Liz Phair is hard at work on her fourth Capitol studio album, according to a spokesperson at her management office. Although no producer has been named for the as-yet-untitled disc, the one-time indie

Liz Phair is hard at work on her fourth Capitol studio album, according to a spokesperson at her management office. Although no producer has been named for the as-yet-untitled disc, the one-time indie rock pin-up has a handful of candidates in mind for the project, including longtime collaborator Brad Wood, plus singer/songwriters Michael Penn and Pete Yorn.

Over the past two years, Phair has reportedly amassed 35 new songs, including material penned with Yorn and R. Walt Vincent. According to the spokesperson, the end product promises to vary "from radio-friendly pop to experimental rock with nontraditional arrangements." While no release date has been firmed up, fans can expect the album late this year or in early 2002.

The set is the follow-up to Phair's 1998 album "whitechocolatespaceegg," which she produced with Wood and Scott Litt (R.E.M., Indigo Girls). The album debuted at No. 35 on The Billboard 200.

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