Quebec, the band’s first batch of new songs since 2000’s White Pepper, is scheduled to hit shelves August 5. The album is Ween’s first for Sanctuary Records, after spending most of their recording career with Elektra, and marks the return of longtime producer/collaborator Andrew Weiss.

Although only a handful of dates have been announced, mostly in the Northeast, the band is planning to tour the U.S. in its entirety through the winter. This will probably take the form of “four tours of three to four weeks” each, according to the band’s official Web site.

Following that, overseas dates are expected to take them well into the new year.

The fan-friendly band is also promising a new piece of software, tentatively titled “Weenamp,” which will enable fans to connect “with one click to Weenradio,, the Ween forum, the Ween IRC chat channel, and a peer-to-peer file trading program that enables you to download the concert you saw the night before. … All this for free!”

In addition, the band is planning an all-request webcast that goes a little something like this: Fans vote online for their favorite tunes, then the band plays a full concert live on July 22, with the setlist consisting of the songs that receive the most votes.