Last week, Barlow shared a text message from their manager Brian Schwartz on Instagram. Schwartz writes in the messages, "it’s fine to start broadcasting the fact that Dino is in the studio making a new LP."
Barlow captioned the picture: "once th[e] snow stops ima get down t[o] Js and get on w/ it."
Since the release of their 2016 album, Dinosaur Jr. went on to host a rock camp this summer, where the band members hosted a series of workshops on songwriting, guitar playing, and more. There was even a night of karaoke, which saw J Mascis cover Tom Petty's Here Comes My Girl".
The Dinosaur Jr. members have also released other projects since their last LP. J Mascis dropped his Elastic Days solo album last year, and Barlow returned with Sebadoh's first album in six years, Act Surprised, in May.