The band went from a kind of a "guys Dave Grohl would love to form a band with" rumor to an actual act that played a few small shows to massive acclaim leading to the aforementioned buzz. Rumors of an album circulated.
Three interesting nuggets came to my attention today:
1) The new album is indeed happening and will be released November 17. You can see the track listing for it here.
2) The band will play some shows in the States and is scheduled to play the Roseland Theater right here in Portland on November 22. All the dates here.
3) The band issued its first single from the album on YouTube today. Sounds pretty rocking! Check it out: