Thursday, May 14, 2009

From my DF post:


I thought an update might be appreciated on what we’ve been up to the last month, and what we’ll be up to for the next few weeks.

We spent April at Henson Studios (yes, the one with the huge statue of Kermit the Frog on the roof) finishing up the last batch of songs for the record with the talented and witty Irish producer Jacknife Lee. He’s done tons of great work, from Regina Spektor and Bloc Party to U2 and R.E.M., plus he lets his daughters draw on him and then gets the drawings tattoed on. We came out of that session with some unique stuff and I think it really rounded out the record in a spectacular way.

Tomorrow, we start mixing with Rich Costey, who is also a prodigious mixer and producer. We actually worked with him years ago when we did that Nine Inch Nails cover, Head Like a Hole. He’s done great records as well, he mixed and produced the last 2 Muse albums, he’s done Mars Volta, Brand New, Interpol, Foo Fighters, Mastodon, and he can benchpress probably 105 pounds minimum, so we’re very much looking forward to how the mixes turn out.

As you know, we’ll be playing in Toronto at the end of June and doing festivals in Europe at the end of summer, but we’re starting to put together a slew of new tour dates, here and overseas, and we’ll keep you updated as we start confirming them.We know it’s been a few minutes since our last record and tours but we appreciate you waiting patiently and not patiently for the 8th album to be completed.
It’ll be worth the wait.

<3

75 comments:

Anonymous said...

hrr. I hope so.
....
<3 *reluctant*

Charlene said...

CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS please ...

ive never been to a concert before ... i want afi to pop my concert cherry ....

ill spring for backstage! i dont know if thats good enough of an offer for you to come here but ... i could bring cookies ...

<3charlene

Anonymous said...

awesome! i totally can't wait

<3

Jo Emmaljunga said...

Amazing. Just amazing.

Thank you Jade so much for sharing this information with us!

Becca said...

Yay!
Freals!
xo

Panduh [DF] said...

You guys should come to Kentucky!
or at least close to it.
My mom swore on her life that I could go to the next AFI show near KY, so I can't wait until you guys start touring again!
oh, and I joined the DF last week and got my membership stuff today!

michelleimperfect said...

I wish I could see you in Toronto, but thats the weekend in between exams, so I have to study :'(

Slate said...

Aw, so sweet. Thanks for the update! I can't wait for the album to come out, and for the tour! Ahh!

Good luck with everything. :)

Tomi said...

when you guys tour you should DEFINITLY come to COLUMBUS, ohio.

ive been waiting to see you guys snce i was like 7 ='[

helen099 said...

thanks for the news. i'll wait patiently for your "prodigious" album and tour!

♥♥

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jade, the update is much appreciated. I am one of the ones waiting patiently. I love the fact that you guys wait years between your albums. It is so much better that way. You keep us waiting, wanting, longing,... you get the picture. I know it will be worth the wait.

Syvenseks said...

EXCITE!* If you could possibly do a proper headlining show in Vancouver, BC again I'd flip a shit. I was only about 14 when you were there last, haha. Bummer.


*(bike)

Mandy said...

Awww, that's cute. Getting the drawings tattoed on.
I want to go to the Toronto Edgefest and see you guys on tour SOOOO badly... But my parents won't let me...
Their reasons:
1) SCHOOL, STUDY
2) Anything that disturbs the school/study is considered trash or a bad thing
3) Downtown = no good.

That's so not fair =[

Silly Girls Win said...

yayyyyy! :D
i'm excited.

Crimson Butterfly said...

that sounds like a lot of hard work and it must be tiring.

Karlye said...

Yes, I saw this from the board. But every time I read that it gets me more and more excited. Get in a date in Las Vegas sometime this year at least! :)

Thanks for the update Jade. <3333333

LynellMarie said...

You album is going to be great I can feel it. When I open the cd and play it, I'm just going to have a wonderful feeling.
Keep doing great work.
<3

lisa said...

thanks for the update.

My-le and Jasmin. said...

Nice to know that you keep your fans updated <3

ThisSideUp said...

