The band reveal which songs are likely to appear on the follow-up to 1999's 'The Soft Bulletin'...
Flaming Lips have revealed titles of 14 songs likely to feature on the follow up to their NME Album Of The Year ‘THE SOFT BULLETIN’.
As previously revealed on NME.COM, the group have almost completed recording their new album in Tarbox Road studios, which is due for release in the UK in May via Warners.
Now, the band have revealed the titles via their official website, www.flaminglips.com. They are: ‘Do Ya Realize’
‘Are You A Hypnotist’
‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’
‘Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 2’
‘Funeral In My Head’
‘Up Above The Daily Hum’
‘Fight Test (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots pt. 3)’
‘One More Robot’
‘Ego Tripping At the Gates of Hell’
‘In The Morning of the Magicians’
‘All We Have Is Now’
‘Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)’
It’s currently unclear if this is the final tracklisting for the as-yet-untitled album, or if the titles of the songs will change in the coming months.
Speaking previously, vocalist Wayne Coyne said that much of the record has the same “contemporary pop” feel as their last effort. He 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.
“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.”