I heard a long while ago that he was planning a double album (?)... I guess that never came to fruition, if that rumour even had any foundation in the first place.
Anyhow, I'm incredibly excited. I wonder what the sound is going to be like... Certainly not as dark and angry as his last, I'm sure. Any ideas? Regardless, I can only see him continuing to mature in his sound, which is nothing if not fantastic.
Also, I hope there's no interludes. At all. Seriously.
Edit: Now I remember... Wasn't he supposed to release a double album, with one album being entirely made of Common Denominator songs? ::shrugs::
Alternative Press has exclusively obtained details on the upcoming fifth album from James Dewees' alter ego, Reggie And The Full Effect. The 12-song disc, titled Last Stop: Crappy Town, was produced by Sean Beavan (Slayer, Nine Inch Nails), and was recorded in the summer of 2006 in both New York City and Los Angeles. Dewees was joined on the record by RATFE touring drummer Billy Johnson, Slipknot's Paul Grey on bass and Coalesce's Cory White on guitar.
"Just two weeks after we started, we had this concept record about how the NYC transit system. Particularly the subways in Brooklyn - with the songs connecting together like trains in the station," says Dewees. "I also have to mention Sean Beavan has a great falsetto, his wife has a fantastic voice, and Stevie Cruz can scream his head off in an hour. So that was that. Except on this record, there was nothing remotely reminiscent of the Reggie that fans were expecting.
"I think everyone can relate to the fact that sometimes being funny all the time just isn't fun all the time," he continues. "Don't think for a sec that the goofy James is gone, just ask my wife. She is up to her ears in goofy every day of the week."
"I'm 32 years old and fortunate enough to have been a part of this scene pretty much from the old days of $5 10-band basement shows with Jimmy Eat World and Jejune. In summary, I like this record a lot because it pulls from the last 13 years of my life. I hope you enjoy it too."