I can't put how excited I am into more coherent words than this: you can't see me, but I'm hyperventilating and pogoing on the ceiling right now. EEEEEEEEEEE!

Jen said...

AHHH!!! NEW ALBUM!! i cant wait!!! im so excited!!! this is going to be awesome!!! you guys are the best!!!!!

Sockses said...

henson studio is supposed to be haunted, did you see any ghosts?

Kyle said...

Thank you<3.

ELAINE said...

Ah, I'm so stoked!

I really hope I can see you guys on tour, it'd be too boss. (San Jose, CA for the win)

EmeraldMuerte said...

Thank you Jade!

We're all looking foward to it, I know it'll be worth the wait. (:

michelle. said...

YES!
it will definitely be worth the wait.

camilla said...

Thanks for the update, Jade. Can't wait to see you guys on the road again!!

<3

Anonymous said...

Thanks Jade , see you in Italy then....

Michele said...

Great ! Thanks JAde

chaoskitten said...

yay!

thank's Jade!you're a star!

here's some love back! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

*hug from midget fan*

Zaina R Ahmed said...

come to Manila.

lezah said...

I send thee my love back. Way to get me all excited!
<3

Kjetil said...

Thanks for the update Jade, were all super exited!

cilliii said...

So nice of you keeping us updated ♥

And you've already two concerts in Germany - YAY! ♥

Lashy said...

YAY UPDATES! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Jade! *hugs*

<3 Lashy

Renee Decay said...

I'm so glad you guys are gonna be releasing a new album. Your music has really helped me grow the past few years since I first got your Art of Drowning CD from my cousin. I've been hooked ever since!
Hope all is well and you are all enjoying yourselves.
Can't wait to see ya guys play again soon hopefully!


<3 Renee

CM Tustan said...

All this is great, but what about the lazers?

alyssa said...

can't stop, won't stop (eh eh).

Anonymous said...

:D.
Just :D!!

kirstie said...

That's so sweet about his daughters and tattoos ^-^

And I'm anxiously anticipating it!

Please please please come to Houston, Texas please! -begs some more-

<3

Houston, Texas. Remember.

Katty said...

will you be going to Oxford, England? or anywhere near there?

Jon said...

I hope the new album is worth the wait, and somehow I trust that it will be. You guys are just special and I seem to like everything you do. I'll admit, DU disappointed me, but even that album compared to many other bands is pretty good. I do think "Crash Love" is a terrible name, though. I'm going to take that as an indication that the angst that was mostly absent on DU will not be making a reprise in this album. I guess Davey is just getting too old for it. I'm sure the music/vocals will be stellar as always. Also, I can't wait to see you guys live again. It's been too long.

LP said...

CANT WAIT!

Anonymous said...

thats sounds amazing! can't wait!

pumpkin.sweet said...

best news I ever heard)) thnk u)))

Anonymous said...

Just please don't let the album be as good as Sing the Sorrow. I'd rather see material which went in a totally different direction than what you're known for than see something like Decemberunderground. No offence, as you clearly worked very hard on it, but it felt like you were trying to stick thematically to AFI's image whilst going in musical directions which didn't mesh. It also felt like self-parody, and releasing it on 6/6/06 didn't help that much. I'm looking forward to Crash Love. You guys so rarely disappoint.

mistilyork said...

Hey Jade,

Thanks for keeping us posted! Appreciate it!

Oropher's World said...

My daughter and I have been very impatiently waiting for your next offering! We're also hoping for a new Blaqk Audio ... hint, hint? ;-)

Gabriela said...

i can't wait for the new album!! i'm sure it's going to be amazing!!

have ever thought of coming to latin america?? i live in chile and i would love to be in one of your shows but the distance makes it hard!

hope you are great!!
bye!

DaNnY_lOvEs_AFI said...

WOW nice i was gonna go to toronto but my mom said that it was to far .......welll if you need to go somewhere you should come to Visalia CA, it would be AWSOME if you did.....LONG LIVE AFI AND YOU

MJ said...

Shit son! You guys have been busy as hell (all with Kermit standing guard, thank goodness). The cool thing about reading this update was seeing the names of many great bands. Please excuse my internet speak, but OMFGWTFBBQ!!!ELEVEN!

