Phish’s first album in five years will come out July 28 on the band’s own JEMP Records.
Produced by Steve Lillywhite, the still-untitled album, was recorded in New York and is fronted by “Time Turns Elastic,” a 13-minute piece now available on iTunes. A video of the band recording the project is on its website, www.phish.com. Phish guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio performed a classical version of “Time Turns Elastic” with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra last week.
The new album marks the second time Phish has worked with Lillywhite, best known for his work with such acts as U2 and the Rolling Stones. He produced the band’s 1996 album, “Billy Breathes.”
Phish starts its first concert tour in five years May 31 at Boston’s Fenway Park. This includes double-stop performances at Bonnaroo, as well.