The National will begin recording their 7th full-length record in October.
He continued: "We're talking about getting together, which won't be until about October, taking a little break and then getting together to try and write together in a room - which we've never done. We always work on little things and email back and forth. We have no idea whether it's going to work or not, but that's as far as we've got with the new record: trying to work out a plan and a different approach.
In a new interview, Mike Einziger revealed that he and Brandon Boyd have been secretly working on new Incubus material. Although that doesn't mean anyone should get their hopes up any time soon.
That doesn’t mean that stuff will be coming anytime soon. Though content has come from the sessions, much of it is in its infancy in terms of development; “They’re ideas but some are further along than others,” Einziger said.
With access to infinite bytes of media, describing a digital object as "rare" sticks out like a lumbering anachronism. YouTube - the official home of lumbering anachronisms - excels at these extraordinarily contradictory moments. Here, for instance, are the Beatles, performing a "VERY RARE" rendition of "Happy Birthday". That sonic obscurity has been heard 2.3 million times. And here is a "Rare Acoustic" version of Slash performing "Sweet Child O' Mine". Over 26 million have devoured this esoteric Axl-less morsel.
This recording is exciting because we are taking a much different approach than on The Beauty Between. That was such a focused and intentional two-year process of writing and recording. Basically it took forever and lots and lots of hours. For this EP, we purposefully gave ourselves about a month to write and record. The whole thing will be a much quicker, spontaneous process. Practice is going well, we have 3 songs done so far.
Self Defense Family will be hitting four studios in four days to record two songs at each of them for their next LP. Check out a photo in the replies detailing the studios and producers the band will be working with.
It sounds fuckin’ weird, man. That’s a really good thing. Right now I’m by myself in the studio; the rest of the band’s not here yet but, yeah, they’ll all come up here later. It’s going good. I’ll work on that for about a month and get as far as I can get. Then in July we have a little bit of a break where I’ll probably finish up the record, and then we have some more touring.
Communities Digital News conducted a great interview with Bill Stevenson. He mentions that the Descendents are working on a new album and that it's a priority for the band in the next few months. There's currently no plans for any new ALL recordings though.
We started on it. We’re not really far into it, but we’re making it a priority to kind of focus on it in the coming months.
Producer Joey Sturgis has teamed up with fellow producers Joel Wanasek and Joe Wohlitz to create Drumforge, which they claim is one of the "most comprehensive drum and cymbal sample libraries ever developed." You can pre-order it here for $249, full press release and video trailer in the replies.