The band announced the album’s imminent release yesterday via the deeply sketchy internet chat service Chatroulette. Supposedly first single “Latin America” is streaming on Chatroulette today, if you can find it. When I tried just now, the service randomly paired me up with some dude jerking off. I seriously almost barfed. So be prepared for that to happen if you really need to hear the song. (It will be released as an mp3 next week.)
For this album, the band locked its once-rotating lineup down to the the four core dudes who make up the touring band. Band member Graham Walsh engineered Latin, and the band mixed it themselves along with a murderer’s row of outside producers: former Broken Social Scene member/producer Dave Newfeld, Paul “Phones” Epworth, Girls Against Boys’ Eli Janney, and Nine Inch Nails/Johnny Cash producer D. Sardy.