The Flaming Lips are no strangers to the world of musical oddities, often being considered a musical oddity themselves. Now, the group are set to make this year’s Record Store Day just a little bit weirder by releasing a limited edition record filled with beer.
Last week saw the release of this year’s official list of Record Store Day releases, and tucked away under ‘F’ was a new record by The Flaming Lips. The two-song 7″ single just so happens to be inspired by Dogfish Head, the ‘Official Beer of Record Store Day’, which this year has been brewed in close collaboration with the band.
“Wayne [Coyne] and I, and our Dogfish and Lips co-conspirators, shared a goal of making this collaboration an epic, sensory enveloping experience at the intersection of creative beer paired with creative music,” says Dogfish founder and CEO Sam Calagione.
“There’ve been tons of iconic collaborations over the years, but we believe this is the first time a band has been so pivotal and deeply involved in the creation of the beer, the ingredients that were chosen, as well as authoring a song made specifically in tribute of the beer.”
Named ‘Dragons & YumYums’, the pink beer is the inspiration for the two songs on the new Flaming Lips vinyl, ‘The Story Of Yum Yum And Dragon’, and ‘Pouring Beer In Your Ear (The Beer Song)’. So to help celebrate both Record Store Day and the new brew by Dogfish Head, the group are releasing a limited edition of 100 of these records filled with the beer itself.
While The Flaming Lips have been no strangers to crazy vinyl releases and merchandise, including their ‘Gummy’ series, records filled with blood, and even soap in the shape of a foetus, we’re certain that this is just going to become another piece of musical memorabilia that doesn’t get played too often due to its rare nature.
Sadly, the chances of Aussies getting their hands on these records look pretty slim, so you might need to make your way over to The Flaming Lips’ local record store, Guestroom Records in Oklahoma City, to score a copy.