Mike Ness talks about new Social Distortion album, band’s future plans

Social Distortion singer and guitarist Mike Ness recently gave OC Weekly an update on the band’s anticipated follow-up to Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, and in order to focus on making the record, he stated that they will do “very little playing” next year. He comments:

“I’m currently writing a new record. It will come along better once I stop touring. I can only do one or the other. I don’t really write on the road, so I get ideas and I file them and when I get done touring, I revisit them. In 2013, we’ve scheduled very little playing. We’ve built a new rehearsal studio, so we’ll see about that.”

Mike was also asked about album’s musical direction, and his response was, “I don’t know about that. It’s going to be different from the last record. That’s all I can say that the last record was one of my favorite ones. It was more Americana and roots, combined with the punk. I don’t know, the next record might be more garage-y.”

Social Distortion’s last studio album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, was released in January of last year on Epitaph Records. Their new record is supposed to be out sometime next year or 2014.


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