In a recent interview with Edmonton Journal, Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness offered an update on the band’s long-awaited new album. When the interviewer assumed that touring through the summer and into the fall means that new music isn’t expected too soon, Mike said:
“Yeah, it’s tough. I’ve put a few new songs in the set just to let people know that we’re not sitting on our asses at home. It gets people talking, which is nice. But yeah, once we stop touring in November, we’ll be ready. I’m thinking that by January we’ll be pre-production, but I don’t want to rush something out just to get it out.”
Ness also stated, “I don’t want to rush something just to get it out for a Thanksgiving release. It’s not like Epitaph is on me to get a new record out, though I imagine they’d be happy with a new Social D album.”
We’ll keep you posted once we get more details on the new Social D record, which will be the band’s one since 2011’s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes.