So long the boys make the noise

Roger Taylor wrote a postcard to Duran Duran’s official site with a progress report on the band’s new album.

Taylor said they’re working with producer Michael Patterson on 15 songs, which will be whittled down to 12 for the album. Mixing could start as early as April, with a first single heading to radio during the summer. It’s not too far-fetched to see the album this fall or next spring.

Whenever Duran Duran is about to release a new album, fans always make book on how far back the release date will be pushed. When I hear news about a new album coming out on a particular month, I always ask whether it means this year, next year or the year after that.

Taylor also mentions the album is a homage to the band’s roots, "a return to our dance and ‘new wave’ origins". I’m cynical enough to read between the lines — "our old sound is fashionable again, and if we sound like we did, we can score lots of money!"