Californian rock duo, Deap Vally, have teamed up with The Flaming Lips for a new collaborative song ‘Home Thru Hell’.
The new track, which comes as part of the self-titled debut album from their brand new ‘Dead Lips’ project, will be released on March 13th through Cooking Vinyl.
“I can’t remember exactly when I became aware of Deap Vally… but let’s say it was sometime just before I saw them play,” Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne previously said of the collaboration. “I was in Raleigh visiting with the creator of the World’s Largest Gummy Bear, and so getting to experience Deap Vally was just one more cool thing of many cool things that were happening to me. Deap Vally really rocked the mostly all dude crowd that was there to scream to WolfMother. I met Lindsey that night and we both were glad we met. Deap Vally got my phone number and about a year later hit me up, out of the blue, and invited themselves to come to Oklahoma City and jam with us and maybe come up with a couple of songs for their “collaboration” album that they were working on.”
“They showed up with no songs so Steven [Drozd] and I quickly threw together a song and set about playing and tracking and singing and rewriting lyrics and before we knew it we, surprisingly, had a great, great track. Which would become the opening track off the record “Home Thru Hell.” The session in Oklahoma City was fun and spontaneous and a very lucky kind of magic happened…we stumbled upon some really great, catchy, cool songs. They came up with “Shit Talkin” (third song on the album) and Dennis (our engineer) suggested we re-work an old StarDeath and White Dwarfs song (his band he started in 2005) called “The Birth” and that turned into “There Is Know Right There Is Know Wrong.” When our couple of days together had ended we all felt like, somehow, something had just begun.
Coyne added: “For the next year whenever we had another song idea we (Steven, Dennis and I) would put it down with either Steven or I doing a demo voice track and we would ship it off to the gals back in L.A. and see if they could turn it into something cool to listen to and, ya know, the did. It sounded really cool… I mean really fucking cool.. and we were encouraged to, well, just keep trying.
“We were beginning to think we’ve accidentally made a really great record but it’s not really a Deap Vally record, and it’s not really a Flaming Lips record, so the group Deap Lips was born.”
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