The Red Hot Chili Peppers released “Tippa My Tongue”, the first single of their upcoming album “Return Of The Dream Canteen”, their second album in one year that will be out next October 14. The new record will will be out only 6 month after “Unlimited Love”, their first album with guitarist John Frusciante after more than a decade.
The band is formed by Anthony Kiedis (Vocals), Flea (Bass), Chad Smith (Drums) and John Frusciante (Guitar). They are the line-up responsible for classic albums like “Californication” (1999) and “Stadium Arcadium” (2006).
In an official statement the band talked about the new record, saying: “We went in search of ourselves as the band that we have somehow always been. Just for the fun of it we jammed and learned some old songs. Before long we started the mysterious process of building new songs. A beautiful bit of chemistry meddling that had befriended us hundreds of times along the way. Once we found that slip stream of sound and vision, we just kept mining.”
“With time turned into an elastic waist band of oversized underwear, we had no reason to stop writing and rocking. It felt like a dream. When all was said and done, our moody love for each other and the magic of music had gifted us with more songs than we knew what to do with. Well we figured it out. 2 double albums released back to back. The second of which is easily as meaningful as the first or should that be reversed. ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ is everything we are and ever dreamed of being. It’s packed. Made with the blood of our hearts.”
Hear the new Red Hot Chili Peppers song “Tippa My Tongue”:
Releasing two studio albums with original material only a few months apart was something very common in the 60s and early 70s. But over the decades the space bands gave between records became bigger. The main reasons were that the groups wanted to promote the new songs on the road. Also that the recording business became less lucrative over the years, since the record sales are very low compared to what they were like in the previous decades.