Even as he tours the world continuing to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his debut release, Andrew W.K. has a new album -- or albums -- in his crosshairs.
The "Party Hard" rocker tells Billboard.com that he has "a huge amount of material" he's been working on for not one but possibly two new albums. "I've been even more recently working on a very focused, proper rock 'n' roll album," W.K. adds. "I will resume that work as soon as I get back to New York in June, so in the summer I'll be recording this new album and hopefully get it done as quick as possible without rushing. It just takes a long time to record in this manner I've chosen to work in, not really having a band play but just (recording) one instrument at a time. So it takes time, but it's worth it. The results justify the means for me."
The album will be W.K.'s first set of all new songs since "Close Calls With Brick Walls," which was released during 2006 in Japan and on vinyl in the U.S. and then received a wider release in 2010. He put out an instrumental album, "55 Cadillac," in 2009 as well as the Japanese-only "Gundam Rock," comprised of songs from the anime series. He also released a "Party All Goddamn Night" EP in 2011 and wrote and recorded the theme song for the 2012 World Snowboarding Championship ("Go, Go, Go, Go") in Norway.