Depressive New Jersey indie heroes the Wrens have been working on the follow-up to The Meadowlands, their much-loved 2003 album, for a very long time. (That photo above? That’s them recording at Abbey Road. Five years ago.) Lately, the members of the band have been claiming that the new album is nearing completion (while cautioning that it’s no Meadowlands). And while they still haven’t let us hear anything that will be on the album, they’re at least sharing some music that won’t be on it. On their Facebook last night, the band shared a minute-long song-snippet that ended up on the “virtual cutting-room floor.” Listen to it at Soundcloud, and read some words from the band below.
Here’s what they wrote:
sometimes you work & you work and you still throw it away ’cause it doesn’t fit. This is one of the more recent cutting-room-floor bits, freshly sliced only yesterday. Was originally verses, then verses w/ a diff. chord progression & melody serving as a Pre-Chorus w/ the 12-string picking all through, then dressed down to this v. w/ 12-strings & percussion only coming in at the end etc.etc.
Then, it drifts to the virtual floor, a discarded slice of 1’s & 0’s film…
We will, of course, let you know if and when we learn anything definitive about the album.