Crowded House, the '80s new wave rockers from Australia, announced details for their first studio album in more than 14 years. Three of the original members -- Neil Finn, Nick Seymour and Mark Hart -- regrouped and are joined by new drummer Matt Sherrod (who replaces original drummer Paul Hester, who died in 2005) -- recorded Time On Earth with legendary producers Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews, Morrissey) and Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Rufus Wainwright). The sessions took place between Auckland's Roundhead Studios, London's RAK Studios and Bath, England's Real World Studios (which is associated with Peter Gabriel's Real World Records) and produced 14 tracks, including two featuring former Smiths/current Modest Mouse guitarist Johnny Marr (lead single "Don't Stop Now" and "Even a Child," which Marr co-wrote with Finn). Crowded House gained worldwide success -- and a Best New Artist nod from MTV -- in 1987 with their single "Don't Dream It's Over." The band will debut it's new lineup at Coachella this Sunday. Time on Earth will be released on July 10 in the US.
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