Yeah. That about sums up my thoughts.

Wait, I lied. Awesome to Tokio Hotel winning.

Oops, I lied again. How did I miss you posting this on the DF? What the hell. I need to check things like this.

Lya said...

Sometime this year or next year you should stop by Richmond, Virginia :) There are so many dedicated AFI fans all over Virginia, and it would mean the world to me if you could possibly play there <3

Love you much, cuddle Munch for me :)

Anonymous said...

Woohoo! Can't wait for ur new album and Muse's :D Perhaps u guys can release on the same date?! Thanks for the update!

Anonymous said...

we will wait all the time you need :) we know its gonna be worth to wait cuz the new album is gonna be aweoseme (:
JADE YOU ROCK! I LOVE YOU ^^
and... congrats! your band is the sex :D

Kayleigh said...

Cant wait. =D

Cherol said...

Rad!

Kayleigh Control said...

Jadey, I only found out you guys were playing Reading Festival AFTER the tix had sold out. I cried a bit cause I was gonna see you twice in 2006 and both times fell through. It seems I won't ever get to see AFI :'(

Butbutbutbutbut.

As soon as you tour England again, I'ma be the first one there.

You bet your fur. Miaow.

Anonymous said...

yaya!!! i cannot WAIT for the album to come out!!!!!!!!!! we need a release date!

Anonymous said...

Yes! There is an extreme sense of excitement between my friends and me.
I'm positive it will be worth the anticipation; it seems like you guys have put a lot of work into this album. : )

Anonymous said...

Come to Sweden, Lulea!

Sian ^.^ said...

Hey,
Seriously can't wait for the new album, I'm sure it'll be awesome :D Hope you do some shows in Manchester too, it would be awesome to see one of my favorite bands of all time play live ;P
Hope you're all well!
Love you guys loadz!

XOX <3

Anonymous said...

aww. A busy pudge.
Working late on something creative is far more impressive than seeing you read shirtless. =]
<3

Eruanna said...

Exciting! So when can we expect the next album and what kind of sound will you be exploring and sharing with us?

Drea said...

Woo :D
I cant wait!!!
<3

Anonymous said...

i must say...
i'm très excited for the new album
...and the upcoming tour dates :]]

havokisthecure said...

Question...

What do u think about Wolverine`s movie?...

( I dunno if u have talk about this before and I dunno if U`ll answer this, but ANYWAY I wanted to know what the guitarist of my fav band thinks about my fav superhero )

laura said...

I can't wait to see you guys live again, and to have some new AFI songs to listen to!!! :)

Cat said...

Ahhh I can't wait for the new album! :)

Limbo McLaurin said...

I'm very excited for the new album :) Can't wait to hear the genius flowing from the speakers (I feel like I already used that cliche..)

How is Munch? No updates on her in some time.

-Limbo

Anonymous said...

Read this on the DF board a couple days ago. I'm really excited because I don't know what to expect so thanks for not revealing so much along the way! I'm sure it will be awesome! Adam's doing Blaqk Audio background vocals? Cool. I hope all is well and that the earthquake didn't rattle you too much,
-<3 Sarah

Susan said...

perhaps you've seen this site www.beatlestube.net a collective site of songs, videos, lyrics, stories behind the lyrics, etc. also links to similar sites for the rolling stoones, queen, and u2.

thanks for the update!

k17 said...

Thank you for letting us know what's up *^_^* It sounds like the new album is really coming together!

Melodia Sadpain said...

Yay!! Can't wait!!

Playing the new album of one of my favorite bands is always something really important for me, kinda like a ritual. But I know the moment I will unwrap Crash Love, open the case, take a look in the booklet, then put the CD in the player will be utterly sacred. ^^

It's a shame I can't beg you to come to Québec with the "please, I assure you you have lots of fans here!!" since it feels like there's only my sister and me :( but still...

<33

p.s. lawl "a few minutes"

83 said...

I believe you come to Japan!

83 said...

I believe you come to Japan!
I want to meet you.