Modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd has delayed the release of its hotly anticipated second Interscope album. Tentatively titled "Life of Display," the set is now expected in August.

Modern rock act Puddle Of Mudd has delayed the release of its hotly anticipated second Interscope album. Tentatively titled "Life of Display," the set is now expected in August. Although the band has already tracked 17 songs for the follow up to 2001's triple-platinum "Come Clean" with Creed producer John Kurzweg, Puddle Of Mudd will remain in the studio in order to complete three newly-penned numbers.

"Recording new songs is gonna push the record back again," guitarist Paul Phillips posted on the official Puddle Of Mudd Web site. "I think that we're looking at mid-to-late August. I'm real sorry, but we really want to give you guys the best record possible."

Although Phillips says that the three new songs "may or may not make the cut," the group feels they need to be recorded. "If they come out good, it's just more songs for all of you," says the guitarist, who promises "Good things come to those who wait."

"This is definitely the record that we've always wanted to make, and I can't wait to see how everyone reacts when they hear it for the first time," Phillips wrote in an earlier post. "I mean, I'm usually the last person to brag about our band, but I really feel good about these songs. There has been a real growth in everyone's songwriting and individual contributions, so hopefully you will be as excited as we are when this record comes out."

The guitarist says that the group selected the title "Life of Display," because "that is basically what our music and lives are." Although an extensive tour is being planned to support the new set, Puddle Of Mudd's only confirmed date for the remainder of 2003 is at Rolling Rock's Town Fair. As previously reported, the group will appear July 26 at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field alongside Blink 182, 311, Sum 41, Def Leppard, and Trapt.