June is in four months.
We would have heard confirmation by now, right?
Seems like we'll be waiting awhile for a new album.
I am 99% sure that this is correct.
The remaining 1%, though, is in the slim, but not entirely impossible idea that Universal are planning something better than the cumbersome and typically major-label approach to marketing that NLOTH
received. Case in point: Joanna Newsom's last album, which no-one knew a damn thing about until mid-January, turned up in late February. The question is whether Universal will give up on several months of torturous planning meetings that are simply a waste when we know, they know and the world at large knows that you'd get the same results with a preview on MySpace, one television ad* and some full-pagers in Q
and Rolling Stone
as if Bono personally delivered flyers door-to-door. My guess is no, and even if they did, they'd have to think cleverly, adopt some unorthodox strategies that'll inevitably involve whiteboards with "_____ for a digital age", "online strategy" and "synergy" on them. Which means more meetings.*t'was all I saw for NLOTH. How much friggin' use is that?