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- Posted on Feb 22nd 2010 10:00AM by John D. Luerssen
"[We] just finished mastering our new album," Weiland said Friday night while walking the blue carpet at the "Viva Elvis" Show in Las Vegas. "And we'll be playing SXSW in March, with a few more dates. And then we go to Europe to play all the big festival in the early summer. [Then we'll] come back with our own festival we're putting together."
According to a recent Spin report, the disc will count song titles like 'Huckleberry Crumble' and 'Between the Lines.' Most of the music was tracked at studios belonging to bassist Robert DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, respectively, while Weiland recorded most of his vocals separately at a third studio that he co-owns.
The disc was co-produced by DeLeo and his brother/guitarist Dean and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge, which is a substantial change from past albums, which were helmed by producer Brendan O'Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam). "We definitely did this record differently," Robert told Spin. "The fact that Scott, Eric and I have our own studios gives us the luxury of working at home."
"We recorded at Eric's studio, then would send songs to Scott and he'd record vocals at his studio," he continued. "The band wasn't in the same room as much as we could have been, but I think we've been making records long enough to know what to expect from each other. Plus, it added an extra bit of excitement to see what that person was going to record."
As for the end product, DeLeo promised, "Fans are going get a great STP record."