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Sublime with Rome recording first album for summer release

on March 21, 2011, 4:35pm

Since it’s just about spring, most of us are already looking forward to the laid-back, fun-in-the-sun that is summer slowly creeping ever closer. Now, beyond cookouts and scantily clad co-eds soaking up some rays, there’s an even greater reason to celebrate the annual rise in temperature: a new Sublime with Rome album.

According to RollingStone.com, the trio is hard at work at Sonic Ranch studio in El Paso, TX with producer Paul Leary, who produced the original Sublime’s 1996 debut. Specifics are still forthcoming, but the group plans to release the record this summer through their new label, Fueled By Ramen. According to lead lead singer Rome Ramirez, the trio will also soon announce a supporting world tour.

When the group first started making waves, the family of former lead singer Bradley Nowell threatened legal action against the band, thus leading to the modified name. As for the band’s plans to record, Nowell’s widow, Troy Nowell-Holmes, said in a statement, “Sublime with Rome earned the fans’ approval with their live performances by showing it was never about replacing or forgetting Brad – it was about celebrating the music. And now the next chapter begins. Rome is such a great songwriter and with Bud and Eric’s amazing talent to back him up, Sublime with Rome will thrive and shine in its own right. I can’t wait to hear the new material because I know how talented they all are.”