Outside-the-loop internationalists Thievery Corporation are planning on taking a break from touring while spending most of 2010 recording a new album.
"We're going to start recording in January. This year we kind of marked for doing a lot of touring, so 2010 we have marked down as being a studio year," said Rob Garza when speaking to Billboard.
The band has no plan on the direction they'll take, though. They like to go into the studio without a clear idea or road map of what they'll do, since everything changes once you enter the studio.
"That's how all our records start. We always have ideas in the back of our minds, but once you start (recording) it's like some strange road trip; all of a sudden you wind up some place completely different. So there's no sense in trying to choose a direction; in the end the record kind of dictates what it's about rather than you."
The album will be the follow up to Radio Retaliation, their last full-length release that included the likes of Sleepy Wonder, LouLou, Femi Kuti, and Seu Jorge