Flaming Lips to release a song a month in 2011
As The Flaming Lips ramp up to play their annual New Year’s Eve Freakout Friday night right here in their hometown of Oklahoma City, frontman Wayne Coyne tells Rolling Stone that the experimental rockers plan to go into the studio in January, release new songs every month in 2011 and document on film the entire recording process.
Coyne told the magazine the band would gather in Oklahoma City with longtime producer Dave Fridmann for this ambitious undertaking.
“We’ll start in late January, though I’m not sure if we’ll get together exactly by then,” Coyne told Rolling Stone. “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. It’s gonna be, ‘We’re working on a song and it’s gonna be up by Friday.’ We just want to (release material) some other way.”
Wayne said he no longer wants to “live with” the same 13 songs for two years, the traditional gap between album releases.
“I think we’re going to just start to do things and put it out. Once we get 11 or 12 songs together, maybe we’ll do something else with it. We want to try to live through our music as we create it instead of it being a collection of the last couple years of our lives,” he said.
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