It seems that the new Phish album could be released any day now, as eight new titles have just appeared on the band’s work title registration list on BMI. As BMI is responsible for Phish’s music publishing and royalties, the confirmed registration of these new titles – as well as some other recently registered works – could indicate that the new album release is imminent.The whole process began last winter, when Phish announced during their Mexico run that they would be working on an album during the off-season. That album was subsequently recorded in Nashville, and guitarist Trey Anastasio announced that the album was completed during the band’s performance in San Francisco, just a few weeks ago. With appearances at LOCKN’, Dick’s, and a fall tour on the schedule, this would be an ideal time to build hype surrounding a new release. The band also performed a number of new originals on tour.As reported by Phishatthemann, the number of Phish’s registered song titles jumped from 208 to 216 today. This can be confirmed by the work order number associated with each song, as the number increases proportionally with time – aka newer songs have higher numbers. There are eight songs that have numbers in the #22,000,000 range, listed below:-Ass Handed-Blaze On-Breadth And Burning (spelled differently than listed on LivePhish during summer shows)-Friends-Let’s Go-Miss You-Shade-Tide TurnsAdditionally, there are two songs that must have been added recently, as they are in the #20,000,000 range for their work order number. This includes “How Many People Are You” and “No Men In No Man’s Land,” both songs that debuted during the summer of 2015. As a reference, songs from the Fuego album appear in the #17,000,000-18,000,000 range, as they have now been registered for two years.An album with these ten songs is certainly exciting, though there is currently no inclusion of the 15-minute instrumental piece that was mentioned in an interview with Hamilton percussionist Andrés Forero back in June. Forero contributed to every track on the studio album after meeting the Phish crew at a performance of Hamilton back in January, and referenced a “15-minute piece with classical percussion” when talking about the unlikely collaboration. Also notably absent are “Mercury,” “Things People Do,” and “Waking Up Dead,” though the registration for those and others could still be in the works.It seems likely that an announcement of the new album could come any day now, and we’ll be sure to update when we have more information. You can check the BMI listing here.
Harold Louis Newmann, 86, of Aurora, IN, passed away Friday, February 26, 2016.He was born Thursday, June 20, 1929 in Aurora, Indiana, son of the late Frank William Herbert Newmann and the late Martha A. Peters Newmann.Harold worked as a mechanic for Monsanto retiring after over 35 years of service, but his true passion was farming.He was a Life Member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Aurora where he served as an elder for 2 terms and he attended school there through the 8th grade. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger years and he also liked to operate heavy equipment, which he did for Keith Dills for a number of years. Harold loved to farm, he was a dairy man and was very active in the Artificial Breeders Association. But Harold was the happiest when he was on the tractor, ATV or skid loader on his 80 acre farm.Surviving are his wife, Polly Anne Newmann; children, Bonnie (Stephen) Mendell, John (Cathy) Newmann and Judy (Doug) Cox all of Aurora, IN; brother, Elvin (Helen) Newmann of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Liza (Matt) Parrott, Kelly (Pat) Marcum, Matthew (Lindsay) Newmann, Mark (Hollye) Newmann, Erin (Mike) Moreland, Emily (Steve) Rose; as well as 15 great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Delver and sister, Romelda Olson.Friends will be received 5:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday, February 29, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 220 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Church on Tuesday, at 11:00 am with Pastor Edward A. Davis officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, IN 47001.Contributions may be made to the St. John Lutheran Church, The Cure Starts Now, or Aurora Life Squad. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com