Following up six years of silence, Shellac will be dropping their fifth studio album sometime this year.

While speaking with The Quietus, Shellac frontman Steve Albini revealed that, not only had the band finished an album, but the test pressings had been received and the band is currently at work on cover art.

The album's roughly eight to ten tracks were composed and have been part of Shellac's live set for the past seven years. The new LP marks the band's follow up to their 2007 record, Excelent Italian Greyhound.

Head over to The Quietus for the full interview with Albini.

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