It appears the members of Dave Matthews Band are working on a new studio album with producer Steve Lillywhite. The New York-based Lillywhite tweeted details about a flight to Matthews’ Seattle hometown yesterday, while—just hours later—bassist Stefan Lessard tweeted a photo of a plane’s wing. To add to the speculation, trumpeter Rashawn Ross reportedly purchased some new gear at a Portland, OR music shop, where he told store employees that he was “on his way into the studio for the next two months to work on the next Dave Matthews Band album,” according to the store’s facebook page.
At New York’s Dave Matthews Band Caravan at Randall’s Island in September Matthews hinted at a new album when he said “next time we see each other I hope to have some new songs.” This will be the first studio project for the band since the passing of founding member LeRoi Moore, who died while recording 2009’s Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King. Lillywhite last worked with DMB on the aborted Lillywhite Sessions in 2000, and more recently with fellow Red Light artist Phish on their 2009 album Joy. Antsmarching.org has set up a forum where you can keep tabs on the rumors as they unfold.