Although they seem more likely to release their own strain of weed or tabs of acid, The Flaming Lips have teamed with a U.S. brewery to create a beer for Record Store Day.
Not surprisingly, the beer is wrapped in a suitably-psychedelic label, and will be named Dragons and YumYums ‘cos why not?
In addition they will be recording a beer-themed double A-side for RSD, which — much like their Heady Fwends record, which was pressed with blood mixed into the grooves — will contain some of the beer pressed within the vinyl.
Coyne admits he isn’t a beer drinker — “It just fills me up too much” — but enjoys this one: “Sometimes I’ll taste a beer and I’ll think that someone has poured, like, a ginger ale into in, and I’m like, ‘That’s not right! I kind of like beer to just taste like beer, you know? But I think the beer they’ve made for us is a really great-tasting beer, and I was actually surprised at how much I liked it. I think it’s great — and I think a lot of beer people would agree with me.”
Hopefully we will see some Dragons and YumYums imported to Australia.