Peter Bjorn and John’s fifth album, Living Thing, was met with mostly positive reviews when it dropped in March 2009. But the Swedish indie rockers opted to split their time in the studio with other projects, such as Bjorn Yttling producing Lykke Li’s forthcoming Wounded Rhymes and Peter Moren crafting his second solo LP.
But now, the guys are back two years later to release a currently untitled sixth album. And this time, they’re leaving the production of the record up to an outside party, something they have never done before. PBJ enlisted Per Sunding, of the now defunct Swede-pop act Eggstone, to produce the album. According to an interview in Spin, John Eriksson said the band “needed someone who can make us play differently, someone to remember to back up the hard drive.” He also said that while the band planned to make an album with punk leanings, it’s definitely one steeped in pop-rock.
You can read the entire interview on Spin‘s website. The album is due out March 29, 2011.