THE FLAMING LIPS to release a new limited-edition vinyl EP entitled ‘Hypnotist’ on June 16

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The Flaming Lips will unveil a new limited-edition vinyl EP entitled Hypnotist on June 16. It notably collects four fan-favourite tracks previously only available on the 6-CD Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 20th Anniversary Box Set.

Now, they grace the 32-minute Hypnotist giving the songs a vinyl release for the very first time. The tracklisting notably boasts the immersive 24-minute sonic head-trip “Psychedelic Hypnotist Daydream (demo),” which unfurls as one of the group’s most epic gems to date. Additionally, it includes the “Duck Dodgers Theme (Duck Dodgers Demo: With Wayne Scratch Vocal),” “I Know I’ve Got To Make That Dream The Real Thing (Demo),” and, finally, “Do You Realize?? (Instrumental).”

Watch Wayne Coyne revisit the original 4-track recording of “Psychedelic Hypnotist Daydream” – BELOW:

Other recent vinyl releases include two sought-after fan favorite Eps. Fight Test (on Ruby Red Vinyl) and Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell (Glow In the dark Green Vinyl) are available on limited edition vinyl now.

Also available now is the Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots: 20th Anniversary Edition 6-CD box set (100 tracks), filled with original album & EP tracks, plus a plethora of B-Sides, demos, live radio sessions and previously unreleased rarities. The 5-LP box set (56 tracks) was released on April 14.

The Flaming Lips are performing Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in its entirety at select venues around the world. Click HERE for details.



1. Psychedelic Hypnotist Daydream (Demo)


1. Duck Dodgers Theme (Duck Dodgers Demo: With Wayne Scratch Vocal)

2. I Know I’ve Got To Make That Dream The Real Thing (Demo)

3. Do You Realize?? (Instrumental)

The Flaming Lips

Released in July 2002, the sci-fi-themed quasi-concept album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots remains the commercial high-water mark in The Flaming Lips’ wild four-decade journey, giving them their first RIAA-certified Gold Record. As the eagerly awaited follow-up to 1999’s masterwork The Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi proved that singer/guitarist Wayne Coyne and multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd had yet another masterpiece in them. The record yielded the band’s top-streamed track, “Do You Realize??” (a timeless stargazing anthem that, in 2009, was named the Official Rock Song of the band’s native Oklahoma) and also landed the Lips their first-ever GRAMMY Award® win for the cosmic album-closing instrumental “Approaching Pavonis Mons by Balloon (Utopia Planitia).”

Watch Wayne listening to the multi-tracks for “Do You Realize??” – BELOW:

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