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Song Premiere: Flaming Lips and Ghostland Observatory, ‘Tasered And Maced’

‘Heady Fwends’ collaboration LP prepped for wide release

Flaming Lips and Ghostland Observatory, 'Tasered And Maced'Flaming Lips and Ghostland Observatory, 'Tasered And Maced'

The Flaming Lips

J. Michelle Martin-Coyne

The Flaming Lips have announced a full physical and digital release for The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends, the band’s exclusive Record Store Day collaboration album, on June 26th. Previously available only on limited edition multi-colored vinyl, the album will feature collaborations with 15 artists, ranging from mainstream icons (Kesha, Bon Iver) to experimental noise-makers (Lightning Bolt, Prefuse 73) to Biz Markie.

The CD and digital release will also feature “Tasered and Maced,” an exclusive new track featuring Aaron Behrens of electro-funk duo Ghostland Observatory. The song is a spoken-word account of a violent, alcohol-fueled encounter with a police officer, set to whining synth riffs and sampled studio chatter. It will take the place of “I Don’t Want You to Die,” a collaboration with Coldplay‘s Chris Martin.

In the meantime, the insanely busy Flaming Lips are plotting a record-breaking 24-hour tour of the South, touring Europe in July, and preparing a brand new studio album for release in the fall. Check out Heady Fwends‘ track listing, and listen to “Tasered and Maced” below:

“2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)” (featuring Kesha, Biz Markie and Hour of the Time Majesty 12)
“Ashes in the Air” (featuring Bon Iver)
“Helping the Retarded to Find God” (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
“Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee” (featuring Prefuse 73)
“Children of the Moon” (featuring Tame Impala)
“That Ain’t My Trip” (featuring Jim James)
“You, Man? Human???” (featuring Nick Cave)
“I’m Working at NASA on Acid” (featuring Lightning Bolt)
“Do It!” (featuring Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band)
“Is David Bowie Dying?” (featuring Neon Indian)
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (featuring Erykah Badu) (written by Ewan MacColl)
“Girl, You’re So Weird” (featuring New Fumes)
“Tasered and Maced” (featuring Aaron Behrens of Ghostland Observatory)

Listen to Flaming Lips and Ghostland Observatory’s “Tasered and Maced”:


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