Phish have announced their new album, tilted Big Boat, will be released on Oct. 7.
The upcoming record, produced by Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, KISS) — making this the producer’s second collaboration with Phish following 2014’s Fuego — and recorded between Nashville, New York, and their home state of Vermont, will be the band’s 13th album over a career that’s spanned 30 years.
The news of the album is hot on the heels of the debut of single “Breath and Burning” earlier in the week. Vocalist and guitarist Trey Anastasio told NPR that he wrote the song on the beach in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico last January. “I loved watching the faces of all the people dancing and splashing in the ocean while we played. I kept thinking, ‘This will all end sooner or later, one way or another,” he said. “So I’m gonna enjoy every last second of it while we’re still here. I’m not gonna wave away the dessert cart on the Titanic. I want to be like that string quintet that kept playing while it sank.”
The band recently finished up its summer 2016 tour, and is gearing up to the hit road once again this fall starting on Oct. 14 with two nights in Charleston, North Carolina, and making stops in Tennessee, Texas and Georgia, before wrapping up at MGM’s Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Halloween.