The Australian combo You Am I, who are confirmed to play on the
second stage for the first half of Lollapalooza '96, will release their long
anticipated third album in Australia on June 24. Hourly, Daily was
recorded at Q Studios in Sydney with respected Australian engineers/producers
Wayne Connolly and Paul McKercher and mixed in Los Angeles by David Bianco.
Some of the songs on the 15-track follow up to the critically acclaimed Hi
Fi Way feature strings, percussion and a horn section, bringing new
textures and diversity to the band's distinct guitar sound. The title track is
a mellow, almost mournful acoustic number; "Good Mornin'" is a more
traditional You Am I pop-rock song with a real sing-along feel, while
is already well known to Australian fans. A senior staffer at You Am I's
Australian record label, RooArt, recently left the company and country to look
after the band in the U.S., but as yet there is no sign of a U.S. release date
for the album. It is unlikely that it will be released this year, as Hi Fi
Way (produced in 1994 by Sonic Youth's Lee Renaldo) was just released in
the U. S.