Published Jun 21, 2012For the last few years, the Flaming Lips have given us some crazy releases, from high-profile collaborations to gummy skull EPs and epically long mega-jams. Now, the veteran psych pop troupe have set their sights on a more conventional collection: their next studio album.
As Wayne Coyne explained in a new Rolling Stone interview, the band have been recording in Buffalo, NY, and frontman said, "We did a session last week, and when we get a free couple weeks at the end of July we'll finish it up. I honestly think it might be the best Flaming Lips record that we've ever made."
Some of the tracks were composed during the sessions for their collaborative The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends collection, which came out on Record Store Day but will get a wide release on Tuesday (June 26).
"It really took us by surprise," Coyne said of the upcoming as-yet-untitled album. "We were kind of making it like we were sleepwalking."
He noted that the band entered "strange, different spheres" during the writing process, which sounds like an apt description for just about any Flaming Lips release.
Look for the Flaming Lips to complete and release their new LP soon. That is, of course, unless the stress of feuding with Erykah Badu and gunning for a Guinness World Record doesn't wear them out first.
When it's released, this album will be the band's first official studio album since 2009's Embryonic.