Was three years too long to wait for a new Jimmy Eat World LP? Or too little? Tough to say on the little we’ve heard from it, but the J.E.W. crew have been a busy-touring bunch of late, hitting far away lands in prep for the launch of Chase This Light, out this fall on Interscope. Butch Vig is on production, and he says the record is “quite eclectic. There are three or four songs that sound like classic Jimmy Eat World, with angular, razor-sharp guitars. There are a couple that are a lot more dreamy, and some that are very groove-acious.” Guess the first single, “Big Casino,” falls somewhere between those razor-sharp guitars and groove-aciousness. Though Butch needed to throw radio pop-rock-y in there. You can listen to some of the track at MySpace. (And apparently JIm’s currently listening to Kala).
Yeah, pretty shitty how it turns into a weird commercial for the record half way through. To console yourself, remember the good times…
…or buy “Big Casino” at iTunes. Chase This Light is out 10/16. J.E.W. have a bunch of southwest and west coast dates (along with a couple in Canada) coming up this fall, check the dates after the j.
UPDATE: No commercial if you stream it here (thanks Greg!).
09/29 – Queen Creek, AZ @ Schepf Farms (KEDJ Edgefest)
09/30 – Redlands, CA @ Greek Ampitehatre
10/02 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
10/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/04 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra
10/06 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Park Fair
10/07 – Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theatre
10/08 – Calgary, AB @ MacEwen Hall
10/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/11 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Showroom
10/12 – Bellingham, WA @ Performing Arts Center Main
10/14 – Davis, CA @ Freeborn Hall
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/18 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
10/19 – San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
10/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint