Belly have launched a PledgeMusic campaign to help them release a new LP - their first since 1995's King.
The '90s alt. rockers have spoken about getting back into the studio already this year, but these are the first firm details of that long-awaited, as-yet-untitled third record. It's due to be released 6 April 2018 and follows last year's Star reissue, and as well as the pair of tunes that the Boston outfit have been performing on their reunion dates lately, there will be nine other tracks.
"In late 2015, 20 years after last playing together, we decided it was ‘now or never’ and announced Belly would reunite for a limited tour in 2016," the group write on PledgeMusic. "Falling right back into a laughter-fuelled groove as we began rehearsing for the tour, we thought 'why not make it interesting and try writing a couple of new tunes together?' Those of you who saw one (or several) of the reunion tour shows last year heard two new songs live... and you were part of some truly amazing evenings that wildly exceeded our expectations. Along with great joy, ridiculous grins, and a few (happy) tears, there was just an incredible energy and excitement in every place, every night we played. A kind of energy and excitement that really had nowhere to go but into making more music together."
The new material has been recorded at Stable Sound in Rhode Island with Paul Q. Kolderie.
You can pre-order the album now from PledgeMusic, with a variety of merch bundles and one-of-a-kind goodies available. Belly will also be donating a "portion of all profits" to the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.