In an interview with Intercourse Magazine, frontman Andrew VanWyngarden said he had written five songs for the album, which will be the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Congratulations’. The band are due to continue their South American tour with a slot at Quilmes Rock 2012 festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Tuesday, before playing dates in Brazil, Mexico and Puerto Rico later in the month.
‘Congratulations’ saw the band take a step back from the mainstream after they scored hit singles with ‘Time To Pretend’ and ‘Kids’ from their 2008 debut ‘Oracular Spectacular’. Speaking recently about the experimental approach to the album, VanWyngarden said:
“It would be wrong to say that we ever had pure intentions of being a mainstream band. We began to realise that people thought of us as this electro-pop dance act. And that’s really not who we are.”