Phish To Release Album In Spring

Improvisational rockers Phish will release their eighth studio album, Farmhouse, on May 16, according to band publicist Karl Munzel. The band recorded the 12-song album in a 200-year-old Vermont barn owned by guitarist/songwriter Trey Anastasio. Bryce Goggin (Pavement's Brighten the Corners) produced the disc. The band begins an 18-date summer tour, following the album's release, at the Amsouth Amphitheatre in Antioch, Tenn., on June 22. "Bittersweet Motel," a documentary that follows the band for a year during 1997–98, will debut at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, next month. Phish's most recent studio album was 1998's The Story of the Ghost. The band released a six-CD live box set, Hampton Comes Alive, in November.