Lynam Releasing Final Album
Wed, 01 Dec 2010 15:12:16
Birmingham, Alabama rock band Lynam are embarking on their victory lap. For now. The band released its new live album, Thank You Good Night!, via Island/Def Jam. Thank You Good Night! is the trio's sixth album since forming in 2001 and it'll be their final album as they are closing shop. Sort of.
"People have been asking us for years to do a live album" said frontman Jacob Lynam. "We've been recording our shows since 2006, so we decided to have our producer mix the tracks and put it out."
"A lot of bands go in the studio and fix all the mistakes on their live records, but we didn't fix anything" added bassist Mark Lynam. "Mistakes and all, this is a live record that represents our band and we're really proud of it."
Thank You Good Night! was recorded at various shows from 2006 - 2010 by the band's soundman Todd 'Pee-Nut' Hester and mixed by Jason Elgin (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster, Terrible Things, Collective Soul).
Here is where things get confusing: the new album will be Lynam's final album, but they are not officially splitting. Huh? Let Jacob Lynam explain! He said, "We're not breaking up. We've been together for a long time and we want to concentrate on new projects. We are all still best friends and will always play together moving forward, but we're ready to explore different opportunities outside of Lynam. We toured behind Tragic City Symphony for two years and are looking forward to touring behind the new record." Um, okay. Does he mean final album for a while or for good? It is not clear to me so I guess we will have to wait and see.
Along with Thank You Good Night!, the band is also releasing the Christmas single "White Trash Christmas." The holiday song is an iTunes only release.
What do you think of Lynam's "final album" statements? Are you going to blare "White Trash Christmas" from your speakers this holiday season?