Earlier this year, Andrew W.K. announced his first full-band tour in five years, a return to his roots of partying and making music instead of partying and talking about partying. Now, W.K. has actually announced a new album, his first since 55 Cadillac and the Japan-exclusive Gundam Rock in 2009—eight years ago. This comes from Pitchfork, which notes that the new album doesn’t have a title or track list yet, but W.K. has confirmed that it will be available on March 2, 2018. Here’s how W.K. described his hope for the album in an appropriately radical statement:
I’m going for the sound of pure, unadulterated power; every emotion, every thought, every experience, every sensation, every fear, every joy, every clarity, every confusion, every up, every down...all extruded and concentrated into one thick syrup of super life-force feeling, and then psychically amplified by the celebratory spirit of glorious partying.
Obviously he had to sneak “partying” in there.