They’ve covered everyone from the White Stripes to Pink Floyd, so it only makes sense that the Flaming Lips would sign on for a forthcoming Guided by Voices tribute compilation.
Oklahoma’s favorite sonic sons have apparently tackled the ‘Bee Thousand’ extract ‘Smothered in Hugs,’ based on a new video of frontman Wayne Coyne singing the song into a microphone. Coyne broke the news via his Twitter account last week as he announced, “Spent the morning recording some singing for Guided by Voices tribute record.”
According to Pitchfork, little else is known about the still-untitled project, which is expected for an early 2011 release via No More Fake Labels. So far, the Lips are the most notable band paying tribute to the Robert Pollard-steered outfit. A collaboration between the Breeders’ Kelley Deal and Buffalo Killers is also in the works for the tribute LP, which is reportedly 80 percent finished.
Meanwhile, GBV is about to kick off a fall reunion tour. A lo-fi, limited edition cassette-only compilation called ‘Guided by Guided by Voices’ is already out with inclusions by the likes of relatively obscure acts like Chromium Bitch, Air Waves and Fluffy Lumbers.