According to Rolling Stone, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers are finishing up their 13th studio album, Hypnotic Eye, an 11-track collection co-produced by Petty, Mike Campbell, and Ryan Ulyate, for a summer release.
The Hearbreakers — Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench, Ron Blair, Steve Ferrone, and Scott Thurston — have been working on Hypnotic Eye with Petty in Los Angeles on and off since 2011. The first songs born in those sessions, according to Petty, were scrapped because they sounded too much like “the blues bag” of their last album, 2010′s Mojo.
Tracks that ultimately made the cut include “American Dream Plan B,” “Faultlines,” “Red River,” “Burn Out Town,” and “Shadow People.” Petty and band will tour in support of Hypnotic Eye this year.
Also on the way, possibly by Christmas, is a 20th anniversary two-disc reissue of Petty’s rustic solo gem Wildflowers. It’ll have 10 previously unreleased songs.
Finally, there are plans for a live album documenting last year’s intimate theater runs at NYC’s Beacon and LA’s Henry Fonda.