio to THE FLAMING LIPS on Friday, April 24th. Portlandia star Fred Armisen will host the show, which will feature the Lips doing songs from their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album With A Little Help From My Fwends as well as other surprises. This being The Flaming Lips, expect the unexpected. The special premieres at 11pm ET / 8pm PT on Howard Stern’s exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 101 and through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devises, as well as online at http://www.siriusxm.com/.
With A Little Help From My Fwends, was released October 28th from Warner Bros. Records. The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles’ 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley Cyrus, Moby, My Morning Jacket, J. Mascis, Dr. Dog, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara, Grace Potter, Electric Würms(THE LIPS side project, who recently released their 6-song debut album titled, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others. Click here to purchase.
All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band’s hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.
The track-listing for With A Little Help From My Fwends is as follows:
01. SGT. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
MY MORNING JACKET & FEVER THE GHOST & J. MASCIS
02. With A Little Help From My Friends
THE FLAMING LIPS & BLACK PUS & THE AUTUMN DEFENSE
03. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
THE FLAMING LIPS & MILEY CYRUS & MOBY
04. Getting Better
DR. DOG & CHUCK INGLISH & MORGAN DELT
05. Fixing A Hole
06. She’s Leaving Home
PHANTOGRAM & JULIANNA BARWICK & SPACEFACE
07. Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
THE FLAMING LIPS & MJ KEENAN & PUSCIFER & SUNBEARS!
08. Within You Without You
BIRDFLOWER & THE FLAMING LIPS & MORGAN DELT
09. When I’m Sixty-Four”
DEF RAIN & THE FLAMING LIPS & PITCHWAFUZZ
10. Lovely Rita
TEGAN AND SARA & STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS
11. Good Morning Good Morning
ZORCH & GRACE POTTER & TREASURE MAMMAL
12. SGT. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
FOXYGEN & BEN GOLDWASSER
13. A Day In The Life
THE FLAMING LIPS & MILEY CYRUS & NEW FUMES
In other LIPS news, 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the critically worshipped Clouds Taste Metallic, The Flaming Lips 7th studio album originally released in 1995. Later in the year the band will be releasing expanded anniversary editions of Clouds Taste Metallic with previously unreleased recordings from the sessions including demos, outtakes, radio sessions, live performances and more. More details to be announced soon.
Catch The Flaming Lips on tour:
05/01 Memphis, TN Beale St. Music Festival
05/10 Austin, TX Austin Psych Fest presents Levitation
05/23 Liverpool, UK Sound City
05/29 Nelsonville, OH Nelsonville Music Festival
06/06 Seaside Heights, NJ Gentlemen Of The Road
06/20 Waverly, IA Gentlemen Of The Road
06/27 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
07/12 Lansing, MI Common Ground Music Festival
08/15 Walla Walla WA Gentlemen Of The Road
08/21 Salida, CO Gentlemen Of The Road
08/27 Edinburgh, UK Magners Summer Nights
08/29 Portsmouth, UK Victorious Festival 2015
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