Posted in music | tour dates on June 1, 2012

Heady Fwends

With it's cavalcade of guest appearances (Biz Markie, Nick Cave, Yoko Ono, etc.), The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends was arguably the most sought-after Record Store Day 2012 release. (I didn't even see it at any of the stores I went to.) For those who didn't get it, the Lips are making it a legit release, putting it out on CD and digital on June 26th. No new vinyl... for that you're still going to have to go to eBay where it is currently averaging around $40. The tracklist is at the bottom of this post, and if you take a look at it you'll notice that the track with Chris Martin ("I Don't Want You To Die") from the RSD release has been switched with a new song called, "Tasered and Maced," which features Ghostland Observatory's Aaron Behrens.

The band just released a video for, "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face," the album's colaboration with Erykah Badu. The video features Erykah's sister, Nayrok, naked in a bathtub as she's showered in glitter, blood, and... hair conditioner? Needless to say it's NSFW. Do the Flaming Lips make any other kind of video anymore? You can watch it below.

A press release states they're also working on a new Flaming Lips studio album, which should see a release this fall, followed by a tour. That tour hasn't been announced yet, but the Lips are making the festival rounds this summer, playing the Happy Funtime Fest in Dallas tonight (6/1) and the Free Press Summer Fest in Houston tomorrow (6/2). No NYC date on the horizon but a list of all upcoming appearances are below.

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The Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends
1. "2012 (You Must Be Upgraded) "(w/ Ke$ha, Biz Markie & Hour Of The Time Majesty 12)
2. "Ashes In The Air" (Featuring Bon Iver)
3. "Helping The Retarded To Know God" (Featuring Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros)
4. "Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee" (Featuring Prefuse 73)
5. "Children Of The Moon" (Featuring Tame Impala)
6. "That Ain't My Trip" (Featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
7. "You, Man? Human???" (Featuring Nick Cave)
8. "I'm Working At NASA On Acid" (Featuring Lightning Bolt)
9. "Do It!" (Featuring Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band)
10. "Is David Bowie Dying?" (Featuring Neon Indian)
11. "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (Featuring Erykah Badu)
12. "Girl, You're So Weird" (Featuring New Fumes)
13. "Tasered And Maced" (Featuring Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory)

Flaming Lips - 2012 Tour Dates
Fri June 1 Happy Funtime Fest / Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas, TX
Sat June 2 Free Press Summer Fest Houston, TX
ThurJune 8 Primavera Sound Fest. Porto, Portugal
FriJune 9 Parklife Weekender Manchester, UK
SatJune 16 NXNW Fest./ Young Dundas Sq Toronto, CAN
Thur June 21 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
Fri June 22 Liberty Hall Lawrence, KS
SunJune 24 Rivers Edge Fest / Harriet Island Park St. Paul. MN
Sat July 7 Kongsberg Jazz Fest. Kongsberg, NOR
Tues July 10 Sherwood Fest Padua, Italy
WedJuly 11 Le Gru Turin, Italy
FriJuly 13 Colours of Ostrava Fest Ostrava, Czech
Sun July 15 Dour Fest Dour, Belgium
FriJuly 20 All Good Fest Thornville, OH
Sun July 22 Firefly Music Fest Dover, DE
FriJuly 27 Greenville Fest Schonwalde-Glien, GER
Sun Aug 16 LouFest / Forest Park St. Louis, MO

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Comments (10)

Meh$ha

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:08 PM

Ok, we know you guys are weird. Now hows about making another great album?

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 2:14 PM

^This. It's been 10 years by my count.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 4:37 PM

That Flaming Lips and Erykah Badu video is kinda oddly funny, then sort of sexy, & at the end not so much.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 5:45 PM

Kesha is damn cute. There, I said it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 6:27 PM

With *its* cavalcade, not it's.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 6:40 PM

I'd hit it

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 7:26 PM

Kesha is damn moronic, especially her lyrics. There, I said it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 1, 2012 8:04 PM

Kesha is not that bad, there i said it!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 8:47 AM

Nice stuff from the flaming lips.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 4:47 PM

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