NEWS: Trey Anastasio to release “Scabbard” on 8/21

Via an Amazon listing of all things Trey Anastasio, uncovered by @rPhish and reported on by Hidden Track, a new 6-minute song, “Scabbard” will be released as a single on August 21st. A sample and quick rundown on what we know after the jump.

Release Date: August 21, 2012
Label: ATO Records
Copyright: 2012 Rubber Jungle Records under exclusive license to ATO Records, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Total Length: 6:00

Listen to a selection from “Scabbard” from I was actually quite surprised on the first listen. It’s an all instrumental sample that sounds more reminiscent of composed Phish (“Divided Sky”) than recent TAB efforts.

The artwork above on the single is from Micah Lidberg.

You’ve got to think the new album in which “Scabbard” is presumably a part is also the project Trey was working on with Producer Peter Katis and members of The National and Mates of State earlier in the year. Odds are, after Phish wraps up their Summer tour, plans of a ‘Big Red’ solo tour in October/November should be bubbling to the surface. Fingers crossed for an outdoor Los Angeles venue this time.