Last year, it was reported at the end of the summer that veteran psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips were in cahoots with Mac DeMarco on a collaborative recording project where the two popular acts would be covering three of each other's songs. The EP project was certainly given plenty of momentum considering Mac and The Lips also played a handful of shows and briefly toured with each other throughout the year.
Fast forward nine months, and fans of both acts are still waiting patiently for the release of the EP, which seemed to have lost some of said momentum in the months since. The Flaming Lips have since announced the upcoming arrival of their Greatest Hits compilation album, and also recently launched their own podcast which breaks down the awesomeness of their wildly fun catalogue of songs. In a new interview with the band’s mad musical scientist frontman, Wayne Coyne, NME got the singer to provide an update on the collaborative EP, which still sounds like it may arrive at some point in the future.
“We played a series of shows together and we were attempting to get that done the shows, just as another interesting thing to promote brotherhood,” Coyne said optimistically when asked about the ongoing project. “Mac, in his schedule, would already have tons of stuff to do, then a week later he would have twice as much stuff to do. He’s like me, he always says yes to things … We had recorded a couple of tracks, there was a day when we were playing Los Angeles and we had a free day, so we scheduled a recording because we knew we wanted to do this ... With Mac, he got a lot of people over to his house, and it was a beautiful night, people were swimming and then I had a sense that it was not going to happen.”
Coyne also spoke about how inspired he is by another young artist in Post Malone. According to a later question in the interview, the members of The Flaming Lips have been listening to his music while traveling on tour throughout the year. Coyne has also spent part of his 2018 working in the studio with garage rock power duo Deap Vally, which was well documented on their Instagram.
Fans can catch Coyne and the rest of The Flaming Lips on their 2018 North American tour, which continues on Thursday night in Jackson, Wyoming. Tickets to select gigs on the summer trek are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.