The Flaming Lips have just announced a March 31st release of "The Flaming Side of the Moon," a project they have billed as a companion piece to the original 1973 Pink Floyd album, "The Dark Side Of The Moon," and a stream of the project can be heard below.
"Listeners are encouraged to listen to the new Lips album while listening to 'Dark Side' at the same time," explained the band. "'Flaming Side of the Moon' was also carefully crafted to sync up perfectly with the 1939 film, "The Wizard of Oz." For ideal listening conditions, fans are encouraged to seek out the original Alan Parsons' engineered quadraphonic LP mix of 'Dark Side,' but it will work with the album on any format."
A limited edition 100 vinyl copies will reportedly be distributed to friends and family of the Flaming Lips.
No further details, including a tracklisting, have been announced.
The project marks the second full release of a Dark Side-related project by the group, following 2009's "The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing the Dark Side of the Moon," a collaborative track-for-track reimagining of Pink Floyd's seminal album.