The Flaming Lips f/ Erykah Badu – ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ (NSFW) | Music Video

With the first release from their The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends project, alternative rockers The Flaming Lips team with funky soul maven Erykah Badu for an usual number entitled “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.”

Fittingly, the video is just an unusual as the song. There’s nudity — not implied nudity, butt-naked nudity — glitter, streamers, some stuff that looks like blood, some other stuff that looks like milk or glue or something, butt-slapping and bathtubs, and it’s all in slow motion.

Frankly, I have no idea what’s going on in this thing. Still, I couldn’t turn away.

And for the perverts among you hoping that Erykah has decided to take her “Window Seat” video a step further by actually baring at all, put your tongues back in your mouth, ’cause that ain’t her. Rolling Stone says it’s Erykah’s sister Nayrok.

Check out the odd piece of work (the video’s odd, not Erykah’s sister) below, and grab your copy of The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends on vinyl from wherever vinyl is sold. The project should be available in digital form soon.

***UPDATE #2 (6/2/2012) — Now the video’s been re-upped under the name “Western Esotericism.” That’s not what the song is called, but whatever.***

***UPDATE #1 (6/2/2012) — Looks like somebody doesn’t want us to watch this one anymore so they made it password protected. What a hater.***