The Flaming Lips spent their 2011 hooking up with various different artists; during the year, they released collaborative EPs with Neon Indian, Lightning Bolt, Prefuse 73, and the Plastic Ono Band. And this year, they’re planning on rounding up a whole mess of musical peers for a whole collaborative album.
Talking to Rolling Stone, Wayne Coyne says that they’ve already recorded music with Neon Indian, Nick Cave, the Plastic Ono Band, and Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros. Coyne also says that Bon Iver is currently working on something for it, and Coyne also has a wish list of artists he’s hoping to get on board. That list includes Lykke Li, Erykah Badu, and, um, Ke$ha. Do not doubt this man! He can do what he wants!
Coyne says that he’s hoping to release the album in April, and if anyone can pull something like this off, he can. The Flaming Lips, after all, are the rare band who manage to will their goofiest ideas into existence.