Simon & Garfunkel Reunite with South African Record

On the heels of their successful outings in North America and Europe in 2003 and 2004, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel announced today their studio reunion. The pair will draw on South African influences, which Simon first explored (apparently, it was revealed, on Garfunkel’s advice) in the mid-1980s. Additionally, the duo plan to split the songwriting duties.

“Now that our friendship has been repaired,” said Simon, “the next logical step was heading to the studio. We found that with Citizen [of the Planet], that worked, so we decided to try an album together. Artie has been giving me some great tips with the lyrics.”

The pair will head to South Africa to record later this month.

Happy April Fool’s Day, folks.