Ted Leo + Pharmacists Releases Album Preview Of New Album

It’s been 7 years since Ted Leo + Pharmacists released 2010’s The Brutalist Bricks on Matador. This time around though Ted and his crew have gone the dreaded Kickstarter route and the yet unnamed album boasts guest appearances from his musical partner Aimee Mann in The Both to Jean Grae Adrienne Berry and Jonathan Coulton. He explains:
“The last record that I recorded under my own name or with the always amazing group of comrades we call The Pharmacists was released seven years ago. It’s almost hard to believe. To be fair to myself, it’s not like I’ve been sitting on my hands the whole time – I had an incredibly active few years in the middle there, writing, recording, and touring with my collaborative project; I toured with the Pharmacists to the logical end of the cycle on the last album (and some beyond that), I’ve continued to tour solo since, and I am always up for a drop in on any number of extremely talented friends’ podcasts, benefits, comedy, variety, etc. shows, AND, I’ve been little by little putting together a body of work – a set of music and ideas – that has, at this point, sprawled beyond the traditional album length, as well as – little by little – week by week, month by month, year by year – creating a space to record and produce this music, and learning on the job exactly how to do that.”