A few weeks ago, Slacker Shack told you about The Flaming Lips’ plans to release a 24 hour song this Halloween, and chartered all the mad releases the Lips have gifted the world this year.
As a prelude to the 24 hour song, the band have recently released a six-hour song called, I Found a Star on the Ground (which you can check out over at the Stereogum site here). Not only that, they’ve also got a name for their forthcoming a 24-hour song too – 7 Skies H3.
7 Skies H3, will start streaming at flaminglipstwentyfourhoursong.com at midnight (CDT) this Halloween. As previously reported the day-long tune will also be released on a hard drive encased inside an actual human skull topped with chrome drips. This super-exclusive item (only 13 have been made – and they’ve all been sold) costs a whopping $5,000.
There’s also an acid-trip-themed gummy frog and a skull that has an actual gummy vagina stuck to the back of it (which you have to reach into to get the USB), that will also be released before the year is out. Brilliant stuff!
Is this kind of far-out madness the future of music releases? It’s doubtful, but wouldn’t it be great if it was? Can you imagine an Adele EP scattered into a jar of jellied eels or an N-Dubz album released inside an actual human turd? Wouldn’t that be just perfect?
Forever fans of technology and experimentation the band are also set to pay tribute to Steve Jobs this coming Monday, by performing The Beatles’, Revolution on iPads on MTV’s web-based O Music Awards.
The band is also working on a number of other collaborations including an EP with Deerhoof in December, and a set of songs that the Lips with Nick Cave, Stars, No Age, and Death Cab for Cutie, too.
A limited-edition release that collects all of the Lips’ recent collaborations (including tunes with Neon Indian, Lightening Bolt and Sean Lennon’s, Ghost of a Sabertooth Tiger band) and a handful of new ones is scheduled for release on Record Store Day in April next year.
Finally, a Flaming Lips musical headed by director/producer Des McAnuff (of Jersey Boys fame) is currently in the money-raising stage, and will hopefully start to finally get off the ground next year after seven years of planning.
All brilliantly odd stuff.