During an appearance on theFIVE10 Podcast, Dredg bassist Drew Roulette talked a bit about the band’s next album. According to him, the effort will have “more aggression.”
Roulette said the following [via The PRP]:
“The last record we did, ‘Chuckles And Mr. Squeezy‘ with Dan The Automator, was more electronically focused. And it didn’t seem [to capture] as much of the full potential of our rock personality. So no matter, what the record sounds like—the new one—it’s gonna feel like it’s more dredg again because of that… But at the same time, one thing that we’re also doing which has been really exciting is taking some old songs that we never finished, even from the “El Cielo” era.
Or, the other day I found this video clip of Dino playing this awesome beat in Studio 880 in Oakland in 1999; I brought that to the jam room and just played it and Mark [Engles, guitar] and I jammed to him, he wasn’t even there, but we’re just jamming to this beat that was written 20 years ago. So it’s this weird amalgamation of the past and the present that’s creating this new music. So that’s unique.”
“It’s exciting to get in there and just fuckin’ slam on the drums and make loud fuckin’ music and we love it and we’ve been doing that. So it’s gonna be a lot of that, more aggression.”
Roulette went on to say that the band were sitting on about 20 demos and that they had about 40 new song ideas. For now, the group are continuing the writing process.
In other news, Dredg are also working on an audio visual scrapbook featuring footage, photos, etc. from their career.