The Flaming Lips are to release one new song every month throughout 2011. Speaking to Rolling Stone, frontman Wayne Coyne revealed that the band will be working with their regular producer Dave Fridmann in Oklahoma and expectsthe first of the twelve songs to be ready in late January.
"We'll start in late January, though I'm not sure if we'll get together exactly by then. 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."
Coyne continued to explain that the band simply want to release music in a new and less conventional way to the traditional album format.
"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'. 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 dilemma is whether we're going to release it on vinyl, cereal boxes or some of it on toys that we make. Sometimes, the music is the simplest part of any of these things."
The Lips will also be continuing with the visual aspect of their work that has already seen them release four full length video albums.
"We'll be making these little videos that connect in the end to a bigger movie we'll be making next year as well. It sounds like a bunch of f**kin' work, but it's different way of thinking about songs than just holing up."