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The Flaming Lips are recording a Sgt. Pepper’s covers album

on March 17, 2014, 10:20am

Over the weekend, word surfaced that The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, and MGMT singer Andrew VanWyngarden were collaborating on a cover of The Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. Turns out it’s part of a larger projected being spearheaded by the Lips.

As The Future Heart points out, Wayne Coyne and Co. plan to follow up their recent full-on cover albums of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the MoonKing Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King and The Stone Roses’ 1989 eponymous debut LP with a complete remake of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The news shouldn’t come as surprising: The Lips previously played a set consisting entirely of Beatles covers for last year’s New Years Eve show, released a rendition of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” with Sean Lennon, and covered that song with Lennon on Letterman earlier this year.

In addition to Cyrus and VanWyngarden, The Lips are reportedly recruiting Tame Impala, Phantogram, Foxygen, and Zorch, among others, to collaborate on the Sgt. Pepper’s project.

It’s unclear when the album may surface, but keep your eyes glued to Coyne’s Twitter account for updates.

In the meantime, watch The Lips and Cyrus perform “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Part 1)” together (again). After getting together in Los Angeles last month, the two sides joined forces on stage once more in Tulsa last night. Catch the fan-shot video below.

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