Since ‘90s alternative rock band The Wallflowers went on hiatus in 2007, frontman Jakob Dylan has kept himself busy by starting an acoustic-based, folk-oriented solo career that has received critical acclaim as well as, more recently, playing shows opening for Tom Petty with folk-rock band Everest.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, however, Dylan let it slip that he had definite plans to reunite The Wallflowers as early as January 2012, adding that the group plans to record a new album—their first since 2005’s Rebel, Sweetheart. “I’ve got new songs and we’ve all been talking,” Dylan said, adding The Wallflowers are a special group for him and he’s been “trying to carve that time out” to get the band back together.
Dylan went on to explain the nature of the aforementioned new songs he’s written. He equated them more closely to his acoustic solo material than previous Wallflowers work, adding he wants to see how the songs change in a full-band environment.
Further album details or news of Wallflowers tour dates have not yet been announced.