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The Flaming Lips and Bon Iver Collaborate on a Song for a Record Store Day Release from the Lips

The Flaming Lips worked with a bevy of top-notch artists (see the track list after the jump) for their Record Store Day release The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends. You can catch a preview via this stream of their performance with Bon Iver on "Ashes in the Air".

TRACK LIST

01 2012 (featuring Ke$ha and Biz Markie)

02 Ashes in the Air (featuring Bon Iver)

03 Helping the Retarded to Know God (featuring Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

04 Supermoon Made Me Want to Pee (featuring Prefuse 73)

05 Children of the Moon (featuring Tame Impala)

06 That Ain't My Trip (featuring Jim James of My Morning Jacket)

07 You, Man? Human? (featuring Nick Cave)

08 I'm Working at NASA on Acid (featuring Lightning Bolt)

09 Do It! (featuring Yoko Ono)

10 Is David Bowie Dying? (featuring Neon Indian)

11 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (featuring Erykah Badu)

12 Thunder Drops (featuring New Fumes)

13 I Don't Want You to Die (featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay)

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