The Flaming Lips to reissue Zaireeka for Record Store Day

on January 10, 2013, 8:30am

zai1 The Flaming Lips to reissue Zaireeka for Record Store Day

The Flaming Lips have announced via Twitter that they’re prepping a vinyl reissue of 1997′s Zaireeka  for Record Store Day.  The band’s first album following the departure of guitarist Ronald Jones, the effort was originally released as four separate discs, meant to be played simultaneously on different devices to produce a quadrophonic sound.  In 2011, the band re-visited the concept, releasing a new song on 12 separate YouTube videos.

The announcement of this Zaireeka reissue follows last year’s Record Store Day offering of The Flaming Lips & Heady Fwends, which featured collaborations with Bon Iver, Ke$ha, Jim James, Neon Indian, Tame Impala, and more.

Stream album standout “Okay, I’ll Admit That I Really Don’t Understand” below.


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January 11, 2013 at 6:29 am

Damn, just got myself a new Rega turntable for Christmas… guess I’ll have to go out and buy three more now! ;-)

Seriously, it’ll be interesting to see how this pans out given the format and concept of the original release.

The Future Heart
January 10, 2013 at 1:45 pm

The band did not re-imagined the album utilizing four iPhones in 2011.
They released a new song on 12 youtube videos (that could be played on
iPhones, or any youtube streaming device). (Besides multi-source audio idea) it had nothing at all to do with Zaireeka.

Also Zaireeka is not a guitar-heavy album…
….and it’s the last album “before the highly-lauded The Soft Bulletin” period
..literally the album that came out directly before it. In fact they were recorded together (Soft Bulletin started as Zaireeka tracks that didn’t work in 4 CD format).


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