It was basically music's worst-kept secret, but now it's official... The Flaming Lips are releasing a full cover album of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band.
According to Stereogum, the album will be titled With A Little Help From My Fwends and will drop on Oct. 28 via Warner Bros. Records. The Flaming Lips have long teased the release of its Beatles cover album, with plenty Instagram teasers of the band in the recording studio and working on music, especially with Wayne Coyne's new musical BFF, Miley Cyrus.
Cyrus will be featured on at least two With A Little Help From My Fwends tracks; it's been confirmed that she will join Coyne and and join MGMT singer Andrew VanWyngarden on "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and she's also reported to appear on "A Day In The Life."
Last night (May 14), during Cyrus' latest Bangerz Tour stop in Manchester, England, Coyne joined Cyrus on stage for a (likely televised) performance of "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," complete with some light rearrangements and plenty of vomited glitter.
Cyrus isn't the only featured artist on the Sgt. Pepper's cover album. Moby, Phantogram and The Flaming Lips side project Electric Wurms are also expected to appear on the album.
With A Little Help From My Fwends will be The Flaming Lips' second tribute album; the band also released a full-length cover album of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon in 2009.