If you’ve followed Umphrey’s McGee as closely as I have in the past couple years, you know that they’re continuing to push forward, innovate and inproGisate like the best jamband juggernauts of years past.

With news that they’re pushing out a new album early spring (and with one very cool looking cover), here’s to 2006 as another great year for the UM.

From Umphreys.com…

Umphrey’s McGee is proud to announce the release of their third studio album, Safety In Numbers – in stores nationwide on SCI Fidelity Records, April 4, 2006! Produced by UM and their long-time engineer Kevin Browning, and recorded in the band’s hometown of Chicago, Illinois, Safety In Numbers features eleven amazing tracks, including many never-before-heard songs. With special guest musicians Huey Lewis and Joshua Redman, and cover art from renowned album designer Storm Thorgerson (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, etc.), Safety In Numbers represents the next step in the growth of Umphrey’s McGee.