As we eagerly await the start of Phish‘s summer tour this weekend at Chicago’s Northerly Island, bassist Mike Gordon has quietly released the first single from his upcoming as-of-yet unnamed fifth studio album. The punchy pop ditty, “Steps,” has a similar feel to the stronger selections from Gordon’s last solo album, 2014’s Overstep. In a post on his Facebook page, Gordon’s guitarist and songwriting partner, Scott Murawski (Max Creek), confirmed that “Steps” is the first single from the new Mike Gordon album. Mike’s current touring band features Murawski, as well as drummer John Kimock, percussionist Craig Myers and keyboardist Robert Walter. You can listen to “Steps” via Spotify below:
The new tune comes on the heels of a handful of high-profile festival dates early this summer, including Summer Camp and High Sierra. You can see the art for the single below. As of now, it is unclear whether this is the art for the full album, or just for this single. While official info about the new album is still unannounced, we can now enjoy a new track from Gordon as we await the start of Phish tour.
…And speaking of Phish tour, reports on Reddit have confirmed that the band was testing out their 2017 touring rigs this past weekend at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. Gordon also posted a photo from rehearsals last week.
[h/t – JamBase]
[Cover photo via Steve Rose Photos]
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