Soundgarden are working on a new album, according to a post on the Soundgarden web site. They've been working on new material for a studio album that they are going to record "very soon."
"Our goal for 2011 - Let's Make A Record -- Over the past few months, we've been busy jamming, writing and hanging out together - exploring the creative aspect of being Soundgarden. It feels great. We have some cool new songs that we are going to record very soon," reads the post.
They've even posted photos of the band doing Soundgarden studio time on the Soundgarden Facebook page.
Soundgarden has already announced plans to release their first-ever live album with Live on I5 (available on Mar. 22). They're also raiding the vault for more back catalog songs in the form of rare Soundgarden b-sides and previously unreleased music. 2011 could be the year of multiple Soundgarden albums.
"The band were in talks about attending to our catalogue and merchandise, which had been neglected over the past decade. We wanted an e-commerce profile and we'd never maintained the website we had, and wanted to start a new one. We wanted to take advantage of the way the market had changed — iTunes, Facebook and so on, and put out the records we always promised we'd put out," Thayil told Toronto radio station CFNY-FM in an interview.