In an interview with Billboard, The Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne confirms that the band is aiming for a late summer release for their new record, which will be a double album, the first of the band's career. Coyne explained and spoke a bit about the record's sound so far:
"Somewhere along the way it occurred to me that we should do a double album, Just this idea that you can kind of weave a couple of themes into there and you can sort of sprawl a little bit. Our past couple of records we've always had this little dilemma, like how many songs do you put on? How many instruments do you put on? What's the focus?
"And some of my favorite records – thinking Beatles 'White Album,' Zeppelin's 'Physical Graffiti' and even some of the longer things that the Clash have done – part of the reason I like them is that they're not focused. 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 last released At War with the Mystics in 2006.