More than 20 years later, Hanson’s dangerously catchy pop tune “MMMBop” is still perpetually stuck in our heads. The three brothers are actually still making music together, and Monday they announced a new, symphony-inspired record. Coined String Theory, the album, which Hanson self-produced, will feature songs both new and old. The already-released songs will appear on the record as new versions refreshed as symphonic arrangements. Does this mean we’ll get to hear a choir sing “MMMBop” backed by a family of cellos and violas? This is yet to be determined.
In addition to the album, which, according to Billboard is expected to drop in fall 2018, Hanson is going on tour. The “String Theory” tour kicks off in August in Pittsburgh and continues through next year. For some of the dates, they’ll support String Theory in the most orchestral of fashions: with performances from live symphony orchestras. You can find all those dates here.
Also remember when the Hanson brothers launched a beer line? At the time, our columnist hailed the brews as not half bad. Below, watch decade-old footage of Hanson performing at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, via the Paste vault.