Yesterday, Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong celebrated Valentine's Day with the following Tweet:
Spelling issues notwithstanding, it appears as if he and his East Bay punk/pop band have finally started the recording process for their ninth studio album, which would be the first since 2009's 21st Century Breakdown.
In typical Green Day fashion, the band hit the club circuit a few months ago, debuting new songs at special, intimate gigs that delighted fans around the country. At the Mezzanine in San Francisco, they played a new track called Carpe Diem, which seems to be more akin to the band's late-1990s catalog rather than their more politically-relevant music of the 2000s. Whether or nto this song makes the cut for the new record remains to be seen, but it's a nice jolt of nostalgia nonetheless.
Back in August, the band played a show at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa, California, running through an entire set of new songs, so they presumably have a wealth of new material with which to form a new album.