The Aquabats have posted an update. The band is currently working on a new album, and had this to say about the process:

"With a possible title for the next album already being thrown around, The Aquabats are busy working toward their next masterpiece!! "It will be a beauty!", says Crash Mclarson, the Aquabats AKA 'The little ray beam of positive Light'. "Everything the band is doing right now is like little golden cookies and I cant help but feeling so lucky to be part of the greatest band in the world!", Crash gushes. It looks like things are really going to be great from now on, and it's a good sign that Crash is working so hard to make sure this will be the best new record the Aquabats work on this Year."

The band also commented on an incident that took place at a ska festival last month in Denver:

"we apologize for the slow updates this past month but the Aquabats band management and booking agency have been working hard to make sure all the bands get paid and are compensated for their participation in the big 'SKA' fest show in Denver last month. It seems a fiasco arose when the young plucky promoter got in over her head and made too many deals with very little to back herself up. It was an unfortunate situation at a really awesome and fun event. It happens sometimes. It just does. And even though we got thrown under the bus for actually accepting the large offer to headline the show, and then actually expecting to be paid close to what we were promised (oh!...the audacity!...of HOPE!), we want to thank all the fans that stood by us and didn't doubt our integrity. Not even for a second. When we say, "we will work something out..'. we meant it.. and our friends know it! And for those who remain in ignorance on the issue and want to assassinate our long standing good character from behind the safety net of computer screens, we say, 'Lets put down those computer weapons of the cowardly and fight like men.... in speedos....in the mud.." We will crush you. HOORAY FOR OUR MUSCLES!

The other side of this story can be read here. The band last released Charge!! in 2005.

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