Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blondie album news

This news just arrived today. Definitely something for fans of Debbie Harry and company to look forward to.

Blondie have announced the release of their ninth studio album, Panic of Girls, in September 2011. On Panic Of Girls, the New York City-based sextet create a sound that is more recognizable than ever, achieving a timeless pop sheen. The album was predominantly recorded in Woodstock, N.Y. and co-produced by Jeff Saltzman (the Killers, Fischerspooner).

The new album finds founding members Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, and Clem Burke returning with newer band mates. First single, “Mother,” is an electro-pop gem that nods to the fabled West 14th Street nightclub of the same name which attracted the most outrageous downtown luminaries and self-made superstars in the '90s. Watch the new video for “Mother,” at
This new effort, arriving eight years after the band’s last studio disc, The Curse Of Blondie, has  a song sung in French (“Le Bleu”), which  pays homage to Brel and Gainsbourg, and one in Spanish (“Work Off My Sweat),” co-written with Cuban artist Paradise N. Efecto and trumpet by Beirut bandleader Zach Condon. There are also two covers: Beirut’s “Sunday Smile” and 1985 U.K. reggae hit, “Girlie Girlie,” which fits seamlessly with Debbie’s playful and candy coated vocals.
Always blurring the lines of art, fashion and music, the cover of Blondie’s Panic Of Girls (pictured, above) features the surreal hand-painted imagery of Dutch cult artist Chris Berens, who created the piece for the album. 

Inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, selling more than 40 million albums globally and penning such hits over the course of four decades as “One Way Or Another,” “Heart Of Glass,” “Rapture” and “Call Me,” it's time to add another Blondie record to fans' collections.

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