Current Issue Details

Buy Current Issue


Published: 2014/05/27

Phish Unveil Studio Version of "The Line"

Photo: Peter Yang

Phish premiered their new song “The Line” today via Rolling Stone. The track, which is set to appear on the band’s forthcoming album Fuego, deals with the story of Darius Washington Jr., the University of Memphis basketball player who cost his team a Conference USA Championship when he missed two free throws against Louisville in 2005.

Trey Anastasio explained the song’s meaning when the band debuted it at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Halloween last year. The guitarist told the audience that the tune was, “Dedicated with much love to the incredible Darius Washington, Jr.,” adding, incorrectly, that track was “about his experience when he missed those two free throws at the end of the Final Four Michigan State game. We love him, and we can relate.“ 

As previously reported, Fuego is set to drop on June 24. The Bob Ezrin-produced LP will be Phish’s first album since 2009’s Joy. You can check out “Waiting All Night,” another track from the forthcoming release, here.

Fuego tracklist:

The Line
Devotion to a Dream
Halfway to the Moon
Sing Monica
Waiting All Night

Show 34 Comments