Chicago's YAKUZA has posted an update from the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Transmutations", at this location. Also available on the band's MySpace page is new video footage, including the video for "Chicago Typewriter" as well as live material.
"Transmutations" is being produced by Sanford Parker (PELICAN, MINSK, RWAKE),who made a guest appearance on the band's last release, "Samsara". A late 2007 release through Prosthetic Records is expected.
YAKUZA began demoing new material on February 28 at Semifour Studios in the band's hometown. The band will continue previewing new material live April 8 with GENGHIS TRON and labelmates KYLESA as well as supporting GOATWHORE on Apr. 20. Frontman/saxophonist Lamont will also make appearances on March 15 for a SXSW showcase at room 710 at 8 pm in Austin, TX and will follow that up with a March 16 appearance at the Furniture Records showcase.