California punk rockers THE OFFSPRING have announced they have completed work on their long-awaited tenth album.
Guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman confirmed on instagram this weekend that the follow-up to 2012’s “Days Go By” was finished.
“The album is done,” he wrote. “Working on getting it to the fans now. Stay tuned!”
Last fall, Noodles told Junkee that THE OFFSPRING has been “spending a bit of time in the studio” with producer Bob Rock, who also worked on the band’s last two albums. “He’s great, man — we get along with him really well,” the guitarist said.
Also in the Junkee interview, Noodles said that THE OFFSPRING had been contemplating releasing all of its new music on two separate albums. “I think there’s a record’s worth in there, but we’re thinking that maybe the songs are just a little too different,” he said. “We know there’s a song or two on every record that comes out of left field for us, but it’s more than just a couple this time. Right now, we’re entertaining the idea of doing two records — one where we can put all of these, and another of straight-up OFFSPRING songs.”
Noodles also confirmed that THE OFFSPRING were labelless and were looking into some options about how to make its new music available to the masses. “We’ve been talking with a bunch of different labels and distributors, but so far nothing’s really stuck,” he told Music Feeds. “So we’re not sure how we’re gonna do this. I mean at this point, the way things are distributed, we’re thinking we could even maybe do it ourselves.”