Andrew caught up with Altsounds to talk about upcoming projects, the best things to eat on tour, fantasy jam sessions and more! It’s the aboslute most comprehensive lowdown article on all things partying in 2012. Enjoy an excerpt below and continue reading!
AltSounds: So, it’s been a couple of years since you last released a full studio album. Do you have anything in the works? Anything we might get excited about?
Andrew W.K.: I’ve been working on a new album for almost four years now. Once I resolved my business complications, I was able to re-release my most recent album, Close Calls With Brick Walls, and include a bonus disc called Mother of Mankind, with tons of rare and unreleased music. It was really satisfying to finally get it out and I hope it’s been tiding people over during the time I’m making the brand new album. As far as the sound of the new album goes, my mission is still the same: to make the most exciting music I can. And my goal remains as consistent as ever: to unite the world through partying. And achieving this goal is a lifelong adventure, but fortunately, there’s a lot of people working on it with me. I could never do it alone, and that’s why I’m so thankful for my team. I consider everyone who enjoys what I’m doing to be part of this team, and their support makes all this possible. As far as the recording process goes, it takes me a long time to make this style of music, as it’s recorded one instrument at a time. It’s very important to me that we never record as a band in a room together, and that means a slower and more tedious type of work. The results are worth it. As long as it doesn’t sound live or organic, then I’m happy. The new album will be a rock ‘n’ roll album and it will be as big as I can build it.