The Flaming Lips should also work with these 5 artists on their covers set
Bon Iver, Nick Cave, Edward Sharpe and others are on tap for Oklahoma band's collaboration album
The Flaming Lips have made it abundantly clear that they're rarely interested in making a traditional album anymore. They've done a 24-hour-song, released music inside a gummy skull, created musical suites for synchronized multi-iPod and boombox in-the-rounds... but here's a new one. The band is releasing a set of cover songs, with the help of many guest artists.
Many sites have confirmed that the Oklahoma-based psych-rock crew have tapped Nick Cave, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Plastic Ono Band and Neon Indian for the album; and today, Rolling Stone firmed up the participation of Bon Iver and Wayne Coyne' wishlist. The 'Lips have the desire to work in-studio with acts as diverse as Ke$ha to Lykke Li to Erykah Badu.
"Sometimes it just takes a matter of connecting," Coyne told the mag.
There is a tentative release era of April slated, with artists working in and out of the studio with the band. Bon Iver's Justin Vernon has already sent in two tracks.
Here is a quick list of five other artists I think Flaming Lips should work with:
Feist - Because, hey, she asked nicely.
Tyler, The Creator - It'd be like the annual basketball tourney between the nuthouse and the looney bin.
Passion Pit - I can imagine the two vocalists having a hey-day of loop-de-loops, with dance tunes of the deep end that everyone, with time, would ultimately like.
Tom Waits - The longtime bard's low-end, serious tunes could find some awesome bedfellow with psych-rock
Yo Gabba Gabba! - Actually, the Flaming Lips should curate an entire season -- no! -- an entire spin-off.
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