FLEA RELEASES SOLO EP
FOR SILVERLAKE CONSERVATORY
Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has released a solo EP entitled Helen Burns. Here's what the man himself had to say about the new record (via RedHotChiliPeppers.com):
"Hi people who like The Red Hot Chili Peppers! I love you a lot! Mucho! Just wanted to give you a heads up about this little record 'Helen Burns' I am putting out on the Silverlake Conservatory website".
"Warning! It is not a Chili Pepper record. It does not have songs that are like the Chili Peppers at all. It is a mostly instrumental, weird and arty record, the music is mostly just me creating soundscapes that are very emotional for me, but certainly not for everyone! Just me tripping out at home. I am putting it out to raise money for The Silverlake Conservatory of Music a community based non profit music school that I am an integral part of. There you have it. See you all soon I hope!"
Fans can grab a digital download of the EP with a "name your own price" option on the Silverlake Conservatory website.
For vinyl addicts out there, another option is a limited edition 180-gram vinyl that Flea personally signed and also includes an actual piece of a bass string that Flea used while touring. Only 900 copies are available, so act fast and head over to the Silverlake Conservatory website to order.
The EP is set for digital release on August 9.
All songs on the EP were produced, and written by Flea, except '"Helen Burns" which was co-written with Patti Smith.
Helen Burns EP
2. Pedestal Of Infamy
3. A Little Bit Of Sanity
4. Helen Burns
5. 333 revisited