Phantogram Joins the Flaming Lips in Album Tribute to “Sgt. Pepper”

With a Little Help From My Fwends

On Tuesday (October 28), the Flaming Lips are releasing their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album. It’s titled With a Little Help From My Fwends, and oh what a bunch of fwends are helping them out, including the Local 518’s own Phantogram.

You can listen to the album now at NPR’s First Listen

Proceeds from the benefit album will go to the Bella Foundation, an Oklahoma City nonprofit organization that aids low-income, elderly and terminally ill pet owners with their veterinary bills.

The Lips themselves appear on six of the songs (including classics like “With a Little Help From My Friends,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” and “A Day in the Life”) and the Lips’ new side-project, Electric Wurms, perform “Fixing a Hole.”

A delightfully diverse array of special guest artists are featured on the album, including J. Mascis, My Morning Jacket, Tegan & Sara, Foxygen, Dr. Dog and, yes, Miley Cyrus, who sings on two tracks.

Meanwhile, Phantogram teams up with Julianna Barwick and Spaceface to contribute their ethereal electro-pop waltz rendition of “She’s Leaving Home.”

Here’s the complete track listing for With a Little Help From My Fwends:

1. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”: My Morning Jacket, Fever the Ghost, J. Mascis
2. “With a Little Help From My Friends”: The Flaming Lips, Black Pus, the Autumn Defense
3. “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”: The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, Moby
4. “Getting Better”: Dr. Dog, Chuck Inglish, Morgan Delt
5. “Fixing a Hole”: Electric Wurms
6. “She’s Leaving Home”: Phantogram, Julianna Barwick, Spaceface
7. “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”: The Flaming Lips, MJ Keenan, Puscifer, Sunbears!
8. “Within You Without You”: Birdflower, the Flaming Lips, Morgan Delt
9. “When I’m Sixty-Four”: Def Rain, the Flaming Lips, Pitchwafuzz
10. “Lovely Rita”: Tegan & Sara, Stardeath & White Dwarfs
11. “Good Morning Good Morning”: Zorch, Grace Potter, Treasure Mammal
12. “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)”: Foxygen, Ben Goldwasser
13. “A Day in the Life”: The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, New Fumes

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