– The world’s most predictably unpredictable band, THE FLAMING LIPS
, have teamed up with their Oklahoma City brethren, STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS
to record their own unique take of Pink Floyd’s 1973 classic album THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
, which will become available online only beginning December 22nd,
under the title of “THE FLAMING LIPS and STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS WITH HENRY ROLLINS AND PEACHES DOING THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON.”
The collaborative project was recorded after several weeks of both bands touring the world together and mutually citing Pink Floyd and “The Dark Side Of the Moon” as one of their primary influences and favorite bands of all time. The sessions were tracked in Oklahoma City and recorded by Trent Bell and Chris Harris, and mastered by Dave Fridmann. The album was co-produced by The Flaming Lips, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Trent Bell, and Scott Booker, and features vocal assistance by Henry Rollins and Peaches.
Starting on Dec 22nd, “THE FLAMING LIPS and STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS WITH HENRY ROLLINS AND PEACHES DOING THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON” will be available for sale digitally via iTunes exclusively for one week only. Then on Dec 29th, the album will be available through all other participating digital outlets. You will be blown away by this inventive and modern interpretation of one of the most enduring and beloved cornerstones in the history of recorded rock music. This recording is purely a labor of love and a truly essential part of your music collection this holiday season.
Track listing as follows:
1. Speak To Me / Breathe (featuring Henry Rollins and Peaches) 2. On The Run (featuring Henry Rollins) 3. Time / Breathe Reprise 4. The Great Gig In The Sky (featuring Peaches and Henry Rollins) 5. Money (featuring Henry Rollins) 6. Us And Them (featuring Henry Rollins) 7. Any Colour You Like 8. Brain Damage (featuring Henry Rollins) 9. Eclipse (featuring Henry Rollins).
As previously announced, THE FLAMING LIPS and STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS will play their last show of 2009 on New Year’s Eve at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Both bands will play full live sets and at midnight, will also perform their version of “The Dark Side Of The Moon” in its entirety. This is the only planned live performance of “T.D.S.O.T.M.” Tickets are still available but going fast. If the words “road” and “trip” come to mind, you’ll know what to do.
Looking for holiday gift suggestions? How about EMBYRONIC, the new album by THE FLAMING LIPS, available now in a limited edition, double vinyl pressing (one blue disc, one yellow) plus a bonus CD of the entire album packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with additional artwork and disturbingly beautiful inner sleeves. It’s a wondrous and highly collectable artifact, but it won’t last long.
Brand new in THE LIPS web store is the curious but beautiful Embryonic “Silver Trembling Fetus” holiday ornament. Would we lie about something as odd as this? Celebrate the CHRISTMAS ON MARS pre-birthed icon in all its three-inch tall shiny pewter glory, perfect for any deserving Flaming Lips fan.
While you’re at it, THE BIRTH, by STARDEATH AND WHITE DWARFS is also available now on vinyl and the popular Compact Disc format, both brought to you by Warner Bros. Records. More new news on both THE LIPS and SDWD soon! Check those web sites often.
Lastly, The Sundance Channel is proud to announce a return engagement this Holiday season of CHRISTMAS ON MARS screening this Christmas Eve. Check local listings for details.