Phish will debut a model new studio album, “Sigma Oasis,” throughout a web-based listening celebration at 9pm ET on April 1 on LivePhish.com, the band’s Facebook page in addition to its SiriusXM channel. The group made the announcement Tuesday (March 31) throughout a video chat as a part of its “Dinner and a Film” archival live performance video sequence.
“Sigma Oasis” is Phish’s first studio launch since 2016’s “Massive Boat” and was largely recorded throughout a week-long session final November at guitarist Trey Anastasio’s barn studio, keyboardist Web page McConnell mentioned through the “Dinner and a Film” set break. The group has been tinkering with the classes ever since with the help of longtime collaborator/engineer Vance Powell.
“To have this mountaintop barn the place we will go and have the concept enjoying collectively is finest and get in there and try this in somewhat bizarre manner, it makes it like a present vibe, as a result of the chemistry occurs,” bassist Mike Gordon mentioned.
“Sigma Oasis” is known as for a music debuted by Anastasio at a solo live performance in December 2018. Phish’s model of the observe was performed stay for the primary time when it opened a Dec. 8, 2019, present in Charleston, S.C. One other new music, “Every part’s Proper,” was briefly teased through the broadcast.
A observe listing for “Sigma Oasis” has not been revealed, however hypothesis abounds that it may function a number of the many songs Phish has carried out stay in recent times however has but to launch as studio variations. It has additionally but to be introduced when and the way the brand new album will probably be launched commercially.
Phish has summer time tour dates on the books starting July 14 in Eugene, Ore., but it surely stays to be seen whether or not they are going to be impacted by the continued COVID-19 pandemic. Anastasio additionally has dates scheduled along with his solo band beginning Might 22 in Baltimore, in addition to 4 exhibits backed by symphony orchestras in June.