"Turns out they, the Dogfish Head thought we, The Flaming Lips, were a well branded and marketed entity," Coyne said in a statement. "They thought we were perhaps a cult, a cartoon, a religion, a candy company and an Art Rock Group... Us coming together to make, what might be, the world's first vinyl record filled with pink colored beer... is somehow... perfect!"
The bottle design by Marq Spusta for Dogfish Head looks perfectly crafted for a collaboration with the band behind the dreamy, psychedelic Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. "There’ve been tons of iconic collaborations over the years, but we believe this is the first time a band has been so pivotal and deeply involved in the creation of the beer, the ingredients that were chosen, as well as authoring a song made specifically in tribute of the beer," said Sam Calagione, CEO and founder of Dogfish Head.
The band is also issuing re-releases of their first two albums on Restless Records. The first of those, Scratching the Door: The First Recordings of the Flaming Lips, will be released on April 20.
The vinyl will be tough to get your hands on, but the beer won't be quite so slippery. It's being rolled out this month and will be available nationwide through August.