Jon Fishman Says Phish is Done Recording New Album, Photo Emerges of Trey in the Studio

Matt Nestor on March 29, 2016

via @Frank_Brothers

Details are beginning to emerge about Phish’s forthcoming studio project. After the band reportedly said during soundcheck in August that they would be returning to Nashville, TN to record a new album, a photo came across Instagram last night from Frank Brothers Guitars with the caption: “Trey Anastasio in the studio with a Frank Brothers electric guitar!! This one belongs to our good friend Bob Ezrin who is producing the new Phish record! Can’t wait to hear the new tracks!” (The caption has since been edited to remove the studio info.)

Meanwhile, Jon Fishman’s spent the last two days at various places in Philadelphia, helping register fans to vote and spread the word about Bernie Sanders. The two-day stint in Fishman’s city of birth culminated in a 30-minute jam session with local Philly band Muscle Tough at North Bowl, a Northern Liberties bowling alley. Fishman led the band through a rhythmic gauntlet of sorts, quickly changing beats and accents. That little group improv workout was followed by a fiery cover of the Talking Heads’ “Burning Down The House” to conclude the night.

Dopapod’s Eli Winderman played keyboards throughout the show, while Particle bassist Clay Parnell and CIA keyboardist Ian McGuire sat in at various points with Muscle Tough.

Earlier in the day, at Sweettooth candy store, Fishman talked Sanders and Phish with fans. The drummer said Phish are done recording their next album, although the release date has not yet been determined. Fishman joked that he first found out Fuego was out when he saw it for sale online. The new album will mostly comprise of songs Phish fans have not yet heard, Fishman added, despite the band debuting several new songs on tour in 2015.