White Denim have started working on a follow-up to their 2011 album 'D,' and singer-guitarist James Petralli reveals that the Austin-based psych-rockers laid down a few tracks for the disc at Wilco's Chicago studio, the Loft, with that group's frontman, Jeff Tweedy, in the producer's chair.
In the Studio
"Arcade Fire STILL with us at DFA ... This is going to be one great sounding album," reads a tweet posted yesterday on the DFA Studio Twitter account. We're not certain who penned that promising Twitter missive, but we wouldn't be surprised if James Murphy was responsible, as the ex-LCD Soundsystem mastermind is co-head of DFA Records, the New York-based label with a recording studio located in NYC.
It turns out that Dave Grohl wasn't exaggerating when he said there's "pretty much an entire" new Foo Fighters record ready to record. That news, which came from the mouth of Dave last week, was an exciting surprise for Foo fans who were resigned to the idea that the band would be on an indefinite hiatus while Grohl focuses on his 'Sound City' movie, his supporting Sound City Players all-star band and whatever other activities keep the always-busy rocker busy.
Icelandic outfit Sigur Ros are holed up in a Los Angeles studio working on a follow-up to last year's 'Valtari' and plan to release the as-yet-untitled album sometime in 2013. The band revealed plans for their seventh full-length during a Reddit AMA that took place Thursday (Jan. 24), and in addition to breaking the news, they posted a previously unreleased studio recording (listen below) of a track titled 'Brennisteinn,' which they debuted last year during a hometown concert in Iceland.
The Black Keys plan to hole up in a North Michigan studio this winter to begin recording the follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 'El Camino' and eighth studio album overall. "It will just be the two of us in a studio in North Michigan during the winter," frontman Dan Auerbach tells British radio BBC 6Music. "It's going to be awesome."
-- Interpol's fifth album and follow-up to their 2010 self-titled effort is still a ways off, but frontman Paul Banks says that the trio recently got back together in the studio "to jam" and he is "really excited" about the potential new material, which he dubs "excellent."
Elbow bassist Pete Turner has revealed that the British rockers have "half an album ready" as they continue to work on the follow-up to last year's 'Build a Rocket Boys!' and that he believes there's a heavy shoegaze influence stylistically impacting the as-yet-untitled disc.
Pearl Jam should be finishing up work on a new album by the end of the year, if comments Matt Cameron made during a recent interview with Rhythm magazine are to be taken at face value. The drummer, who these days also sits behind the drum kit for Soundgarden, spoke of a busy rest of the year that involves plans with both -- recording an album with one band, and touring behind a new album with the other.