Now, eight years later, they have come together again releasing a new album, Another Fine Day on July 18 of this year. The album was recorded in two sessions, the first being in Paco Loco Studios in Puerto De Santa Maria in the south of Spain. Linda Pitmon sat in behind the drums for that round of recording. The second session saw Jody Stephens back behind the set and happened at Flower Studios in Minneapolis. Ed Ackerson and Golden Smog members served as producers throughout the recording.
Kraig Johnson said on the recording of the album, "“We never rehearsed any of it, so the songs all just kind of came to life when we got in the same room. It was fun. It wasn’t like we were planning on it, and I think that’s the really cool thing. It is what it is.”
It should be noted many of the performers are listed under pseudonyms on the albums because of their original contractual obligations and over the years the line-up has changed a bit. In their current form Golden Smog is Gary Louris, Marc Perlman (The Jayhawks), Kraig Johnson (Run Westy Run), Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) and Jeff Tweedy (Wilco).
All month Blogcritics will be bringing you news and information about Golden Smog including a review of their new CD Another Fine Day and an interview with Kraig Johnson.