Daily Distraction: Read about the status of new music from the Wrens

The New York Times has an update on the long-awaited follow-up to the band's 2003 album, 'The Meadowlands'

Joel Oliphint
Columbus Alive
The Wrens in 2004

Searching Columbus Alive's archive for news of the Wrens' much-anticipated follow-up to 2003 album The Meadowlands (a modern classic), you'll find a blog from 2009 noting the New Jersey rock band planned to release a new record later that year. 

That obviously didn't happen, because several years later a new full-length from the Wrens is listed among "Seven more albums we hope to see in 2016."

In September of 2021, we still don't have a new album from the band, but The New York Times has a new story with some good news and bad news.

OK, bad news first: We may never get that long-promised Wrens album. The good news: Principal songwriters Kevin Whelan and Charles Bissell have been writing and recording new music, albeit separately. Read the story here for all the details.

While you're reading, why not revisit The Meadowlands?