The newest album by Big Medicine Head is in production. The follow-up effort to 2010's The Queen of the Western Hemisphere continues the musical arc that began with their first album Rex Hotel. The working title for the next album is The Handsome Years - a collection of songs that draped in the American cultural fabric, much like a an familiar old coat. That's not to say that new ground isn't explored here; themes such as fundamentalist hypocirisy and steroidal patriotism that were on display on Rex Hotel's Eight Days in the Bible Belt are engaged once again - this time from a first person perspective. The first single from the new album is Prayer Shack, a gospel tinged barn burner driven by a Temptations inspired bass line.