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Vocalist Wayne Coyne says the follow-up to 1999's acclaimed 'The Soft Bulletin' has a "contemporary pop" feel...

Flaming Lips vocalist WAYNE COYNE has said that much of their new album has the same “contemporary pop” feel as their NME Album Of The Year ‘THE SOFT BULLETIN’.

As previously revealed on NME.COM, the group have almost completed recording their new album, which is due for release in the UK in May via Warners.

Speaking to MTV news in the US, vocalist Wayne Coyne said the group are using cutting-edge technology to make the recording process as smooth as possible.

He commented: “With all this computer stuff they’ve got nowadays, you can compile rhythms and work on them relentlessly. Before, if we had more than 30 or 40 tracks going, we’d have to run it all manually, and it really would be such a physical task that at some point we’d throw up our hands and say, ‘That’s good enough.’ But now we can endlessly pile it on and just keep picking and choosing which atmospheres we think are complimenting which aspects of the song.”

Speaking about the feel of the currently untitled record, Coyne continued: “It kind of reminds me of ‘The Soft Bulletin’, where we really think we’re doing some experimental music, but it probably sounds more commercial because of it. And now I think some of our early records weren’t experimental at all, even though at the time a lot of people thought they were. We just thought we were making pop music. And now just the opposite has happened where we go in there with the intent of truly being experimental and a lot of it comes across as being very contemporary pop.”