1. Joamiq

    It’s true that this is premature and that there’s a lot to suggest it won’t happen. Then again, there’s a new song, and by all accounts things are clicking, and Dan at least is on record as saying he’d really like to do it, and Jeremy says that when Sunny Day happens, it just happens, so… it just might.

  2. Leor

    Yes, all these are important variables to keep in mind, but they are just variables nonetheless. Aside from the appearance of a new song in the band’s set, there is nothing factual to actually suggest a new album is in the works. The band members have numerous other commitments (Dan’s got a family; Jeremy’s got solo stuff; William is in a bunch of other bands; Nate just recorded with the Jealous Sound and once Foo Fighters starts doing stuff again he’s covered) and in a number of interviews have said, while they’d like to record an album, it might not be in the cards.

    Now, most of the interviews were most likely conducted around August (I know that because that’s when I was trying to figure out interview stuff with Sub Pop). And most of the interviews deny any song coming out. So, you have to figure that between August and September they either 1) wrote the entire song in full or 2) figured out the missing links from earlier practices in order to make it a full song. Still, that’s a solid month at the very least it took for them to write that song, if those calculations are indeed correct (and they are by no means correct). You have to figure it will take a while to 1) write an entire album’s worth of material and 2) record it. And the band has been open about the scheduling difficulties (wanting to reunite in 2007 but the timing didn’t work, etc), that it wouldn’t surprise me if an album didn’t come out.

    And it wouldn’t surprise me if their new song doesn’t end up getting recorded either: after all, it took this long for “Bucket of Chicken,” “9,” and “Spade and Parade” to be released on more than just a short-pressed 7″. Who knows, they could end up just recording a single (especially in the days of digital downloads where bands are more privy to do just that.)

    Whatever the case may be, it’s totally ok to say “this is possible,” but for a music news site like Buzzgrinder to say “this will happen” before giving any sort of disclaimer (like “maybe”) without any actual evidence except for a new song is a bit reckless.

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