Friday, July 12, 2013

Pet Shop Boys news

Electric, the new studio album from Pet Shop Boys, the first to appear on their own label x2 (via Kobalt Label Services) is also the first to be produced by Stuart Price.

It features nine tracks in total - eight brand new Pet Shop Boys' songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "The Last To Die."

Pet Shop Boys said, "Electric is very much set on the dance floor. Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas Elysium had a reflective mood, Electric is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time."

Price said, "Making Electric was an exciting experience. We recorded it between Berlin, London and Los Angeles using various techniques between old school synth and drum machine programming and new school computer mangling. For me it was a chance to work with two people who shaped so much of my musical taste, yet who keep on pushing farther in both a natural and unexpected fashion. Disco (from 1986) was an album that always spoke to me because it blended song arrangements with dance floor mixes, and that is what Electric felt like to make. Allowing songs to be full length without considering the pop rules, disregarding classic structures and instead just working instinctively on what was fun and danceable."

Track listing for Electric:

1. Axis
2. Bolshy
3. Love is a bourgeois construct
4. Fluorescent
5. Inside a dream
6. The last to die
7. Shouting in the evening
8. Thursday (featuring Example)
9. Vocal

Pet Shop Boys embarked on a world tour in May, with set design created in collaboration with Es Devlin (creative director/designer) and Lynne Page (stage director/choreographer). 

Remaining World Tour dates

16 July - Ejekt Festival, Athens, Greece
9 August - SonicMania, Tokyo Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan
11 August - Summer Sonic festival, Tokyo, Japan
17 August - Skeeno Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia
24 August - Impact Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
6 Sept - Berlin Festival, Berlin, Germany
12 Sept - The Jackie Gleason Theatre, Miami Beach, USA
13 Sept - Mahaffey Theatre, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
14 Sept - Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
16 Sept - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY USA
17 Sept - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY USA
19 Sept - Music Centre at Strathmore, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
21 Sept - House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
22 Sept - Mann Centre for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
24 Sept - Olympia Theatre, Montreal, Canada
25 Sept - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, Canada
27 Sept - Caesars Windsor - The Colosseum, Windsor, Canada
28 Sept - Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA
2 Oct - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington, USA
3 Oct - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, Canada
4 Oct - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon, USA
5 Oct - Fox Theatre, Oakland, California, USA
8 Oct - Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, California, USA
11 Oct - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - The Joint, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
12 Oct - Shrine Auditorium, LA, California, USA

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