As previously reported, Widespread Panic will release its next studio album, Dirty Side Down, on May 25 via ATO records. After recording two discs in the Bahamas with producer Terry Manning, Widespread Panic returned to Athens, Ga. to work on its 11th studio album. Recorded in a residential neighborhood with longtime friend and producer John Keane, Dirty Side Down offers a mix of new Widespread Panic material and road-tested songs the band has never released on an official album.

Relix caught up with John Keane this February to discuss the band’s return to Athens, the death of Vic Chesnutt and why Dirty Side Down is a “return to the old Panic way of doing things.” Please click here for an extensive interview on the new album.