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Steve Albini says Shellac LP is close to completion

Steve Albini has announced that Shellac have recorded the “music part” of their first LP in six-plus years, the follow-up to Excellent Italian Greyhound. In a video interview with music journalist Vish Khanna, Albini reveals that the musical portion of the LP was wrapped as of April, with “most likely” nine songs on the as yet untiled release. Title and artwork still to come to, though Albini says it will mostly likely come out on Touch & Go. Check out the video interview below.

So far no US dates for the band, but you can catch Shellac on the road in the EU playing dates that include their stop at Primavera Sound in a few weeks. All dates are listed below.

SUNDAY 19 MAY 2013 Arena Wien Open Air Vienna, Austria
WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2013 – SUNDAY 26 MAY 2013 Primavera Sound Festival 2013 Parc del Fòrum Barcelona, Spain
SUNDAY 26 MAY 2013 Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany
MONDAY 27 MAY 2013 Conne Island Leipzig, Germany
TUESDAY 28 MAY 2013 Übel & Gefährlich Hamburg, Germany
WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 2013 Berghain/Panorama Bar Berlin, Germany
THURSDAY 30 MAY 2013 – SATURDAY 01 JUNE 2013 Primavera Sound Festival 2013 Porto, Portugal