But we all know what a touring cycle means. It means interviews. Interviews like this one, in which Pelham tells Indie Rock Reviews that The Features have "finished another record, so we’re just kind of sitting on it until we’re finished touring and promoting Wilderness, then we’ll release the new one." So there's your official confirmation, not to mention the fact that Pelham refers to himself as a dinosaur and talks about the rock explosion in Nashville, and then the folks at IRR spell Murfreesboro like this: Murphysboro.
The bit that made my heart sing just a little bit, however, comes via The Dallas Observer. After conceding that Kings of Leon are "no longer en vogue" and fending off the nays of "skinny-jeaned naysayers" who may or may not actually exist, blogger Kelly Dearmore asked Features drummer Rollum Haas to conjure up an "all-time top five future Features band/movie tie-ins." After injecting a bit of Features into total classics like The Graduate and Midnight Cowboy (and the nouveau classic Arrested Development), Haas casts Clint Eastwood as himself in the Features made-for-TV musical, and offers this wonderful what-if: "George Lucas remakes Star Wars with The Features cast as the Cantina Band." Seems like a good enough excuse to post the Cantina scene to me!