March 30, 2014


The Flaming Lips Release Second 'Dark Side of the Moon' LP

Photo Credit: A Horse With No Name
Photo Credit: A Horse With No Name

The Flaming Lips are all about covers, more so now than usual. Recently they covered Tame Impala’s "Elephant," and they're covering the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in its entirety. Plus back in 2010, the Oklahoma alt-rock band took on a similar undertaking when they released Dark Side of the Moon, a track-for-track cover of Pink Floyd's iconic 1973 album. 

Pitchfork reports that the Lips are releasing a companion LP to the 2010 release titled Flaming Side of the Moon "intended to be played at the same time as Pink Floyd's original." According to the band's press release, the new album will also be "carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz.” Which, as per urban legend, so was the initial one from Pink Floyd. (If you haven't seen that, it looks and sounds like this.)

The press release also states that the LP is now available "through all participating digital outlets."