The Offspring working on two new albums?

The Offspring guitarist Noodles guitarist recently talked to Music Feeds about the band’s long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Days Go By, which will be released late this year or next year.

On the status of the record and working with Bob Rock, who is producing it, Noodles said, “Yeah, we’ve been working with Bob on and off on this record for five years, really. But we had a real productive string this year, in the earlier part of the year, we had probably five or six songs that we did just right then and it started to feel like ‘maybe this is the direction we should be going with this record? A little bit more straightforward Offspring stuff’. So we have a whole record or more worth of stuff here — I think we’re looking at making two records out of it — you know, like, splitting ’em up and coming out with a pretty straightforward punk and rock record that sounds like us, and then maybe saving some of the crazier stuff for another record.”

When asked about the “crazier stuff” and what it sounds like, Noodles said, “Well there’s always a song that we do [on each album] — because it’s just fun for us to experiment in the studio where we take different sounds — so sometimes we’ll try some piano or keyboard kind of sound… We have a song that has a lot of horns in it, like a full-on horn section in it, and we’ve been working on that song for a long time. I think that one might be the the one kind of wacky one that we keep on this record, well at least I hope it is! Like, we love this song, it’s such a fun song. It’s a risk to put it out there, but at some point you’ve just gotta say ‘screw it’ man and just go with what you’re feeling and let the chips fall where they may. So I think we’re gonna do that.”

And finally Noodles was asked if there are plans to release new music this year. His response was, “I don’t know, we were hoping to — we were hoping to have something, maybe like a record deal in place this Fall [that’s Spring in Australia], but we don’t have anything — you know, any deals — going. We’ve been talking with a bunch of different labels and distributors, but so far nothing’s really stuck. So we’re not sure how we’re gonna do this. I mean at this point, the way things are distributed, we’re thinking we could even maybe do it ourselves?”


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