The Flaming Lips brought a New Year's Eve style of show to the Fox Theater a few months early, in October instead of December.
It’s a little less manic than Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Fridays scheme, in which the “Monster” rapper debuted a new song every week for a few months, but the Flaming Lips are getting on board with a similar idea: they plan to release a new song in every month of 2011.
As usual, beatific singer Wayne has the best reasoning for this ever. "Not that I think the old way was boring, but to spend another two years with the same 13 songs, it's just like f--k," he explained to Rolling Stone recently.
The Oklahoma space-rockers will film the recording process…for what, exactly, remains to be seen, but Coyne seems enthusiastic about the process:
"With this new thing, we're going to spend a lot of time recording at our houses or wherever we are at. We'll try to release a song a month and document the song in the making, whether it takes us three or five days or a week. It's gonna be, 'We're working on a song and it's gonna be up by Friday.' We just want to [release material] some other way
I think we're going to just start to do things and put it out. Once we get 11 or 12 songs together, maybe we'll do something else with it. We want to try to live through our music as we create it instead of it being a collection of the last couple years of our lives."
The Lips plan to start the project in late January. Given that they've been together since 1986, something remarkable should come from this new endeavor. Happy New Year, indeed!