Though they haven’t played together since 2004, Neil Young and Crazy Horse are currently recording a new album. According to a Neil Young fan site, Thrasher’s Wheat, the acclaimed rocker announced the project over the weekend during Park City, Utah’s Slamdance Film Festival, where he was out supporting the Jonathan Demme-directed film Journeys. Since then, both Rolling Stone and Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina (via Facebook) have confirmed the news.
In the same fan report, however, Young was said to have hinted at two Crazy Horse albums in development, one that’s finished and another currently in the works. There may be some truth to this. According to a Rolling Stone interview, which dates back to 2008, Young discussed a Crazy Horse LP recorded in 2000 that he eventually shelved. Titled Toast, the record, according to Young, was “really dark” and featured “everything that the best Crazy Horse albums have had.” So, essentially, Young could be releasing this album, while also working with the band again on a new one. No confirmation on these details just yet, though stay tuned as this story develops.