Flaming Lips Reveal Guest List for Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Tribute Album
It's been nearly three months since we've last heard any news from the Flaming Lips about their upcoming song-for-song remake of the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album. Now, frontman Wayne Coyne has disclosed the list of performers who will take that trip with him on 'With a Little Help from My Fwends.'
Coyne posted the news by taking a picture of his handwritten notes to his Instagram account (embedded below). Apart from the appearance of Miley Cyrus on two tracks, 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' and 'A Day in the Life,' the names read like a 'Who's Who' of indie rock. Folk-rockers My Morning Jacket and Dinosaur, Jr. founder J Mascis feature on 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,' while the Autumn Defense, a side project of two Wilco members, will help tackle 'With a Little Help from My Friends.'
Tegan and Sara, the act fronted by Canadian twin sisters, appear on 'Lovely Rita,' and Tool singer Maynard James Kennan lends his talents to 'Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!' In an typically bizarre twist, the Electric Wurms, a side project of Coyne and Lips' multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd, will cover 'Fixing a Hole.' Earlier this year, they recorded an EP which included their take on Yes' 'Heart of the Sunrise.'
'With a Little Help from My Fwends' will be released on Oct. 28. Some of the proceeds from the album will be donated to the Bella Foundation, which helps low-income, elderly or terminally ill pet owners in Oklahoma City with the cost of veterinarian’s bills.
'With a Little Help from My Fwends' Track Listing
1. My Morning Jacket, Fever The Ghost, J Mascis – 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band'
2. The Flaming Lips, Black Pus, The Autumn Defense – 'With a Little Help From My Friends'
3. Miley Cyrus, Moby, the Flaming Lips – 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'
4. Dr. Dog and Chuck Inglish – 'Getting Better'
5. Electric Wurms – 'Fixing a Hole'
6. Phantogram, Juliana Barwick – 'She’s Leaving Home'
7. The Flaming Lips, Maynard James Keenan, Sunbears – 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!'
8. Birdflower, Morgan Delt – 'Within You Without You'
9. The Flaming Lips, (unknown) – 'When I’m Sixty-Four'
10. Tegan and Sara, Stardeath And White Dwarves – 'Lovely Rita'
11. Zorch, Grace Potter, Treasure MammaL – 'Good Morning Good Morning'
12. Foxygen, MGMT – 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)'
13. The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus – 'A Day In The Life'