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.