Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil was interviewed on 99.9 The Fox and had the following to say about Soundgarden’s new album. You can listen to the full interview by clicking here.
-Mentioned he and Ben record guitar and bass parts when Chris and Matt are out of town. Chris records some vocals at home in Los Angeles and does some writing on the road. They share ideas via e-mail too.
-Almost all the writing is done with the four of them in the room initially, but recording is an entirely different process.
-New album is still untitled, joked maybe the new album will be “Soundgarden untitled.”
-The new album is primarily all new songs and ideas, but some are based off of old riff ideas from the Superuknown and Down on the Upside sessions.
Kim sounded very excited when talking about the new album and revealed a lot of stuff. Definitely fun to listen to this after the secretive tone of last year’s interviews. Also it is not irregular at all to hear about a band recording parts of their album separately. Stone Temple Pilots did this for their self-titled album from last year.