Phish Backs Off Touring to Work on New Album This Winter
In a recent Rolling Stone interview, Trey Anastasio revealed that this winter Phish will begin working in the studio on a new album. The Phish guitarist admitted that the band is planning to start working on their first studio set since their 2009 release “Joy and Party Time.” Anastasio also said the band is planning to do less touring in 2012. He said, we are discussing the possibility of some type of new album for this winter. It looks like we will be doing less touring next year, mostly due to some of our band members having family obligations. This winter we want to start working on a new project. It’s still undefined. We will keep it like that on purpose. We’ll get together, then see where things go.
Recently Phish debuted “Steam,” the new song from Tom Marshall and Anastasio. Following Super Ball IX, Phish had a couple dates in August and September booked, but will then be off road for the rest of the fall. Anastasio also mentioned in the interview that he loves Beach House, the indie band, as well as possibly covering the Metallica song “Master of Puppets.”