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Stereogum reader Rafaël Zeier recently interviewed Wayne Coyne at the Open Air St Gallen Festival in Switzerland, and got the scoop that McCartney-approved, nightmarish pop bros MGMT and Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O will appear on the Flaming Lips’ forthcoming double album Embryonic. Also making a spoken word cameo is “a weird mathematician guy from Germany.” You can listen to the Q&A here. Says Wayne, “a double record offers more room to be strange.” The band are taking their giant bubble on the road this summer. For select shows, if you buy tickets online you get a digital EP with three Embryonic cuts (“Convinced of the Hex,” “The Impulse,” and “Silver Trembling Hands”) and three rarities from the vault. Meanwhile, Wikipedia seems to think this is the album cover:

Perfect. (We’re trying to get confirmation. Sometimes Wikipedia lies!)

Embryonic is out in September on Warner Bros.

Comments (6)
  1. Is it just me or does the picture seem to conjure up images of a head coming out of a vagina? That’s the Flaming Lips for you.

  2. It looks like the reverse side of the Yeasayer album.

  3. Sean  |   Posted on Jun 29th, 2009 0

    The Lips put that photo out on Facebook when they officially announced the album coming out.

  4. I could care less about their album cover. I want to hear that LP already.

  5. I really hope this new album is better than At War With The Mystics.

    • NIck Rock  |   Posted on Jul 2nd, 2009 0

      Yea, the Mystics album was entertaining, but certainly not the Lips at their full potential. Is Dave Friddman (sp?) producing this one? Everything he touches turns to psychedelic gold – the FLips, MGMT, Black Moth Super Rainbow…

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