Phish Announces New Album ‘Fuego’

Fuego, Phish’s first studio album in nearly five years, will be released by JEMP Records on June 24. Later that day, they will perform on ‘Late Show with David Letterman.” Phish recorded Fuego with legendary producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Peter Gabriel) last fall, as the band’s 30th anniversary approached. They memorably performed brand new songs for their Halloween ‘musical costume’ on October 31st at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Today NPR Music’s “All Songs Considered” premieres “Waiting All Night,” one of the album’s 10 original tracks. Fuego is available for pre-order now in digital, CD and vinyl formats at Phish.com. The iTunes album pre-order will launch tomorrow, May 15. Fans who pre-order Fuego at phish.com or on the iTunes Store will instantly receive a download of “Waiting All Night.”

The songs for Fuego took shape during a series of visits to Phish’s longtime creative hub, The Barn, a rustic, reconstructed barn-turned-rehearsal/recording studio located outside Burlington, Vermont. There they explored dozens of ideas, which led to a notable shift in the band’s songwriting approach. While Fuego includes tracks that individual members brought to the table in usual Phish fashion, the bulk of the material was written by all four, working together at The Barn.

“For years, there’s been a distinct difference between how we did things live and how we did them in studio,” notes Jon Fishman. “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.”

Fuego was recorded at Ronnie’s Place and Anarchy Studios in Nashville, TN, Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL and at The Barn in Vermont. A variety of background vocalists and horn players contributed to the album. The title track was recorded at Boardwalk Hall on October 30, as Phish prepared for the Halloween show.

Fuego – Track Listing

Fuego
The Line
Devotion To A Dream
Halfway To The Moon
Winterqueen
Sing Monica
555
Waiting All Night
Wombat
Wingsuit

Catch Phish on Tour this summer!

7/1 Mansfield, MA XFINITY Center
7/3 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/4 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/5 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/8 Philadelphia, PA The Mann
7/9 Philadelphia, PA The Mann
7/11 New York, NY Randall’s Island
7/12 New York, NY Randall’s Island
7/13 New York, NY Randall’s Island
7/15 Canandaigua, NY CMAC
7/16 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/18 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island
7/19 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island
7/20 Chicago, IL FirstMerit Bank Pavilion on Northerly Island
7/25 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
7/26 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/27 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/29 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
7/30 Portsmouth, VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
8/1 Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheater at the Wharf
8/2 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
8/3 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
8/29 Commerce City, CO Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
8/30 Commerce City, CO Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
8/31 Commerce City, CO Dick’s Sporting Goods Park