Ween Re-Teaming With Producer Weiss For New CD
Ween is re-teaming with longtime producer Andrew Weiss for its next studio album, which, as previously reported, it plans to record in a 200-year-old farmhouse in Pennsylvania. The set is due sometimeWeen is re-teaming with longtime producer Andrew Weiss for its next studio album, which, as previously reported, it plans to record in a 200-year-old farmhouse in Pennsylvania. The set is due sometime in 2007.
"We have a lot of demos of new material (and we're still writing more) and have pretty much picked out the keeper songs" with Weiss, writes guitarist Mickey "Dean Ween" Melchiondo on Ween's Web site. "Andrew is currently working on a couple different projects and then when he's finished we start tracking the new Ween album."
The as-yet-untitled album will be the long-awaited follow-up to 2003's "Quebec," which will apparently be Ween's last release with Sanctuary. "I can't really say when [the new album] will be released or what label it will be on just yet, but we have been talking with a few different labels about distributing the next album," Melchiondo reveals.
The artist adds that offers are already pouring in for appearances at 2007 festivals but "we wanna be a little conservative about how much we play before the new album is out." An extensive world tour will follow the project's release, and Melchiondo advises fans to "keep an eye out for those impromptu local shows that we inevitably do when we're trying out new material live."
In the meantime, Melchiondo and colleague Aaron "Gene Ween" Freeman will make an appearance tonight (Dec. 8) with friend Chris Harford and his Band Of Changes at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.