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Bon Iver, Coldplay's Chris Martin, and Ke$ha (yes, Ke$ha) score golden tickets to the Lips' sonic Wonka factory on this exclusive Record Store Day release. Their fresh influx of ideas on The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends creates new flavor profiles for the band's loopy psychedelic slurry: Ke$ha spews shards of sass over robot rocker ''2012'' and Martin's dreamy falsetto melts into the meditative dirge ''I Don't Want You to Die,'' while Bon Iver's ''Ashes in the Air'' casts its own woozy spell. Frontman Wayne Coyne remains a singular ringmaster, but here's proof that even mad geniuses need Fwends. A

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Preview Chris with Flaming Lips


Watch the Flaming Lips record and mix the new Chris Martin collab with Chris at [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4saGwlVkV4]Heady Fwends - YouTube[/ame] (plus Chris covering the Lips).


Lots more to come very soon. Follow the latest at https://twitter.com/#!/FutureHeartDay and http://www.facebook.com/TheFutureHeart

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OK. It's out now. Here's the finished track plus the rest of the album.


Martin's song closes the album, but I'll put it first here

13."I Don't Want You to Die" (featuring Chris Martin)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADu5teOq-f0]Chris Martin on "Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" - "I Don't Want You To Die" - YouTube[/ame]



1."2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)" (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNLw2TtrZBU]Kesha on "Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" - "2012 (You Must Be Upgraded)" - YouTube[/ame]

2."Ashes in the Air" (featuring Bon Iver)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JqabiTTVh4]Bon Iver on "Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" - "Ashes in the Air" - YouTube[/ame]

3."Helping the Retarded to Find God" (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD0IBpRRkL4]Edward Sharpe on "Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" - "Helping the Retarded to Find God" - YouTube[/ame]

4."Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee" (featuring Prefuse 73)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJR3RBwwHlg]The Flaming Lips: Supermoon Made Me Want To Pee - YouTube[/ame]

5."Children of the Moon" (featuring Tame Impala)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6rvKMzVDmw]Tame Impala, Jim James and Nick Cave on "Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" - YouTube[/ame]

6."That Ain't My Trip" (featuring Jim James) and 7"You, Man? Human???" (featuring Nick Cave)



8."I'm Working at NASA on Acid" (featuring Lightning Bolt) [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOFjDs1Vzzo]The Flaming Lips + Lightning Bolt - I'm Working at NASA on Acid - YouTube[/ame]

Unedited EP version at [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XK3K4KzZRg]Flaming Lips STEREO "I'm Working At NASA On Acid" (with Lightning Bolt) - YouTube[/ame]

9."Do It!" [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8VuCz6OT-M]Yoko Plastic Ono Band on "Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" - Do It! - YouTube[/ame]


10."Is David Bowie Dying?" (featuring Neon Indian) [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2mhqo2ZRIk]Flaming Lips and Neon Indian "Is David Bowie Dying??" - YouTube[/ame]

11."The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (featuring Erykah Badu) [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=553eSnDGI9I]Erykah Badu on "Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" - YouTube[/ame]


12."Girl, You're So Weird" (featuring New Fumes)

Official video


I'll be doing a social media discussion group/ listening party for the album - one song per day. First up will be Martin's song. That will be sometime this week. Follow http://www.facebook.com/TheFutureHeart and http://twitter.com/#!/FutureHeartDay for updates.

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