The ever-prolific Flaming Lips are launching a new collaborative project, announcing the debut of Deap Lips with the help of Deap Vally.

If you’re a follower of Oklahoma City rockers The Flaming Lips, then you’d be aware that they often enjoy thinking outside the box and recruiting musicians from outside their immediate musical family.

In fact, as time has gone, the group have collaborated with a huge amount of artists for full album releases. In fact, in addition to records made with Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Henry Rollins, Peaches, and Neon Indian, they’ve teamed up with their ‘Heady Fwends’ for a record, and recreated The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a little help from their friends.

Now though, the psych-rockers have teamed up with Los Angeles duo Deap Vally for a brand new group, forming Deap Lips for their latest project.

With the duo of Lindsey Troy and Julie Edwards (who have supported the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, Muse, and Red Hot Chili Peppers) joining the likes of Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd, their self-titled debut release is set to be released on March 13th.

To celebrate the news though, the new supergroup have also shared their first single, with ‘Hope Hell High’ showcasing a folky style that wouldn’t have sounded out of place on classic albums like The Soft Bulletin or Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots.

In related news, The Flaming Lips released their latest album, The King’s Mouth, back in July, and visited Australia only a few months ago as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of The Soft Bulletin.

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While there’s no word if Deap Lips is set to be a touring entity or simply live on in the studio, the first taste definitely has us excited to see what the full album will sound like when it drops next year.

Check out ‘Hope Hell High’ by Deap Lips:

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