The Flaming Lips are set to release their first-ever double album, and it is tentatively scheduled to be released late this summer.
Speaking about the album, Wayne Coyne said the decision to make it a double LP was inspired by jam sessions the band had drummer Steven Drozd’s house:
"I think with this there was an element of accidentally stumbling upon more spontaneous sort of freak-out stuff," Coyne tells Billboard. "We were sitting at (drummer) Steven’s house and we just started out having these freak-out jam sessions where he’d play drums and I’d play bass and we just would sort of do freaky stuff. Some of those recordings, even though they’re not recorded very well, really had a spontaneity about them that we probably wouldn’t have purposely done.”
The band have already written 13 tracks for the record, which is the follow-up to 2006’s ‘At War with the Mystics’, and plan to add a further eight or nine to the effort.