New Flaming Lips – “The Supreme Being Teaches Spiderman How To Be In Love” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Spiderman 3 soundtrack caught us all off guard with its indie-friendly roster of artists offering original contributions, and though the Walkmen, YYYs, and Black Mountain tracks are all impressive (particularly that Black Mountains cut, so good), you’re most curious about Coyne and Co.’s offering, originally titled “Spiderman Vs. Muhammad Ali.” How Wayne planned on roping Cassius into the Spidey saga, we had to know. Later, the Lips changed the track title to the equally awesome “The Supreme Being Teaches Spiderman How To Be In Love.”

What would happen to Muhammad? Well, he still plays in the lyric scheme, though we’re not quite sure how, or why. The song itself is sorta sad; the Lips resist their typical, “Spoonful Weighs A Ton” urges toward inevitable exuberance, keeping it melancholy throughout. Have a listen.

The Flaming Lips – “The Supreme Being Teaches Spiderman How To Be In Love” (QT | WMA)

If you haven’t yet, hear the Walkmen and YYYs tracks at MySpace, but just know that the Black Mountain cut (“Stay Free”) is our big winner.

Spider-Man 3: Music From And Inspired By is out 5/1 on Record Collection.