In the midst of their bustle crafting new material for its sophomore album for Octone/J Records, Maroon 5 will release their "Friday the 13th -- Live at the Santa Barbara Bowl" CD and DVD September 20 this year. The project is reportedly consisting of previously unreleased songs and a cover of Oasis' "Hello."
Asked about their next album, guitarist James Valentine reveals, "We're kind of re-creating the sort of vibe that we had set up when we were writing the songs to the first record. Where we rented a house and we got some instruments set up." Admitting to have no definite direction for the project has emerged; the band is leaning toward more up-tempo material.