The Flaming Lips release Flaming Side of the Moon, a “companion album” to Dark Side of the Moon; 100% essential!

The Flaming Lips release Flaming Side of the Moon, a "companion album" to Dark Side of the Moon; 100% essential!

Ah, thanks for keeping TMT News in business, Wayne Coyne! Seems like just about every other week or so, that dude and his team of fearless freaks (a term I just made up right now) are churning out some new and ridiculous thing that kinda hypes itself.

Like, for real. Last month it was this crazy 24-hour song shit for Record Store Day, and now the band have surprise-announced that they’ve uploaded a “companion album” to Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (which, don’t forget, they also covered in its entirety a couple years ago) to their official SoundCloud page. Seriously. It’s called Flaming Side of the Moon. You can stream it, and it’s available digitally at all those places where digital music is being-all-available-at. Yeah, I know. Like, shit dude. When the hell do they do all this stuff? And yeah, like, how long were they sitting on this goofy thing!?!

“Great, but what’s its deal, though?” you ask. Cool question. Let’s ask the official press release oracle together:

Designed as an immersive companion piece to the original 1973 album, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, listeners are encouraged to listen to the new LIPS album while listening to DARK SIDE at the same time. FLAMING SIDE OF THE MOON was also carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, THE WIZARD OF OZ. For ideal listening conditions, fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons’ engineered quadraphonic LP mix of DARK SIDE, but it will work with the album on any format. Available now through all participating digital outlets.

Umm, did that answer that question like, at all?

Well, I don’t know. Just listen to the thing below like I’m about to. I’ll see you all again next week when I have yet another wacky piece of Lips news to report.

Also, fuck. Here’s a bunch of shows that they’re playing too. Cuz, why not?

Wayne Coyne Record Store dates:

3.31.14 - Long Beach, CA - Fingerprints
4.01.14 - San Diego, CA - M-Theory Music
4.03.14 - San Francisco, CA - Aquarius Records

Lips dates:

05.16-18.14 - Gulf Shores, AL - The Hangout Festival
05.24.14 - Brussels, Belgium - Cirque Royal Nuits Botanique
05.26.14 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Usher Hall
05.27.14 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo
05.28.14 - London, UK - O2 Academy Brixton
05.29.14 - Nottingham, US - Capital FM Arena Nottingham
05.31.14 - Dublin, Ireland - Forbidden Fruit Festival
06.06-08.14 - Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Music Festival
06.06-08.14 - Austin, TX - X Games Austin
06.10.14 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
06.12.14 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
06.13-15.14 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
07.13.14 - Cincinnati, OH - Bunbury Music Festival
08.30.14 - Larmer Tree Gardens,UK - End of the Road Festival
11.09 .14 - Reykjavik, Iceland - Iceland Airwaves

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