Ryan Adams has a pair of new studio projects on the way, at least one of which to feature the singer-songwriter in the producer role for the first time since 2006’s Adams and the Cardinals-backed Willie Nelson album, Songbird. “Looking forward to producing the new Lemonheads album this weekend,” he said on Twitter, adding that Ben Deily and Evan Dando — two of the band’s co-founders — will reunite for the record while Dando’s It’s a Shame About Ray collaborator Juliana Hatfield will play bass on the LP. What’s more, Adams said he’s set to perform on the upcoming recording session: “Playing drums on the Lemonheads records too,” he added. “Dream come true… Back to the punker sounds.”
Meanwhile, Jason Isbell has been making press rounds in support of his excellent 2011 LP, Here We Rest, and he just revealed that the pair behind last fall’s “Love In the First Degree” live cover (among other Isbell-Adams onstage collaborations) are planning to work together on his fourth solo album. According to an interview with the Washington Post, the former touring partners have booked studio time for this October.