On Tuesday (October 28), the Flaming Lips are releasing their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album. It’s titled With a Little Help From My Fwends, and oh what a bunch of fwends are helping them out, including the Local 518’s own Phantogram.
You can listen to the album now at NPR’s First Listen…
Proceeds from the benefit album will go to the Bella Foundation, an Oklahoma City nonprofit organization that aids low-income, elderly and terminally ill pet owners with their veterinary bills.
The Lips themselves appear on six of the songs (including classics like “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “A Day in the Life”) and the Lips’ new side-project, Electric Wurms, perform “Fixing a Hole.”
A delightfully diverse array of special guest artists are featured on the album, including J. Mascis, My Morning Jacket, Tegan & Sara, Foxygen, Dr. Dog and, yes, Miley Cyrus, who sings on two tracks.
Meanwhile, Phantogram teams up with Julianna Barwick and Spaceface to contribute their ethereal electro-pop waltz rendition of “She’s Leaving Home.”
Here’s the complete track listing for With a Little Help From My Fwends: