Robyn Hitchcock has announced Shufflemania!, his first album since his 2017 self-titled, which will be out October 21 via Tiny Ghost. Says Robyn: "What is SHUFFLEMANIA!? It’s surfing fate, trusting your intuition, and bullfighting with destiny. It’s embracing the random and dancing with it, even when it needs to clean its teeth. It’s probably the most consistent album I’ve made. It’s a party record, with a few solemn moments, as parties are wont to supply. Groove on, groovers!"
The basic tracks were recorded on a portastudio, and then Hitchcck sent the guitar-vocals files to friends to help flesh out the arrangements. Those included his former Soft Boys bandmates Kimberley Rew and Morris Windsor, as well as Johnny Marr, The Raconteurs' Brendan Benson, Sean Ono Lennon, Kelley Stoltz, Dr Dog's Eric Slick, and more.