Yay! Ash news. The London/Northern Irish quartet, who are about the nicest band around, were in Los Angeles recently recording their fifth album. When not being sidetracked by a celebrity musician who rolled down to the studio virtually every day to see if the band could come out to play, the Ash crew laid down the licks for their upcoming record, which is currently nameless, but due to come out in April or May of 2004. Itís produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters) and mixed by Rich Costey (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine). The bestest part is that the band was kind enough to let MTV.com videotape them performing one of the new songs, ìOrpheus,î and not only that, but you can download the track at MTV.com, too. They DO make you sign in, but youíre crafty enough to get around that, if need be. Check out Ash in all their glory on "Orpheus." Enjoy!