Now that The Flaming Lips have released an EP in the form of a seven-pound gummy skull and put out a 24-hour song called “7 Skies H3″ packaged in an actual human skull, they’ve decided to end 2011 on a more festive, less death-obsessed note. Wayne Coyne and co. have put up a website called Atlas Eets Christmas, where they’re streaming various holiday songs. The most notable of these is a new collaboration with Yoko Ono’s Plastic Ono Band, an update of a tune that surfaced in instrumental form in 2007 and is also titled “Atlas Eets Christmas.” Considering that it’s The Flaming Lips and Ono we’re talking about, the track is surprisingly easy on the ears, featuring the requisite seasonal bells and a melody that, despite the intense vocal layering, will remind you of just about every Christmas carol you’ve ever heard. Hear it after the jump.
[via Some Kind of Awesome]