The Yardbirds are getting ready to record their next album — and asking fans to “help preserve one of the founding most influential bands in rock history” along the way.

For its first studio effort since 2003’s Birdland, the band is partnering with PledgeMusic to fund the release, which is being described as “a totally new recording of original songs with a couple of carefully selected covers done in the tradition of the how the Yardbirds deconstructed, reconstructed and resurrected old blues songs to bring them to a new wider audience.” While a release date for the project hasn’t been attached to the campaign yet, the group has already booked Jack Douglas for the sessions, promising that the renowned producer will be behind the boards for an analog recording tracked in a “‘state of the art’ recording facility.”

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