While it was announced several months back, new details have emerged surrounding The Flaming Lips' forthcoming track-for-track tribute to The Beatles' classic, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, titled With A Little Help From My Fwends, including its full tracklisting and artist collaborations, featuring acts such as Tegan And Sara, Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis, Tool and A Perfect Circle's MJ Keenan and his new band Puscifer, Miley Cyrus, and more.
With A Little Help From My Fwends will arrive Oct. 28 via Warner Bros.
The Lips previously released a Pink Floyd tribute, in 2009, called The Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins And Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon, and released a general collaboration album, The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends, in 2012. The group's 13th full-length, The Terror, was released in the spring of 2013.
Check out With A Little Help From My Fwends' cover art, tracklist, and collaboration notes, below.
1. “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” – My Morning Jacket, Fever The Ghost, and J Mascis
2. “With A Little Help From My Friends” – The Flaming Lips, Black Pus, and The Autumn Defense
3. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” – The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, and Moby
4. “Getting Better” – Dr. Dog, Chuck Inglish, and Morgan Delt
5. “Fixing A Hole” – Electric Wurms
6. “She's Leaving Home” – Phantogram, Juliana Barwick, and Spaceface
7. “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!” – The Flaming Lips, MJ Keenan, Puscifer, and Sunbears!
8. “Within You Without You” – Birdflower, The Flaming Lips, and Morgan Delt
9. “When I'm Sixty-Four” – Def Rain, The Flaming Lips, and Pitchwafuzz
10. “Lovely Rita” – Tegan And Sera and Stardeath And White Dwarfs
11. “Good Morning Good Morning” – Zorch, Grace Potter, and Treasure Mammal
12. “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” – Foxygen and Ben Goldwasser
13. “A Day In The Life” – The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, and New Fumes
So far, two singles have emerged: Miley Cyrus and Moby collaboration “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” and Electric Wurms' (The Lips' new side project with Nashville band Linear Downfall) “Fixing A Hole.” Listen to both below:
The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, and Moby – “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”
Electric Wurms – “Fixing A Hole”
With A Little Help From My Fwends is available to pre-order here, and all sales will go to The Bella Foundation, an Oklahoma City non-profit which assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.
Here's where you can catch The Flaming Lips on the road for the remainder of 2014:
Sept. 13 – Riot Fest – Chicago, IL
Sept. 14 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 16 – Crossroads KC – Kansas City, MO
Sept. 19 – Riot Fest – Denver, CO
Oct. 25 – Life Is Beautiful Fest – Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 9 – Iceland Airwaves Festival – Reykjavik, Iceland