After more than ten years, Screeching Weasel will be releasing a new studio album. The record is titled First World Manifesto and is due out March 15, 2011 via Fat Wreck Chords. Frontman Ben Weasel had this to say:
I had a ton of songs lying around that I'd written in the past decade but never recorded. A heck of a lot of them were top-notch jingles that would've been perfect for a Screeching Weasel album, had Screeching Weasel actually existed at that point. We didn't, so they were relegated to the old tape pile and mostly forgotten. When Screeching Weasel got back together for the 11th time, I started polishing up those songs and writing a bunch of new ones. We did a quick demo last summer and sent it off to a couple labels but it was almost a foregone conclusion that if Fat wanted us back we'd be there with bells on. And so it came to pass: Fat Mike texted me the day after we sent the demos saying "Jolly good stuff, mate!" and we were off to the races. Joy to the world!
Ben notes that the album is being produced by Mike Kennerty of All American Rejects. He also notes that Fat Wreck Chords will be the new home of Screeching Weasel reissues and will be releasing Weasel, Riverdales and Ben's solo album in 2011.