Well, thanks to a recent interview between drummer Sam Fogarino and Paste, we got our answer. According to Fogarino, the band spent the spring recording its still-untitled fourth album in Manhattans famed Electric Lady studios and will look to reveal the finished product on Capitol Records in early 2010. As in just a few months from now!
As for what to expect? The new record falls back towards the first, Fogarino told Paste. In trying to move forward, there was an unspoken realization that you cant let go of your sonic-defining tag. There was an effort in Daniel [Kessler]s guitar tone; he rediscovered it playing in his loft space for a year without anybody. The quality of that tone, played in a big room, is just beautiful. It creates an atmosphere.
The first, aka 2002’s Turn on the Bright Lights, aka as our 35th favorite album of the decade? Well, that’s good!