'Chase' is on for Jimmy Eat World


NEW YORK -- Jimmy Eat World has set an Oct. 16 release date for its new Interscope album, "Chase This Light." As previously reported, the rock foursome tapped Butch Vig to produce the set, its first album in three years.

"The record is quite eclectic," Vig said. "There are three or four songs that sound like classic Jimmy Eat World, with angular, razor-sharp guitars. There are a couple that are a lot more dreamy, and some that are very groove-acious. Anybody who is fan will like this record."

The album's first single, "Big Casino," will be released to radio at the end of August. The set also features backing vocals from Amy Ross of Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl and "some whip-cracks, explosions, bells, glocks and the occasional reverse cymbal," vocalist-guitarist Jim Adkins said on the band's Web site. "I can't wait to show you guys what we have been doing for the last year."

"Chase" is the follow-up to the 2004's "Futures," which has sold 615,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Capitol/EMI recently released expanded editions of two of Jimmy Eat World's earliest albums: 1999's "Clarity," which gained bonus tracks "77 Satellites" and "What Would I Say to You Now," and 1996's "Static Prevails," which now has a demo version of "Sweetness" and "Christmas Card."

Jimmy Eat World is touring in Europe and is scheduled to perform at the Leeds and Reading festivals in the U.K. at the end of August.