During Phish’s three-night stand in Mexico, guitarist Trey Anastasio let it slip that the group was planning to work on a new album in the few months’ time until summer tour. While the recent appearance of Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman and Page McConnell at a recent Kung Fu funk concert in Nashville, TN was certainly indication that the band was working together, today we have some more official word on the project.
According to a post from Frank Brothers Guitar Co., Anastasio is pictured playing one of the company’s prized guitars in Nashville. Furthermore, the post says that the guitar itself belongs to Bob Ezrin, the famed producer who worked with Phish on the Fuego album. Ezrin has worked with Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd and more in the past, and, as we recently learned, he really doesn’t like Kanye West.
Check out the post below:
@TreyAnastasio in the studio with a Frank Brothers electric guitar!!!! This one belongs to our good friend Bob Ezrin! www.FrankBrothersGuitars.com #Phish #TreyAnastasio #BobEzrin #FrankBrothers #FrankBrothersGuitarCo #Nashville #PhishFood #AmberSunburst #GuitarSpotter #TheToneMob #GuitarPosts #ToneMob #GearTalk #MusiciansDaily #Mojotones #Guitarporn #Gearporn#ElectricGuitars #Guitars #KnowYourTone #GuitarsDaily #StudioLife
Of course, drummer Jon Fishman has been in Philadelphia, PA for the last two days, helping out the Bernie Sanders campaign. This doesn’t preclude Anastasio from working on some guitar overdubs or any additional tracks that he might need to record by himself. According to Relix, however, Fishman said that “The new album will mostly comprise of songs Phish fans have not yet heard… despite the band debuting several new songs on tour in 2015.” He also said that they’re mostly finished recording.
We can’t wait!