Pet Shop Boys circa 2012

Having just released their 11th album Elysium six months ago, the Pet Shop Boys surprised fans this morning by announcing they already have another new studio album ready to go, and that they’ll release the record — titled Electric — this June via Kobalt Label Services, ending the synthpop duo’s 28-year relationship with Parlophone Records.

Not much is yet known about Electric, other than the fact that it’s produced by longtime Madonna collaborator Stuart Price — and, judging from the 44-second promo video released by the group (which you can see below), it’s a far more dancefloor-friendly affair than the relatively downbeat Elysium.

In a statement posted to the band’s website, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe said:

“We are hugely proud of the new album and are very pleased to be working in conjunction with Kobalt. We’d like to thank everyone we’ve worked with at Parlophone over the last 28 years both in the UK and abroad. When we signed to the label in 1985 we had no idea how long and successful a relationship we were embarking on. However it is also exciting now to commence a new phase working with a new team in a new business structure and we look forward to a creative and equally fulfilling relationship with Kobalt.”

Kobalt’s first international release was Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ just-released Push the Sky Away.

The Pet Shop Boys promise “further information about the album will be announced soon.”

 

 

PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS

 

 

 

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