According to drummer Chad Smith, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich has joined the Chili Peppers in the studio, charged with mixing the album.
Last month, frontman Anthony Kiedis revealed the band was “in the home stretch” of finishing the record. “We had written two dozen songs before we got with him. [Danger Mouse] is like, ‘Let’s keep a few of those, but let’s go write all new songs in the studio,'” Kiedis explained during a recent appearance on Steve Jones’ radio program. “We’re looking at each other like, ‘Dude, we kind of already wrote the songs, bro.’ He’s like, ‘No, I like to write new ones in the studio.’ So, in honor of accommodating this new process, we wrote all new songs, and it’s a good thing we did.”
The as-yet-untitled LP serves as the follow-up to 2011’s I’m With You and marks the first Red Hot Chili Peppers’ release not produced by Rick Rubin since 1989’s Mother’s Milk.