Photo by Jill Furmanovsky

The Pretenders recently debuted the second track of the band’s first new album in four years, the raucous title track to Hate For Sale, while also announcing a delay in the release of the record, presumably — like so much else right now — because of the coronavirus.

You can hear “Hate For Sale,” the song, below.

The 10-song album, produced by Stephen Street of The Smiths fame, was due out May 1, but will now be released July 18. It’s the first Pretenders LP to feature the longtime touring lineup of the band, with Chrissie Hynde joined by founding drummer Martin Chambers, guitarist James Walbourne — who co-wrote the songs — and bassist Nick Wilkinson.

Despite the album’s delay, The Pretenders are still scheduled to head out on an extensive North American tour with Journey starting in mid-May, thought it seems almost certain that won’t happen due to ongoing efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus by canceling events that draw large crowds.

Keep an eye on the band’s website for more information.

 

 

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