By: Spacelab Research Staff
The Flaming Lips are making plans for their first proper double album with the upcoming release of Embryonic (possible working title), due to hit the world some time late this Summer.
Citing influences like the White Album from the Beatles, Physical Graffiti from Led Zeppelin, and any number of double releases from the Clash, Wayne Coyne told Billboard that he likes the idea of the Magnum Opus that chases the 'everything' concept.
"They're kind of like a free-for-all and go everywhere. It's not necessarily because we're prolific, I think we always stay in a sort of perpetual panic of like we never have more songs than we need and we always wonder if any of them are any good to begin with. I do think we probably work best in a panic, so maybe it's best that I planned it this way."
The band will finish up most of the work on the new album before heading out on tour this Summer, and could possibly even play some of the material on the road.
"I would never want to think that we'd want to play too much new material that the audience doesn't know. We have so many requests all of the time to play old stuff, and we're kind of up for anything, really."
They've been recording in Steven Drodz's house (which is for sale, btw) because it's empty and that tends to make for good sound resonance.
"You can't do these things when a house is full of furniture and carpeting. The sound doesn't reverberate with as much clarity, or excitement, or whatever you want to call it," Wayne Coyne told Stereogum.
The album (whatever they decide to call it) will be the follow-up to 2006's release At War with the Mystics.