Everclear will release two new albums next year, publicists for the rock band said Wednesday (Dec. 22). First up, with a release tentatively slated for April, is Songs From an American Movie, Volume I/Learning How to Smile, complete with horns, strings and keyboards. The recently completed disc originally was begun as singer/guitarist Art Alexakis' first solo album. In February the group will return to the studio to cut the rockier Songs From an American Movie Volume II/Good Time for a Bad Attitude. The albums "show two sides of the same coin," Alexakis said in a statement. "What we do is very poppy at times, and then there's a part of us that's very noisy."