Earlier this year, we found out that the Flaming Lips were working on a tribute album to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
How does a band go about covering every song from one of the best albums of all time? With a little help from their “fwends,” duh!
The Lips’ With A Little Help From My Fwends drops October 28th, 2014 and features guest artists Moby, Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT, Electric Würms, and – of course – Miley Cyrus. [If you watched the Billboard Music Awards, you’ll remember Wayne Coyne and Miley performing a hazy version of “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” which was actually quite good.]
If you can make out the frontman’s chicken scratches, it looks like J Mascis, Tegan and Sara, Phantogram, and maybe Maynard James Keenan of Tool are among the artists contributing to the record.
I have no idea what this thing is going to sound like, but if it’s any reflection of its components – arguably the best Beatles record ever, redone by a handful of the best creatives in music right now, hello! – then one thing is certain: this is going to be one intense cover album.