FILTER's Richard Patrick says that he and fellow founding member Brian Liesegang decided to scrap plans to make a new album together "for a variety of reasons."
Last fall, it was announced that Patrick and Liesegang were rejoining forces to create a new record. A PledgeMusic campaign was launched and the project was given a tentative title, "ReBus", as a nod to FILTER's 1995 debut, "Short Bus".
Earlier in the month, Patrick announced via FILTER's Facebook page that "ReBus" was no longer happening, due at least in part to the fact that the direct-to-fan music platform PledgeMusic recently came under fire for missing thousands of dollars in payments to artists, and now appears headed for bankruptcy.
Patrick offered some clarity on the matter in a new statement to Loudwire, saying: "reBus is noBus, or at least not-right-now bus.
"Brian and I have decided to shelve the reBus album for right now for a variety of reasons, but know this...
"I will be working on a new FILTER album called 'They Got Us Right Where They Want Us, At Each Other's Throats'.
"Hopefully three songs will be on the new album that Brian and I wrote together, working titles being 'Murica', 'Thoughts And Prayers' and '(Command-Z) High As A Muv' Fucka'."
Richard has successfully led and spearheaded FILTER for the last 20 years, releasing many platinum records (including "Title of Record" and "The Almagamut"). Brian has been working with many others, spanning from Billy Corgan (SMASHING PUMPKINS), Sir Paul McCartney to the Dalai Lama. Both have been scoring and contributing music for motion pictures, video games, television shows, commercials, and different technological endeavors.
The reunion of Patrick and Liesegang reportedly happened after they were challenged from the stage in mid-performance by their mutual friend Louise Post of VERUCA SALT, who stopped her concert to admonish them "to bury any bullshit, forget the crap, and get their shit together." The two had an interesting conversation on the drive home. After initially treating their renewed collaboration as an experiment to see what "might happen," they rediscovered not only their friendship, but also their unique "yin and yang" working style.
Due on August 9 via Craft Recordings, the deluxe, 20th-anniversary reissue of "Title Of Record" will see the album remastered and available on vinyl for the first time, as well as on CD and digital. All formats are expanded featuring four bonus tracks: "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do" (originally recorded for the cult-classic soundtrack "Spawn The Album"), "Jurassitol" (previously released on "The Crow: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"), plus remixes of the singles "The Best Things (Humble Brothers Remix)" and "Take A Picture (H&H Remix)". Both the two-LP set, and CD will feature new liner notes by author, journalist, and "Side Jams" podcast host Bryan Reesman. The expanded digital album also offers five additional rarities, including a live version of "Take A Picture", "The Best Things (Dub Pistols Club Mix)" and more.