The Boston Globe reports that the Backstreet Boys will release a new album in ’04. The group will gather in various places to begin writing — “and getting back in shape, at least vocally,” next month said Marcus Siskind, who co-owns Blue Jay Recording Studios in Carlisle Massachusetts with band member Kevin Richardson. He says they will begin recording a short time later. A number of songs will be recorded in Carlisle. “We won’t know what the final effort will look or sound like,” said Siskind. “The industry has changed so much since they last released an album and toured.” Read more.