It looks like Phish is following up their summer tour with some studio time, as confirmed now with two separate clips posted on social media in the past few days. (UPDATE: now a third has surfaced – see below!)
The band hasn’t put out a full LP since 2016’s Big Boat, although they’ve released a ton of new music since in the form of their fake alter-ego band Kasvot Växt debuted on Halloween 2018 and the emotional and soulful Ghosts of the Forest projects.
First Mike Gordon posted a clip of drummer Jon Fishman working out of a drumbeat in the studio, something new and definitely a groove we’ve never heard before.
Then tonight, Trey Anastasio posted a video showing him and Fishman laying down a super rad groove.
We’re LIVING for these clips, and hopefully we see some more clips surface soon. Mike Gordon just announced a Winter 2020 tour with his solo band, and he was recently back in the studio with Leo Kottke, also. Looks like Phish 2020 will be shaping up to be a big year for the guys in the band.
UPDATE: Mike Gordon’s just posted a third clip showing another Fishman groove we’ve never heard before.