Get out your “water pipes” cuz Pink Floyd are releasing a new album called The Endless River

Get out your "water pipes" cuz Pink Floyd are releasing a new album called The Endless River

Baby boomers, psychedelic dreamers, tween long-haired rockers, the Band to end all Bands has done the unthinkable and announced a new album. Not The Band, idiots… Floyd. A.K.A. Pink Floyd, the conceptual psych-rock band we all had a poster of in our bedrooms at one time or another (see above). The Endless River, a collection of unreleased 1994 recordings created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and the late Richard Wright, will finally see a release this October. The group describes their forthcoming LP as “mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions.” All told, that description sounds wayyyy better than The Final Cut — sorry Roger Waters, you’re not invited to The Endless River.

Originally titled The Big Spliff [really guys?], The Endless River began alongside The Division Bell, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Since then, Gilmour and Mason have added and changed a lot to those 1994 recordings, even adding female backing vocals and a Gilmour lead on at least one cut. Gilmour’s wife, Polly Samson, has already offered up the album’s first review via Twitter, calling it “very beautiful.” Little conflict of interest there, Polly? Just kidding, I’m sure you’re very proud of your rock star husband. So let’s all dust off our Himalayan salt-crystal pyramids, screw in our black lights, and take a trip down The Endless River, shall we?

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