With the folding of Three Gut Records and the emergence of a couple of side projects in Baby Eagle and Woolly Leaves, I was starting to get a little worried that The Constantines might be on the verge of calling it quits. Fortunately, that statement couldn't be farther from the truth, as they are currently in the studio wrapping up production on their latest album, and they have also announced a partnership with Canadian uber-indie label Arts & Crafts to release the album this April.
Just to whet your appetite, they will release a brand new limited edition 7" next Tuesday (Jan. 15th) featuring the songs "Hard Feelings" and "Easy Money". Strangely, although one might assume these guys are adamantly analog (what with the Bruce Springsteen comparisons and all), this is actually the first 7" they've ever put out... so grab it while you can! If "Hard Feelings" is any indication, they are pretty much picking up right where they left off on Tournament of Hearts -- and I couldn't be more pleased. (Note: The songs will also be available as a digital download for those of us who live in the future.)