Lettuce has been hard at work on a new album. While they released their live Miles Davis tribute album Witches Stew in 2017 and their Mt. Crushmore EP in 2016, the new project will mark their first full-length studio LP since 2015’s Crush. While details on the new Lettuce album have been sparse, a brief video shared by the band on Wednesday seems to indicate that the new project is beginning to come to fruition.
The new clip appears to be the first episode in a new video series about the album’s creation dubbed The Krewe: A Lettuce Documentary Series, produced by Coastless Media. In it, the band and the album’s producer, multiple Grammy-winner Russ Elevado (D’Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Common, Bilal), talk about how they linked up to work on the new release.
As Elevado notes, “I’ve always been a fan, so when they contacted me, I was like, ‘It’s a no-brainer.'” Drummer Adam Deitch adds, “We were discussing it for months, like, ‘Is Russ in? Is Russ in?'” before the clip cuts back to Elevado, who says, smiling, “Hey, you guys, I could kill this.”
The video goes on to show snippets of the band tracking their respective parts in the studio with Elevado. It also gives some insight into the range of emotions to come in the documentary series, from a teary-eyed Jesus Coomes to a laughing, dancing Eric “Benny” Bloom.
In their social media posts sharing the first installment of this new docuseries, the band reveals that more new content is coming on Friday. While you look forward to that, watch the first clip below:
The Krewe: A Lettuce Documentary Series – Teaser
This is not the first time Lettuce has chronicled the creation of a new album with a documentary. 2016’s Let Us Play similarly took a look inside the making of Crush in addition to pulling back the curtain on the band’s origins.
The band also shared a new snippet to their social media on Thursday pointing at a big announcement coming tomorrow. In the animated clip, an image takes shape with two words above it—Lettuce, Elevate—hinting at the title for the forthcoming album.
Big things coming TOMORROW. pic.twitter.com/wuokuM9097
— Lettuce (@lettucefunk) April 18, 2019
Up next for Lettuce is the band’s 4/20 blowout at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY featuring jazz fusion guitar legend and frequent collaborator John Scofield. For a full list of upcoming Lettuce tour dates, head to the band’s website here.