Phish debuted a new song and made a major announcement on Wednesday. The band will release "Fuego," its first album in five years, on June 24. The record is available for pre-order right now. According to the band's announcement, the bulk of the album was recorded in Nashville last year and was produced by rock legend Bob Ezrin.
"Fuego" will be Phish's 16th studio album. Last year, as a preview, Trey Anastasio told Rolling Stone that while making the record, the band "created an atmosphere where it's just the four of us again." Drummer Jon Fishman echoed this sentiment in a press release.
"For years, there's been a distinct difference between how we did things live and how we did them in the studio," he said. "But the way we go about things live, the way the musical ball is passed around, is now happening much more in the studio – not because we're trying to duplicate how we play on stage, just because this is how we operate as a band, period."
As a teaser, Phish posted the album's eighth track, "Waiting All Night," on YouTube. Slate already called it an "ideal introduction" for non die-hard fans. It's a breezy five-minute track that easily fits into Phish's 30-year catalog.