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- Posted on May 19th 2011 1:00PM by Tom Davenport
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Speaking to BBC Radio 1 in London, Homme said, "We're going to take our one last break that we would get for a month, come back and do Glastonbury, then immediately jump in the studio. Our record will be done by the end of the year. We have enough songs."
With their new album recording starting in June, it seems the only interruption will be an American west-coast tour in late July and early August, where fans might even see the new material being tested live.
There were no clues as to the direction of the new album, but Homme revealed he doesn't see a need to demonstrate progress. "We're at a weird moment where we really don't feel like we have anything to prove," he said. "We just want to play to the people that are into us and we want to play right at them."
Homme made the comments ahead of a start-to-finish performance of their self-titled debut in London. The stoner-rock classic, long out of press and hard to find, has recently been reissued on Domino Records and Rekord Rekords.
"I'm not gonna lie: I'm sick of doing the first record," he conceded. "We've never played the same setlist before. But then we're playing really deep cuts [after the album performance] because it just it feels like a special night. We're playing really small places."
Spinner attended the special event, highlighting fan favourites such as 'Monster in the Parasol' and 'Go With the Flow' during their two encores.