Mudhoney is marking its 25th anniversary as a band this year in a manner that reflects the apathetic Seattle grunge scene from which it came: by doing nothing special.
"We're just playing the shows like we usually do," singer and guitarist Mark Arm tells Billboard . "If you would've told me when we started that we'd be around for this long, I would have laughed at you. But at this point, it seems perfectly normal."
In April, Mudhoney ended a five-year gap between new studio albums with the release of Vanishing Point . Arm says the band already has about 30 "really cool" song ideas in the can, but Mudhoney's immediate future involves touring, not recording. First up is a summer U.S. tour that begins Aug. 30, followed by the Big Day Out festival tour in Australia and New Zealand next year.
"I probably need to go revisit [those ideas]," Arm says. "We'll do that once we focus less on playing live shows and start thinking about recording again. Hopefully it won't be another five years."
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