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auto 05-12-09 12:00 PM

The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/embryonic452.jpg

Tracklisting:

1. Convinced of the Hex
2. Sparrow Looks Up at the Machine
3. Evil
4. Aquarius Sabotage
5. See the Leaves
6. If
7. Gemini Syringes
8. Your Bats
9. Powerless

Disc: 2
1. Ego's Last Stand
2. I Can Be a Frog
3. Sagittarius Silver Announcement
4. Worm Mountain
5. Scorpio Sword [Instrumental]
6. Impulse
7. Silver Trembling Hands
8. Virgo Self-Esteem Broadcast [Instrumental]
9. Watching the Planets

Due October 13th from Warner Bros.

from pitchfork:

The Flaming Lips to Drop Double LP

While we eagerly anticipate the Flaming Lips' headlining set at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival-- which will include fan requests!-- the guys are wrapping up their brand new album. It might be called Embryonic, according to a Stereogum report. And now Billboard tells us that the late summer release will be the Oklahoma band's first double LP.

"Our past couple of records we've always had this little dilemma, like how many songs do you put on? How many instruments do you put on? What's the focus? And some of my favorite records-- thinking Beatles White Album, Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti and even some of the longer things that the Clash have done-- part of the reason I like them is that they're not focused. They're kind of like a free-for-all and go everywhere." Wayne Coyne told Billboard, before expounding on the record's "freak-out" vibe.

Song titles include "Convinced of the Hex" and "I Don't Understand Karma".

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Not a fan of their last LP but I always look forward to some new Lips. Hope this one is as weird as it sounds.

Giles 05-12-09 12:17 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
so wait they're releasing this on vinyl, cause when I hear LP that's what it implies ;)

Supermallet 05-12-09 12:42 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
As long as it's better than their last album.

Edit: By that I meant At War with the Mystics. I haven't heard the Christmas on Mars soundtrack yet.

Giles 05-12-09 12:47 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
^ IMO I thought the movie was a tremendous letdown after such a loooooong wait.

auto 05-12-09 12:49 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 

Originally Posted by Giles (Post 9439252)
^ IMO I thought the movie was a tremendous letdown after such a loooooong wait.

But how was the soundtrack?

Anyone heard the Lips cover of Madonna's Borderline?

Giles 05-12-09 12:55 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
^ I'd love to hear THAT!

Mikael79 05-12-09 01:46 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
I love The Flaming Lips, and always buy their albums during release week, but I do hate having to re-buy everything once they release it in 5.1. Always worth it, but it's just a little kick in the ass that I always know is coming.

sauce07 05-12-09 02:43 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
I thought AWWTM was a great album, still listen to it a few times a year (not as much as Yoshimi, SB or CTM though).

The Lips cover of borderline is epic. Stats off slow and melodic, Wayne put all his effort into the vocals and the end just explodes.

And just to continue my fanboy rant, Christmas on Mars was really weird but good at the same time. It shows the passion of everybody involved in making it come to reality and it just feels like it fits in with the band.

Hixx 05-12-09 02:49 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
At War with the Mystics was OK at best IMO.

My main issue with it is there really is no coherence between the more serious stuff like Vein of Stars and Sound of Failure and the goofy stuff like Free Radicals and Haven't Got a Clue.

Plus it's mastered pretty poorly with tons of compression.

Let's hope this one gets back to the brilliance of Yoshimi and Soft Bulletin.

cdollaz 05-12-09 03:02 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
I've tried to like this band and I actually like much of their music, but I just can't take the singer. His has a very thin voice and can't hit the high notes that he often tries to hit. It's almost painful to hear his voice strain when trying.

kefrank 05-12-09 05:36 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 

Originally Posted by auto (Post 9439257)
Anyone heard the Lips cover of Madonna's Borderline?

Yep. I picked up the 7" on Record Store Day and it's amazing.

Supermallet 05-12-09 06:16 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
I also love when they cover Can't Get You Out of My Head live.

JAA 05-13-09 06:52 AM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 

Originally Posted by Hixx (Post 9439579)
. . . it's mastered pretty poorly with tons of compression. . .

But isn't all of their stuff? -wink-

atlantamoi 05-13-09 09:36 AM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 

Originally Posted by Suprmallet (Post 9439238)
As long as it's better than their last album.

Edit: By that I meant At War with the Mystics. I haven't heard the Christmas on Mars soundtrack yet.

I've been listening to the Lips since 1986 and think Mystics and Yoshimi are right at the top of all the material they've released. I love the direction they are going.

Hixx 05-13-09 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by JAA (Post 9440748)
But isn't all of their stuff? -wink-

Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi sound great IMO.

auto 05-13-09 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by atlantamoi (Post 9440999)
I've been listening to the Lips since 1986 and think Mystics and Yoshimi are right at the top of all the material they've released. I love the direction they are going.

I'm a long time fan as well. I really enjoyed the direction they were taking up through Yoshimi but I though Mystics was a misstep. Some great songs but the album didn't mesh for me.

Supermallet 05-13-09 12:59 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
I loved Yoshimi and I have every Lips album. AWWTM just didn't do it for me.

CRM114 05-13-09 02:21 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
^ I concur. It's not terrible though and there are some great moments.

auto 08-13-09 04:38 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
This will be out October 13th. Updated the first post with the fantastic album art.

miller_time22 08-17-09 12:52 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
Having now heard four tracks from the album (Convinced of the Hex, The Impulse, Silver Trembling Hands, and See the Leaves), I am really looking forward to this record. It's probably just my Joy Division worship, but I'm really digging the post-punk vibe given off by some of these songs.

auto 10-13-09 05:15 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
Anyone pick this up today? $7.99 at Best Buy. I'm getting it tomorrow.

JiM T 10-13-09 05:59 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
Went to BB today, and got very confused about this. The standard release is only a single disc, although the CD has been promoted for months as a double CD release. On top of that, BB advertised a limited edition 2 CD/1 DVD set of the album for $16.99, which my store did not have. The worker looked up the details of the limited set for me, and the track list was exactly the same, only spread across two discs. The DVD is apparently only a high-quality audio version of the album. Why spread it across two discs for one release, and contain to a single disc for another??

duse 10-13-09 08:40 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
It is confusing. Also the DVD is hi-res stereo, not 5.1. I guess that'll be released in the near future, hopefully.

auto 10-13-09 09:35 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 
So, this is not a 2 disc release?

Gerry P. 10-13-09 10:14 PM

Re: The Flaming Lips: Embryonic (Double LP) - Late Summer 2009
 

Originally Posted by auto (Post 9771898)
So, this is not a 2 disc release?

It is a 2 LP release. The deluxe CD version divides the album between 2 CDs to simulate the LP experience. The regular CD version has the whole album on 1 disc.


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