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Listen To Phish's New Studio Album 'Big Boat' via NPR Music September 29, 2016 13:04

Veteran jam rock band Phish recently announced the release of it's 13th studio album, Big Boat.  Very few details of the album were provided at the time, but we have since learned much more.  While Phish has officially released two singles, "Breath and Burning" and "Blaze On," they are now allowing fans to stream the album in its entirety via NPR Music (see below).  Fans will recognize tunes such as "Blaze On" and "No Men In No Man's Land," which were both debuted in the summer or 2015, as well as "Tide Turns," "Waking Up Dead," and "Breath and Burning," which were all debuted over this past summer's tour.  We can't help but notice the absence of two of our favorites from 2016, "Let's Go" and "Ass Handed," but we're keeping our fingers crossed for another potential "bonus album" similar to Party Time after the release of Joy in 2009.

Big Boat was produced by Bob Ezrin, who also produced Fuego, as well as many legendary albums including Pink Floyd’s The Wall, KISS’s Destroyer, Alice Cooper’s School’s Out and Peter Gabriel’s Peter Gabriel I. The LP was completed during Phish’s Summer Tour as guitarist Trey Anastasio mentioned the band had completed the album prior to dedicating "Sing Monica" to Ezrin, who was in the crowd, at Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, CA earlier this summer.  

Anastasio elaborated on the album in an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this summer.

“We’re kind of all over the place, flying down to Nashville to work, and then I’ve been doing a lot of work on overdubs at Avatar, which is in Manhattan, and then we go to Burlington, and worked at the barn, and we’re even working at Page’s house and Mike’s house a little bit,” Trey said.
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He added, “Page brought some great songs, Mike brought some great songs, Fish brought some great songs. I’ve got a lot of new songs. And everybody’s just diving in, in a unified way.”
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Listen To Phish's New Single "Breath And Burning" September 12, 2016 21:00

Photo by Keith Griner: Phierce Photography

Just last week, veteran jam rock group Phish announced the release of its 13th studio album Big Boat.  Very few details of the album were revealed at the time, but we are learning more about the album, which is due out on October 7th, with each day.  Earlier today, the band released "Breath and Burning," the first official taste from Big Boat.  Fans who followed the band's 2016 summer tour will be familiar with "Breath and Burning," as the song was debuted at Klipsch Music Center (Deer Creek) in Noblesville, Indiana on June 28th and was performed a total of six times over the summer.

"I wrote this song on the beach after our three-night run in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico last January," Anastasio tells NPR Music in an email. "I loved watching the faces of all the people dancing and splashing in the ocean while we played. I kept thinking, 'This will all end sooner or later, one way or another. So I'm gonna enjoy every last second of it while we're still here. I'm not gonna wave away the dessert cart on the Titanic. I want to be like that string quintet that kept playing while it sank."

Big Boat was produced by Bob Ezrin, who also produced Fuego, as well as many legendary albums including Pink Floyd’s The Wall, KISS’s Destroyer, Alice Cooper’s School’s Out and Peter Gabriel’s Peter Gabriel I. The LP was completed during Phish’s Summer Tour as guitarist Trey Anastasio mentioned the band had completed the album prior to dedicating "Sing Monica" to Ezrin, who was in the crowd, at Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, CA earlier this summer.  

Listen to Phish's new single "Breath and Burning" via NPR Music here:


Listen To Phish's New Mystery Song From The 'Big Boat' Trailer September 10, 2016 14:15

While very few details regarding Phish's 13th studio album Big Boat have been released, pieces of the puzzle are being put together one at a time.  The latest info we have gathered is regarding the "mystery song" which is playing in the trailer Phish used to announce the album title and release date for Big Boat.  The title of the song is unknown, but the Page McConnell-led tune was performed earlier this summer during soundcheck at The Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA on June 29th.  Listen to the performance below via YouTube user Andrew Grey, and stay tuned for all of the latest info on Big Boat.

Listen to the Phish "mystery song" from soundcheck at The Mann here:


Phish Announces 13th Studio Album 'Big Boat' Due Out October 7th September 07, 2016 19:56

Photo by Keith Griner: Phierce Photography

Just three days after Phish's summer tour closer in Colorado, the band has announced very limited details on it's 13th studio album, 'Big Boat', due out on October 7th.  The album takes its title from the Jon Fishman-led tune "Friends," which includes the line "We're on a big boat, like the ones our forefathers sailed." While very few details have been unveiled, the band released a video which revealed the cover artwork and a sample from a song which has not been performed.  'Big Boat' will be the band's first album since the Fuego in 2014, and it will be released via the band's label JEMP Records.

Big Boat was produced by Bob Ezrin, who also produced Fuego, as well as many legendary albums including Pink Floyd’s The Wall, KISS’s Destroyer, Alice Cooper’s School’s Out and Peter Gabriel’s Peter Gabriel I. The LP was completed during Phish’s Summer Tour as guitarist Trey Anastasio mentioned the band had completed the album prior to dedicating "Sing Monica" to Ezrin, who was in the crowd, at Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, CA earlier this summer.  

Anastasio elaborated on the album in an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this summer.

“We’re kind of all over the place, flying down to Nashville to work, and then I’ve been doing a lot of work on overdubs at Avatar, which is in Manhattan, and then we go to Burlington, and worked at the barn, and we’re even working at Page’s house and Mike’s house a little bit,” Trey said.
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He added, “Page brought some great songs, Mike brought some great songs, Fish brought some great songs. I’ve got a lot of new songs. And everybody’s just diving in, in a unified way.”
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Check out what appears to be the cover artwork for the album:

Watch the video released by Phish earlier this afternoon: