It’s been six years since Pearl Jam’s last album, Lightning Bolt, but in a new radio interview (via PearlJamOnline), guitarist Mike McCready gave an update on the band’s long awaited next effort.

“We did a huge tour last year like we were talking about, so we’re all still recovering from that,” he explained. “We’re writing songs for a new record. We did our last record about five years ago. Hopefully we’re going to get that thing done soon. It’s been a bit, it’s been a little while… It’s the longest I think we’ve had between records. We’ve got a bunch of songs ready to go, and I think we’re going to get something cool this year. Hopefully it will be out, I don’t have a date on anything yet, though.”

Next month, Pearl Jam will act as the ambassadors of Record Store Day 2019.