In a recent interview with Tulsa World, Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne let spill that in the near future he and his band plan to collaborate with Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard. No word yet on exactly what form this collaboration will take, but with the Lips scheduled to put out an album by the end of the year, it’s possible Ben might be lending his talents to the next Flaming Lips LP. In the interview, Wayne said:
“I ran into Ben (Gibbard) at a festival last night and we just started talking. That’s how it happens … We play so many shows with interesting people. This is how I get to know them. Like when Ke$ha was in Tulsa a couple of weeks ago. I want to do something with her. It doesn’t have to be great. It’s just something interesting to do, something we can listen to later.”
I don’t think i’ll be alone in saying that i’m a little bit more interested in the prospect of a Flaming Lips-Ben Gibbard collaboration than a Flaming Lips-Ke$ha collaboration. Coyne also stated that he plans to work with Black Moth Super Rainbow.
Ben is not shy about his longtime love for the Flaming Lips — the Postal Service covered The Soft Bulletin standout, “Suddenly Everything Has Changed” for their 2003 EP. You can download the cover below.