Last November, Jakob Dylan of The Wallflowers told Rolling Stone that he and his band mates had ended their hiatus, saying that a new album was “in the works”.
Today, the band released a press release with more details about that new record, which is due out in the fall on Columbia Records.
For this new album, Dylan re-joined original Wallflowers Rami Jaffee (keyboards) and Greg Richling (bass), along with new drummer Jack Irons (formerly of Pearl Jam and the Red Hot Chili Peppers) and longtime Wallflowers guitarist Stuart Mathis.
The last proper Wallflowers album was 2005′s Rebel, Sweetheart. As quoted in the release, Dylan seems to say that the time off served them well:
It’s been a while since we’ve felt this energized and creative. We haven’t changed our stripes so much as we’re continuing to redefine the animal.
The new record is being recorded at Easy Eye Studio in Nashville (which is owned by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys) with Jay Joyce producing and Rich Costey mixing.
Over the summer, the band will play a handful of tour dates, with more expected soon. For more details visit their site.
Stay tuned for any song premieres or more album news. In the meantime, re-watch their music video for One Headlight, from 1996′s Bringing Down the Horse.