Primal Scream Finish Recording "Sophisticated" New Album

Primal Scream Finish Recording 'Sophisticated' New Album
Primal Scream spent much of 2010 and 2011 celebrating the 20th anniversary of Screamadelica, giving their iconic 1991 acid house classic a massive box set, some tour dates, and a live DVD and album showcasing some of those performances. Apparently the long-running Scottish band are ready to get off the nostalgia train, as it's been reported they've just wrapped recording sessions for a new album.

An interview with frontman Bobby Gillespie has revealed that the group have completed the as-yet-untitled set, which will allegedly drop early next year. This marks the first new full-length from the unit since 2008's Beautiful Future.

While Gillespie's conversation with Q [via Gigwise] didn't offer up too many concrete details, the singer explained that despite recently revisiting the early '90s dance-scene-exploring Screamadelica, the always-evolving group are keeping its newer tunes grounded in the present.

"It's a rock'n'roll record, but modern rock'n'roll," he said of the album. "Pretty psychedelic rock, it's kind of guitar-driven but we use guitars in an orchestral way, not in the normal way people make rock records. I think we do it in a more interesting way. We weave the guitars in with electronics and other acoustic instruments to make the core sound."

Gillespie also noted that the upcoming LP "is really sophisticated in terms of the production," and that the "songwriting has got better," which is no doubt a plus, considering Primal Scream are now 30 years into their career.