One of the most iconic jam bands in the history of American music–yeah, Phish–is set to release Fuego on June 24th as their first studio album in five years.
Although Fuego will not officially be released until next week, National Public Radio is currently streaming the album on its website. So, in the world many of us have become accustom to, the album is out now!
Although the band has constantly released live albums over its 30-plus year run, Fuego is only the bands 12th studio album.
NPR’s Mike Katzif says the new album is “[Phish's] finest work in more than a decade — since at least 1996’s Billy Breathes or 1998’s The Story of the Ghost”--and furthermore, “Where Billy succeeded by reining in Phish’s interplay in favor of restrained folk rockers, and where Ghost sculpted free-form improvisations into dark funk, Fuego aims to split the difference.”
Phish kicks-off its summer tour on July 1st at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Mass.