Phish frontman Trey Anastasio told PBS NewsHour that his band is now at work on a new album, the follow-up to 2009’s Joy. NewsHour producer Mike Melia confirmed the news on his Twitter account after Anastasio was interviewed for an episode of the show that will air later this summer.
In 2o11, Anastasio confirmed that Phish would start working on a new album by 2012. Keyboardist Page McConnell elaborated on the band’s plans to Rolling Stone later that year, saying that they were looking for a sound that showcased their ability as collaborators, as opposed to previous efforts driven by Anastasio’s singular vision. Since their reunion, Anastasio has focused his studio time on a solo album, Traveler, and a Broadway musical.
Melia also tweeted that Anastasio expressed sincere gratitude to Phish’s sizable and devoted fanbase who have stuck by the band throughout the years, noting that even 30 years later, he still recognizes fans who go to every show.