More details regarding The Flaming Lips double LP, Embryonic, are starting to emerge, mainly news of who will be guest performing on the album. In an interview with a Swiss website, Wayne Coyne said Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is on a couple songs, and Flaming Lips devotees MGMT are on one as well.
"We have MGMT doing a song with us and we have Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs doing a couple songs with us," said Wayne. "For the Karen O tracks, I just called her up in her hotel room and we just did it right over the telephone. It's pretty absurd."
Karen O over the phone is better than no Karen O, I suppose. But there's also another featured collaborator; a "weird mathematician guy from Germany" (as Coyne put it) does a spoken-word part on the album. Coyne didn't say who the mathematician guy is, but I wonder, really, how weird you have to be to be considered weird by Wayne Coyne.
Embryonic is allegedly due out sometime this fall. [Pitchfork]