MGMT And Karen O On New Flaming Lips Album

Oklahoma band pulling in famous friends for guest spots

MGMT and Yeah Yeah Yeah’s singer Karen O will both appear on the new Flaming Lips album.

Lips frontman Coyne told Swiss website Die Klangschau that Karen O appears on a "couple" of song from their new album Embryonic, which will be released in September, while MGMT have contributed one track for the record.

Coyne said: "For us, making a double record means that there’s more room to be strange. When [you] are making a very precise ten or eleven tracks, you want a really focused mood with an arc in it. Whereas I think with a double record, you’re allowed to be abstract, freaky and unfocused – and that appealed to us. We really wanted to have the songs overtake us."

Speaking about the collaboration with Karen O, Coyne also revealed:"I just called her up in her hotel room and we did it right over the telephone. It’s pretty absurd."

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