Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea announced today he is releasing a solo EP today entitled Helen Burns to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, the non-profit organization he created with friends in 2001.
“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!”
Downloads of the EP are available at “a name your own price” (i.e. whatever you wish to pay — from zero dollars up) HEREÂ until August 9th when it becomes available be at all digital retailers.
Additionally, there will also be a limited edition 180-gram vinyl that Flea will personally sign and include a piece of one of the bass strings he used while touring.
The vinyl can also be ordered HERE.
Helen Burns Tracklisting
Pedestal of Infamy
A Little Bit of Sanity
About the Silverlake Conservatory of Music
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is non-profit organization founded by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and a couple of friends in 2001 with the mission of facilitating basic music education.Â Its primary focus is on the youth of the community, but all are welcome and encouraged to participate.Â The Conservatory offers private music lessons at a reasonable cost and grants scholarships to children in need, providing free lessons and instruments.Â The study of music enriches the life of the student as well as the community and society.
For more on Silverlake Conservatory of Music, visit www.SilverlakeConservatory.com
— Honest Tune Magazine (@HonestTuneMag) July 20, 2012