After months of Instagram teasers and live debuts of covers from the record, the Flaming Lips have finally announced the October 28 release of their Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band tribute album, With a Little Help From My Fwends. In addition to starting a PledgeMusic pre-order campaign, the Austin psych-poppers have also offered up the studio version of their Miley Cyrus-led “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” cover (which also features electro-godhead Moby). As the performance at this year’s Billboard Awards suggested, it’s an appropriately sun-dappled and psychedelic rendition of the acid-burned classic, but the Bangerz’ singer’s practiced vocals offer the whole affair a polished edge.
J Mascis, Julianna Barwick, My Morning Jacket, Tegan and Sara, Chuck Inglish, Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale, and Foxygen also feature on the full album.
You can catch the track over at the PledgeMusic page, where you can also preorder the album in a number of different packages. Proceeds will benefit the Bella Foundation, which offers assistance to ill and elderly pet owners.