The band revealed the news on their website, where they mentioned that they have 12 tracks that they're working on. However, there's no word about what the album's name will be yet.
No Doubt fans have known for a while that the Orange County quartet have been working on a record, but the progress seemed extremely slow. Back in September, rumors started circulating that maybe they'd play this year's Coachella in conjunction with a new record, but neither the festival appearance nor the album ever happened. Now we know that we've got about four more months until we get a new No Doubt record.
The question will be how alt-rock audiences respond. Though No Doubt were a staple of modern rock radio for about eight years starting in the mid-'90s, they've since drifted into the background as Stefani has emerged as a fashion and pop icon. Have the band's fans moved on? We'll know in the fall.
Update: The album will be titled Push and Shove.
Photo: Scott Gries/ImageDirect.