“We’re scheduled loosely to go into the studio in January,” he said. “But after this October show, we get back into pre-production and the good news is that in the last 15 years, there’s songs that didn’t get used but feel like they’ve just been written, there’s new songs and I think we came up with 23 songs right now. I have to go through those and pick the best 12 or pick the ones that work best together. The other good news is that we might shock everyone and put two records out in two years. People aren’t going to know how to act.”
Social Distortion will celebrate 40 years with a concert on October 26th at the FivePoint Amphitheatre in Orange County California. The full press release can be found below.
Concord said on Wednesday that a new album is in the works via Epitaph, while Craft Recordings, which represents Social D’s earlier albums along with Ness’ solo LPs, is working on various archival releases for later this year.
You tour so much, you take a little bit of time off, and then you gotta earn some money, so you just tour more. I’ve been writing songs along the way. But this [recent fall trek was] the last tour. In December, January, February, March, I’ll be in pre-production, getting ready to do the next record. [A 2019 release date] would be nice, for sure, but I don’t want to just rush a record to meet a deadline. This record is really important for our career. I want to make a fuckin’ statement. I want to write the record of my career.
“I have a love-hate relationship with Orange County,” Ness said during a recent interview at the new House of Blues Anaheim. “I love the weather, I love the beach and I love being close to the mountains and foothills, but every now and again I’m reminded that it’s a pretty conservative county. I’d like to think it’s changed over the last 35 years, but every now and again I’m reminded that it hasn’t.”
Mike Ness also mentions in the article that he’s working on a new music.