Crack in the Road

The Flaming Lips and Heavy Fwends is undoubtedly one of the more exciting releases coming to us on Record Store Day next month. Far from any bog standard vinyl re-release, it’s a full-sized compilation album featuring guest appearances from artists all the way from Nick Cave to Ke$ha – and here we have the first look at one of the brand new tracks off that album. With a guest appearance from Bon Iver, this track is very much Justin Vernon adapting to the style of Coyne and co, rather than vice versa. It’s a seriously awesome little song that not only demonstrates that The Flaming Lips are (once again) progressing on from their Embryonic sound, but are also actually putting the effort in to releasing an genuinely well-made full album next month – which is something to get pretty damned excited about.