MGMT, Karen O, Weird German Mathematician On New Flaming Lips LP

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.