“Not that I think the old way was boring, but to spend another two years with the same 13 songs, it’s just like fuck,” Flaming Lips frontman, Wayne Coyne told Rolling Stone. The band is looking for a different way to record their music in the new year and aim to release one new song each month, starting in late January — though Coyne admits they may not have the first one ready by month’s end.
“With this new thing, we’re going to spend a lot of time recording at our houses or wherever we are at. We’ll try to release a song a month and document the song in the making, whether it takes us three or five days or a week,” he added. The band will be collecting in their original Oklahoma stomping grounds, working with founding member of Mercury Rev and longtime Lips producer, Dave Fridmann.
They only thing left for the legendary bunch of weirdos to figure out now that they’ve decided what to do with their next release(s), is how exactly to get the songs out there — the band rarely takes the straight forward approach. “The dilemma is whether we’re going to release it on vinyl, cereal boxes or some of it on toys that we make,” Coyne said, “Sometimes, the music is the simplest part of any of these things. We’ll be making these little videos that connect in the end to a bigger movie we’ll be making next year as well. It sounds like a bunch of fuckin’ work, but it’s different way of thinking about songs than just holing up.” [Pitchfork]