The Flaming Lips have joined forces with McSweeney’s and KCRW to produce an hour-long sci-radio radio drama similar to the classic Orson Welles broadcast, War of the Worlds.
Written by Richard Parks and Andrew Leland Foley, Wayne Coyne’s Human Head-Shaped Tumor is about a talking tumor on Coyne’s leg and features music from such artists as Will Sheff of Okkervil River, The Flaming Lips, Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste, Bill Callahan, Eleanor Friedberger, Oneida and Nico Muhly with voice acting from Droste, Paul F. Tompkins and more.
Check out the complete show here and a complete list of voice actors below, via the Future Heart.
Richard Parks AS THE REPORTER
Wayne Coyne, Michelle Martin Coyne, and Scott Booker (The Flaming Lips) AS THEMSELVES
Will Sheff (Okkervil River) AS THE MEDIVAC PILOT
Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces) AS HERSELF
Matt Frassica and Rachael Myrow AS THE HOSTS OF US RADIO NEWS
Jack Hitt (This American Life) AS HIMSELF
Mallika Menon AS DR. SAMANTHA MENDELL
Brigid Kaelin AS UDA SMALLSON
Gabe Bullard AS HAROLD GREENMAN
Paul F. Tompkins (The Pod F. Tompkast, Thrilling Adventure Hour, Mr. Show) AS KEVIN THE TRAMP
Andrew Leland AS THE HOSPITAL ORDERLY
Bill Callahan (aka Smog) AS THE DOCTOR
Steve Drozd (The Flaming Lips) AS HIMSELF
Nico Muhly (Björk, Philip Glass, Antony and the Johnsons), Fat Bobby and Kid Millions (Oneida) AS THE SOUND SURGEONS
Edward Droste (Grizzly Bear) AS WAYNE COYNE’S HUMAN HEAD-SHAPED TUMOR