The Flaming Lips Release Very NSFW Video For Collaborative Album

Flaming Lips

By Zachary Swickey

The Flaming Lips had a wild year in 2011 – more wild than usual, that is – releasing new music (often collaborations) every month, concocting a gummy skull with USB drive brain, and rocking out in California’s historic Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a pair of special performances. And now, the group has packaged some of their collabs into a new album: The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends.

Heady Fwends finds the Flaming Lips hooking up with a diverse group of artists, including Ke$ha, Biz Markie, Chris Martin and Bon Iver, but their new video with electro act New Fumes, “Girl, You’re So Weird,” is all anyone is talking about.

The highly NSFW video, which you can see here, features smoke bombs erupting various colors and a bevy of naked ladies roaming around a dark room lit only by colored lights and a shiny disco ball. You can even spot a woman relieving herself on the floor. The video was shot on the fly and cheap in the Flaming Lips’ art gallery in Oklahoma City – the Womb.

For more Lips news, this time involving blood, read on!

In other crazy Lips news, Frontman Wayne Coyne revealed to MTV Hive that a few special packages of Heady Fwends (assumingly for the ultra wealthy Lips’ fan) will even contain the blood of his collaborators. (Coyne notably screenprinted a poster with his own blood last year, which went for thousands).

The album will be released on vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day (April 21).

The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends Tracklist:

Side 1:
01. 2012 (feat. Ke$ha and Biz Markie)
02. Ashes In The Air (feat. Bon Iver)
03. Helping The Retarded To Know God (feat. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

Side 2:
04. Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee (feat. Prefuse 73)
05. Children Of The Moon (feat. Tame Impala)
06. That Ain’t My Trip (feat. Jim James of My Morning Jacket)
07. You, Man? Human? (feat. Nick Cave)

Side 3:
08. I’m Working At NASA On Acid (feat. Lightning Bolt)
09. Do It! (feat. Yoko Ono)
10. Is David Bowie Dying? (feat. Neon Indian)

Side 4:
11. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (feat. Erykah Badu)
12. Thunder Drops (feat. New Fumes)
13. I Don’t Want You To Die (feat. Chris Martin of Coldplay)