Originally expected Nov. 6, Counting Crows' new album, "Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings," has been pushed back to January. "Between all the touring and the traveling and the mixing and mastering of the new album and putting the together the package ... we just let some little things fall through the cracks," frontman Adam Duritz writes on the band's Web site.
"There are videos and singles and so many things to decide on and finish and it's just not the time in our career to be rushing important decisions," he continues. "Actually, in my opinion, it's never the right time to rush important decisions. We really try to make records that last forever. I don't see the point in putting all the work in to do that and then not having the right cover or picking the wrong single or making the wrong video."
"Saturday Nights" (Geffen) will be the Crows' first studio album since 2002's "Hard Candy." The "Saturday" portion of the disc features more electric material, while the "Sunday" segment is more acoustic-based.
"This album is really starkly divided, not just musically but thematically," Duritz said in August. "The first half is pretty dark stuff and 'Sunday Mornings' is not a side about redemption either. 'Sunday Mornings' is about sorrow and grief."
He added, "Whether or not everyone else will like it or not, I don't know. It's not a normal Counting Crows record. It may turn some people off."