The Flaming Lips are close to completing their thirteenth regular studio album, which the band’s frontman Wayne Coyne has told Rolling Stone is shaping up to be their ‘best ever album’.
In the interview, Coyne explained the album emerged ‘subconsciously’ while the band were working on the ‘The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends’ record, which was recorded and released earlier last April to mark this year’s Record Store Day and contained collaborations with artists including Yoko Ono and Coldplay.
“We did a session last week, and when we get a free couple weeks at the end of July we’ll finish it up,” Coyne revealed to Rolling Stone. “I honestly think it might be the best Flaming Lips record that we’ve ever made. It really took us by surprise. We were kind of making it like we were sleepwalking.”
Next week, The Flaming Lips will embark on their attempt to break the world record for most gigs performed in 24 hours, which is currently held by rap superstar Jay-Z. Beginning in Memphis, Tennessee on June 27th at 7:30 ET, the band will traverse towns such as Clarksdale, Oxford and Hattiesburg before ending in New Orleans when they hope to have broken the record.Just Published: