The Flaming Lips - With A Little Help From My Fwends

If you’ve kept up with the Flaming Lips for the past few turbulent weeks (or, honestly, years), you may be encouraged to learn that they have some actual new music coming out, even if that new music does involve one Miley Cyrus. For a while, we’ve been hearing noises about the band’s forthcoming full-length cover of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. They’ve reportedly gotten together with Miley Cyrus and MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden to cover “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” and they’ve shared a snippet of their version of “A Day In The Life,” also featuring Miley. Last night, the band joined Miley onstage at Phones4u Arena in Manchester, covering “Lucy” live and possibly taping it for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards. And today, they’ve announced that the Sgt. Pepper’s tribute, which is called With A Little Help From My Fwends, will arrive this fall. Miley will contribute, as will Moby, the Lips side project Electric Würms, and others. Below, watch some not-great fan-made video of the Lips and Miley doing that “Lucy” cover last night; it sounds way better than you might expect.

(via Pitchfork)

With A Little Help From My Fwends is out 10/28 on Warner Bros.

Comments (5)
  1. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is my least-favourite song on Sgt Peppers.

    • To me, that’s a song with absolutely amazing verses and a really mediocre chorus. I think this version actually improves on the chorus a little bit.

      Interested to see the treatment of ‘Within You, Without You’ and ‘She’s Leaving Home’. We’ll see.

  2. It’s the end of the world as we know it. OWWWOOOOOOOO!

  3. It sounds so awful that it might be good.

  4. Wayne Coyne’s post-mid-life crisis is getting really gimmicky and really sad.

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