Thought Industry hasn’t released any new material in over eight years, but whispers throughout the internet have been full of rumors – most of them wishful thinking. One of the most frequent unsubstantiated rumors has been that of a reunion consisting of the original Songs for Insects/Mods Carve the Pig line-up, but those have never been confirmed (and, in fact, have been categorically denied). Another more tangible rumor has been the potential for a new release, and these rumors seem to be true. A site dedicated to the music of the South West Michigan area has posted a quick blurb concerning new Thought Industry material:
Also, Brent Oberlin came over for hot dogs and beer last weekend (along with the likes of Dave Nash, Dan Roe and his family, siren Michelle Graf, and even Kevin Banks. I set up a mini-waterpark for the all the kids. I so don't rock.) and let me report that new THOUGHT INDUSTRY is palpable. I asked Brent if I could hear some, but he said that I had leaked a draft version of SHORTWAVE.. to Chris Bryers without permission, and then Chris told people that it was barfy, ruining most of its sales potential. I don't know if this is totally true, but it sound plausible. Anyways, this probably means I won't get a preview unless it is under careful scrutiny.