We respect you enough to not lie to you: We didn’t watch the VMAs. Apparently Justin Bieber cried? Well it’s good that our pop stars these days are so in touch with their feelings. More interesting, however, is what happened after the awards show: Miley Cyrus (who hosted the show) released a new album called Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, featuring appearances by Ariel Pink, Big Sean, frequent collaborator Mike Will Made-It, Phantogram’s Sarah Barthel, her father Billy Ray Cyrus, and the Flaming Lips. In fact, the Flaming Lips appear on most of the tracks, making it essentially a collaborative album between the two artists (with guests). That’s the album cover above, which is very much in the Flaming Lips aesthetic.
She spoke about the album to the New York Times, and you can stream Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz below.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.