De La Soul Announces April Release For Kickstarter album

De La Soul

After raising over $600,000 in funding via Kickstarter, De La Soul has announced a release date for their upcoming album, And The Anonymous Nobody.

Due out April 26, the new album will be the group's first studio set in 11 years. It was initially due in September, but obviously, it suffered delays... which De La credits to being independent.

"Releasing a record independently has been a real undertaking," the group said in a statement. "In addition to artistic satisfaction, the administrative and executive end had to feel right as well. Side artist clearances and appropriating the best distribution for this project has been just as important. With negotiations complete, we are now working on the plan for our awaited release. Thank you all for your patience."

Additionally, the group says they plan to treat their backers to the two songs -- a song called "Train Wreck" in December, followed by the first single, "Pain" featuring Snoop Dogg in February/March.