Playing off the success of Musicforthemorningafter, Pete Yorn has announced his hopes to release an album recorded before the singer-songwriter signed with Columbia. "I'm really proud of it," he says of the album, which was produced by indie rock veteran Don Fleming. "I don't know where it fits in with the mass marketing of this record schedule yet, but I want to release it." The album, whoís title is still a mystery, was recorded from the fall of 1997 to the winter of 1998, after Fleming was turned on to Yorn through some demos the artist had sent him. "I loved the work he'd done with Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr.," Yorn says. "He agreed to do it for very little money and just take points on the record if it ever came out. It's much more of a straight-ahead rock record, but it's a lot darker as well. It's really blown out and reverb-y and the guitars are really heavy. I think it's really cool." Because Yorn owns the master to the previously recorded album, he will be able to make it available via independent channels, despite his current deal with Columbia.