Grunge gods Mudhoney have announced details of what will be their ninth studio album. It’s called Vanishing Point and it’s set to be released on Sub Pop (of course) on 02 April in the US (no details about the UK yet, but don’t worry, I’m sure it’ll happen). Mark Arm has spilled the beans about the new album in a recent interview with the ever dependable SPIN magazine. He says of the album “In many ways our focus is live performance because that’s what we do more often than we record, but there are a lot of people whom we won’t get to play for, who might only be able to pick up the record. So if something serves a song in the studio, we might as well go for it.” So, it sounds like the album is going to be tailored to translate well live, which would mean a typically visceral and raw set of tracks. Time will tell. But there is one thing to tide you over until April. Hot on the heels of the release Mudhoney: Live in Berlin, 1988 on DVD (released on K7!), another piece of celluloid has surfaced. I’m Now: The Story of Mudhoney is a documentary that charts the 25 year career of the band from their sticky beginnings in the club houses of downtown Seattle right up to their recent world tour, and features interviews with much of the major-league grunge alumni. All the details about that HERE. Watch the trailer for I’m Now below… and wait until April next year for Vanishing Point.