Here is his response to the question ,,How goes the new album?'':
,,We're doing a thing called "Orphans", a lot of songs that fell behind the stove while making dinner, about 60 tunes that we collected. Some are from films, some from compilations. Some is stuff that didn't fit onto a record, things I recorded in the garage with the kids. Oddball things, orphaned tunes. I think that's going to come out in the fall sometime.''
You can find the entire article at the Tom Waits Supplement.
UPDATE: The LA Daily news has the article on its site as well. (thanks to TribalDrum2412)