The Chicago post-punks are set to release their fifth album and their first in six years.
In an interview with The AV Club, Shellac frontman / engineering legend / noted curmudgeon Steve Albini says that ten finished songs will be whittled down into an eight- or nine-song album. The band has been working on the material over the past seven years.
The members of Shellac have yet to agree on a title or artwork for the album, but the band plans to release the album on Touch And Go Records, their longtime (yet mostly dormant) label. Watch the interview below.
Last year, Shellac’s 1994 album At Action Park was named one of FACT’s top albums of the 90s, where it was celebrated for “combining Minutemen-esque grooves that feel like they could last forever with spit-riddled, sneering vocals and a storming rhythm section.”