Counting Crows have signed a recording deal with Capitol Records for the fall release of their forthcoming studio album, Somewhere Under Wonderland, it was announced Monday by Capitol Music Group chairman/CEO Steve Barnett. It will be the band’s seventh studio album and first of original material for a major label since Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings in 2008 on Geffen. The group released an album of cover songs, Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation), on Cooking Vinyl in April 2012.
The band appeared on Monday’s episode of NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers to mark the announcement and perform the hit “Round Here.”
“I’m happy to announce that the new Counting Crows album will be coming out this Fall on Capitol Records!!!” said the band’s Adam Duritz. “Just like The Beatles!!!”
Barnett commented, “It’s not surprising that Counting Crows have built and maintained such a successful career for more than 20 years. The solid bond between the band and their audience has been forged through their great recordings and exciting live performances, and that relationship will continue with the release of Somewhere Under Wonderland and their forthcoming tour.”
Counting Crows — also including drummer Jim Bogios, guitarists David Bryson, David Immergluck and Dan Vickrey, keyboardist Charlie Gillingham and bassist Millard Powers — sold more than 20 million albums worldwide after exploding onto the music scene with the multiplatinum breakout album August and Everything After in 1993.
Consistently ranked as one of the top live bands on the touring circuit, Counting Crows can be seen this summer on the North American leg of their major worldwide tour, which kicks off June 11 in Tampa, Fla. The band will travel through major markets, including their hometown of Berkeley, Calif., before concluding the tour in Los Angeles at the historic Greek Theatre on Aug. 17.