The Flaming Lips - "Elephant" (Tame Impala Cover) Video

The Flaming Lips and Tame Impala continue their creative back-and-forth that started with 2012′s Heady Fwends with a video for the Lips’ cover of “Elephant.” They’ve already announced the release of an EP where they’ll cover each other’s songs and this in-studio video is the first official taste of that collaboration. After a successful string of dates along the east coast earlier this fall, the two bands will kick off the first of three west coast shows tonight in LA. Watch the video below.

There’s no news of an official release for the collaborative EP, but it will be available at their shows over the next few days.

Comments (8)
  1. sounds like what the original sounds like when you’ve eaten a shroom truffle.

  2. It was confirmed last week The Flaming Lips/ Tame Impala EP “will be available at the Lips/Tame Impala West Coast shows and on line soon.”

    Side A – Flaming Lips do Tame Impala
    1. Runway, Houses, City, Clouds
    2. Elephant

    Side B – Tame Impala do Flaming Lips
    3. Are You a Hypnotist?
    4. Silver Trembling Hands Like Kids In Glass Hands Like Houses

    Here’s a picture of the credits on the back flap and one of the designs (each copy is a one of a kind multi-color vinyl design by New Fumes)

  3. Sounds like more of the same to me. Each of the last three Lips albums have been a bigger disappointment than the last. Bizarre, overblown production can’t disguise a lack of good songwriting, or, in this case, an uninspired cover.

  4. @Derek MC flumber, your opinion is exactly that…. yours

    i take it you like big flaming lips like ” do you realize ” and ” mr ambulance driver ”

    in other words, fuck off.
    pick up a guitar and try to write something original and tour relentlessly, lets see what you come up with

  5. Where’s Mr. Ivins?

  6. This is garbage.

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