Phish Returns with “Sigma Oasis”

Phish: Sigma OasisThough the jam band juggernaut Phish announced their fifteenth album, Sigma Oasis, on April 1st, it was not one of the band’s notorious pranks. The new record is their first since 2016’s Big Boat, and is named after a song first debuted by Trey Anastasio during a 2018 solo concert. Keyboardist Page McConnell said the album was completed a week before the release, while bassist Mike Gordon explained it was mostly recorded at Anastasio’s barn in Vermont at the end of last year.

“A lot of people don’t play live together to record. To have this mountaintop barn where we can go and have the idea that playing together is best and get in there and do that in a little weird way,” Gordon said during a live stream. “It makes it like a show vibe because the chemistry starts happening.”

The opening title track sets the mood for the entire album. Check out Gordon’s lead work at the 2:48 mark:

Sigma Oasis is available now as a digital download via iTunes and Amazon MP3.

Sigma Oasis Track List:

  1. Sigma Oasis
  2. Leaves
  3. Everything’s Right
  4. Mercury
  5. Shade
  6. Evening Song
  7. Steam
  8. A Life Beyond The Dream
  9. Thread

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