Flea has announced that he is releasing a solo EP today entitled Helen Burns.
“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," said Flea.
"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!"
The digital download of the EP is available NOW at “a name your own price” on the Silverlake Conservatory website.
Additionally, there 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. The vinyl can also be ordered on the Silverlake Conservatory website.
The EP will be available on all major digital outlets on August 9th, including iTunes.
2. Pedestal Of Infamy
3. A Little Bit Of Sanity
4. Helen Burns
5. 333 revisited
All songs produced, and written by Flea, except '"Helen Burns" which was co-written with Patti Smith
ABOUT THE SILVERLAKE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
The Silverlake Conservatory of music was founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and a couple friends in 2001. The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate basic musice ducation. Its primary focus is on the youth of the community, but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments. The study of music enriches the life of the student as well as the community and society.
Posted on July 19, 2012