Virgin Records has announced the release of "Traffic and Weather," the long-awaited new album from Grammy-nominated pop maestros Fountains of Wayne, on April 3, 2007. The first single from the record, "Someone to Love," will hit radio in late February. The New York based quartet — songwriters Adam Schlesinger (bass) and Chris Collingwood (guitar and lead vocals), along with lead guitarist Jody Porter and drummer Brian Young — continues to reimagine early 60’s jangle, late 60’s psychedelia, 70’s classic rock, 80’s New Wave, 90’s alt-rock, and contemporary pop in its own inimitable style.
Traffic And Weather was produced by Schlesinger and mixed by Michael Brauer (Coldplay, Paul McCartney) and longtime FOW collaborator John Holbrook (Elton John, Todd Rundgren, Brian Setzer). Appearances by the group at the Coachella and Bonnaroo festivals have been confirmed, with tour dates and more festival appearances to be announced shortly. Videos for several songs from the new album, none of which will feature Rachel Hunter writhing around in lingerie (as of presstime), are in the planning stages.