Counting Crows have signed a recording deal with Capitol Records for the fall release of their forthcoming studio album, "Somewhere Under Wonderland", it was announced today by Capitol Music Group chairman/ceo Steve Barnett.
It will be the band’s seventh studio album and first of original material for a major label since "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings" in 2008 on Geffen. The group released an album of cover songs, "Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation)", on Cooking Vinyl in April, 2012.
The band will appear on tonight’s episode of NBC’s "Late Night with Seth Meyers" to mark the announcement and perform their hit “Round Here”.
“I'm happy to announce that the new Counting Crows album will be coming out this Fall on Capitol Records!!!” said the band’s Adam Duritz. “Just like The Beatles!!!”
Barnett commented, “It’s not surprising that Counting Crows have built and maintained such a successful career for more than 20 years. The solid bond between the band and their audience has been forged through their great recordings and exciting live performances, and that relationship will continue with the release of 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' and their forthcoming tour.”
Counting Crows -- aside from Duritz, includes drummer Jim Bogios, guitarists David Bryson, David Immergluck and Dan Vickrey, keyboardist Charlie Gillingham and bassist Millard Powers -- have sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with their multiplatinum breakout album "August and Everything After" in 1993.
Consistently ranked as one of the top live bands on the touring circuit, Counting Crows can be seen this summer on the North American leg of their major worldwide tour, which kicks off June 11 in Tampa, FL and will travel through major markets, including their hometown of Berkeley, CA, before concluding in Los Angeles at the historic Greek Theatre on August 17.
This story first appeared on THR.com