It’s been a very long time since Glassjaw released a full length album. There have been a few EPs in between, but let’s be honest. We want another album. In an interview with Revolver magazine (print only), frontman Daryl Palumbo says it’s almost done:
“I’d say it’s near completion. We’re pretty far ahead. We kind of have a release date, but it’s not a hundred percent. By the time this article comes out, I imagine we’ll have one.”
Which is great news, it’s been almost 14 years since they released Worship and Tribute. In December 2015, Glassjaw debuted a new song, New White Extremity, and debuted another, Shira, earlier this month. When it came to the actual title of the album, Palumbo said:
“Justin and I have a got a couple of working titles for the album, but I’m not gonna say any. I haven’t been forced to commit yet, so until that happens, well… let’s just say I’m really good at milking time [laughs]. I wouldn’t say it’s a theme record or a concept record, but there’s a little bit of a thread running through it lyrically. We’re kind of building the visual aesthetic of the record now, the graphic lens through which we’ll view the next year and a half.”
When Palumbo was asked why it’s taken so long to release another record, he said that both he and Justin (Beck, guitarist) have lives outside the band:
“Well, both of us have a lot going on in life in general. Justin has three children. He has a house, a wife, a company. I have a wife and a home and a bunch of other things happening. When the time is right, we write—and then we write a lot. When the band is at the forefront, that’s when the spark really seems to happen. If it was up to me and him, we’d get together every weekend and make an album almost every few months. But I think the most poignant and potent Glassjaw [comes from] us stockpiling the goodness until it’s time to do it. And when it’s time to do it, the universe very much lets us know.”
So still no title, and still no release date- but at least we know there’s some progress. And from what they’ve released so far, this record’s shaping up to be killer.