Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s titles include The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys.
Pet Shop Boys today announced full details of their forthcoming album Electric — the second release from Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant in less than a year — and revealed the itinerary for a month-long, 19-date tour that will bring the duo back to North America for the first time in four years this September and October.
The Pet Shop Boys today revealed that the final mix of their new Stuart Price-produced album Electric is due to be finished by week’s end and that full details of the record, including the final tracklist and release date, are scheduled to be announced next Tuesday — along with the duo’s full North American tour itinerary.
Since surprising fans with the announcement earlier this month that they’ve got a new album set for release in June, the Pet Shop Boys haven’t said much about ‘Electric.’ On Friday, at the first concert on the band’s tour, however, the duo debuted two of the new tracks — including a Bruce Springsteen cover.
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.
We’re counting down the top 10 albums of 2012 as voted on by Slicing Up Eyeballs readers earlier this month. This list includes albums released this year by Dinosaur Jr, Ultravox, Public Image Ltd., Killing Joke, The Fixx, Pet Shop Boys, members of Depeche Mode, Dead Can Dance and more.
The Pet Shop Boys will usher in 2013 with the release of “Memory of the Future,” the third single off their latest album Elysium, on Jan. 1 in two different download bundles, featuring a number of new remixes of the track as well as three new B-sides — one of which, “One Night,” is being premiered today here at Slicing Up Eyeballs.
As we near the end of the year, the good folks at Astralwerks are hooking us up with a Pet Shop Boys prize pack — new album ‘Elysium’ on vinyl, plus the “Leaving” single in every format — to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader, plus a couple bonus items: new albums from Kylie Minogue and Diamond Rings.
The Pet Shop Boys have released a new music video for “Leaving,” the second single off their 11th studio album, ‘Elysium,’ which was released worldwide last month. The single itself is out Oct. 15 in a variety of formats featuring a variety of B-sides, including non-album tracks and remixes.
This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from Pet Shop Boys, David Byrne and St. Vincent and Tom Tom Club, plus reissues from The Stone Roses and Aztec Camera, a live CD/DVD of The English Beat’s US Festival performances, and best-ofs from Duran Duran and Propaganda.
The Pet Shop Boys are launching their 11th studio album, ‘Elysium’ — due out next week and currently streaming online — by performing a 30-minute live set at 9 p.m. CET (3 p.m. EDT in the U.S.) today in Berlin that will be streamed live on the web by ElectronicBeats.net and can be seen here.
The Pet Shop Boys are gearing up for next week’s release of their 11th studio album, Elysium, by streaming the full record for fans on The Guardian’s website and performing a 30-minute live set at 9 p.m. CET (3 p.m. EDT in the U.S.) on Wednesday in Berlin that will be streamed live on the web at ElectronicBeats.net.
With about 10 days left before the release of their 11th album, ‘Elysium,’ the Pet Shop Boys have released an 8-minute interview reel with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. about their songwriting process and the making of the album, which already is garnering comparisons in sound and mood to 1990’s ‘Behaviour’.