Imperial Teen Delayed, New One For Faith No More

Imperial Teen’s new album release has been pushed back until early next year, according to the band’s publicist.

A spokesperson for the Roddy Bottum-led band told MTV News that there wasn’t a problem with the record, but the company decided that the fourth quarter of the retail sales year was not a good time to be trying to push an album by a developing band. She cited tight airplay schedules, lack of retail promotion space and other like problems.

“We want to increase the odds as much as possible,” said the spokesperson. She added that the band would be receiving tour support this October for a U.S. roadtrip to prepare for a full-scale push for the record’s release come January.

Bottum is best known as the keyboardist for the defunct Faith No More. He formed Imperial Teen with Will Schwartz, Lynn Perko and Jone Stebbins and debuted with the profound pop album “Seasick” in 1996.

In Faith No More news, watch for a 14-track ‘best of’ compilation from Faith No More called
“Who Cares a Lot?” scheduled for release in October. (The band had a 1985 hit called “We Care A Lot”). The Internet’s Hard Radio reports that the record will include the European-only b-sides ‘Absolute Zero’, and a cover of the Bee Gees’ “I Started A Joke,” as well as an unreleased track called “Patton I.”