Los Lobos has set June 4 as the release date for its next album, "Good Morning Aztlan" (Mammoth). Co-produced by the band and John Leckie (Radiohead, the Verve), the 12-track set is the Los Angeles-ba
Los Lobos has set June 4 as the release date for its next album, "Good Morning Aztlan" (Mammoth). Co-produced by the band and John Leckie (Radiohead, the Verve), the 12-track set is the Los Angeles-based band's 11th studio album, and marks its 25th year together.
"'Good Morning Aztlan' is where we're at in our lives as songwriters and musicians, putting it down exactly how we see it and hear it, just singing and playing our hearts out," guitarist Louie Perez said in a statement. "What really amazes me after this long, we've not only becoming stronger as a band, but we've been able to maintain a sense of enthusiasm and discovery about ourselves and our music."
"Good Morning Aztlan" will be Los Lobos' first album for Mammoth. The band's last set, 1999's "This Time," and the 2000 reissue of 1978's "Del Este de Los Angeles," were released through Disney-owned Hollywood Records.
The band's career was celebrated last summer with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented during the annual Billboard Latin Music Awards. Los Lobos' musical output was also collected on 2000's Grammy-nominated four disc, 86-track collection "El Cancionero Mas Y Mas: A History of the Band From East L.A.," released by Rhino.
Los Lobos is planning to tour behind the release of "Good Morning Aztlan," although a full itinerary is not yet in place. The band is scheduled to perform April 26-27 at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks, Nev., and, as previously reported, will join Michael Franti and Spearhead as the opening act for Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio's May 31 show in Las Vegas.