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Coachella 2014: The Replacements, Pet Shop Boys, Afghan Whigs, Bryan Ferry, Toy Dolls

Coachella 2014: The Replacements, Pet Shop Boys, Afghan Whigs, Bryan Ferry, Toy Dolls

The Replacements reunion will roll on this year, with the band confirmed tonight to perform at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this April along with Pet Shop Boys, The Afghan Whigs, Brian Ferry, The Cult, Toy Dolls, Fishbone, Bad Manners, Neutral Milk Hotel and more — plus headliners OutKast, Arcade Fire and Muse.

Video: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Thursday’ featuring Example — next single off ‘Electric’

Video: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Thursday’ featuring Example — next single off ‘Electric’

The Pet Shop Boys won’t release the next single off their new album Electric until November — “Thursday,” featuring the rapper Example — but they went ahead and debuted the track’s music video, which features a giant Neil Tennant projected onto the sides of buildings.

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Cult, Peter Buck, The Style Council, Frank Black

New releases: Pet Shop Boys, The Cult, Peter Buck, The Style Council, Frank Black

This week’s new releases include the Pet Shop Boys’ second new album in a year (‘Electric’), plus an expanded reissue of The Cult’s ‘Electric,’ a repress of Peter Buck’s 2012 vinyl-only solo debut and a new monkey-themed 7-inch, a collection of Style Council albums and a reissue of Frank Black’s ‘Oddballs.’

Full-album stream: Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Electric’ premieres on Pandora a week early

Full-album stream: Pet Shop Boys’ ‘Electric’ premieres on Pandora a week early

The Pet Shop Boys next week will release their second new studio album in less than a year, and, as has become customary these days, the group is streaming Electric in full in advance of its official arrival. Beginning today, you can stream the full nine-track album over at Pandora.

Electronic reunion: Bernard Sumner joins Johnny Marr to play ‘Getting Away With It’

Electronic reunion: Bernard Sumner joins Johnny Marr to play ‘Getting Away With It’

After missed opportunities at a pair of U.S. shows booked around Coachella this past April, it finally happened: Bernard Sumner joined Johnny Marr on stage in England tonight for a one-song Electronic reunion as the duo performed their 1989 single “Getting Away With It” during the ex-Smiths guitarist’s slot opening for New Order.

Video: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Vocal’ — featuring footage from ’80s raves, Hacienda club

Video: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Vocal’ — featuring footage from ’80s raves, Hacienda club

The Pet Shop Boys today debuted the video for Electric single “Vocal,” and it’s a bit of a time warp: The Joost Vandeburg-directed clip — which you can see below — is comprised of “authentic amateur film footage shot at various raves in the late ’80s” as well as images from the Hacienda club in Manchester.

Stream: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Vocal’ — second single off forthcoming album ‘Electric’

Stream: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Vocal’ — second single off forthcoming album ‘Electric’

The Pet Shop Boys today released “Vocal,” the second single off the duo’s forthcoming 12th studio album, Electric — and you can now stream the full track here. The song’s premiere follows the release of lead single “Axis” and a preview last week of part of the track “Fluorescent.”

Stream: Pet Shop Boys premiere excerpt of ‘Fluorescent’ off forthcoming ‘Electric’

Stream: Pet Shop Boys premiere excerpt of ‘Fluorescent’ off forthcoming ‘Electric’

The Pet Shop Boys today teased fans with a second cut off the duo’s forthcoming album Electric — or at least 1 minute and 11 seconds of a new song. Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant this morning released an excerpt of the song “Fluorescent,” which follows last month’s debut of lead single “Axis.”

Pet Shop Boys announce first North American tour in 4 years, debut ‘Axis’ video

Pet Shop Boys announce first North American tour in 4 years, debut ‘Axis’ video

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.

Pet Shop Boys to announce North American tour, ‘Electric’ release details next week

Pet Shop Boys to announce North American tour, ‘Electric’ release details next week

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.

Stream: Electronic 15-minute sampler of new expanded reissue — with unreleased clips

Stream: Electronic 15-minute sampler of new expanded reissue — with unreleased clips

The 1991 self-titled debut from indie supergroup Electronic — featuring New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths, with the occasional assist from Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant — will be reissued in the U.K. next week in a 2CD expanded edition.

Video: Pet Shop Boys cover Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Last to Die’ at ‘Electric’ tour debut

Video: Pet Shop Boys cover Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Last to Die’ at ‘Electric’ tour debut

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.

Pet Shop Boys to release new album ‘Electric’ in June — watch club-ready video preview

Pet Shop Boys to release new album ‘Electric’ in June — watch club-ready video preview

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.

Electronic’s self-titled debut to be reissued as 2CD special edition with 8 unreleased tracks

Electronic’s self-titled debut to be reissued as 2CD special edition with 8 unreleased tracks

The 1991 self-titled debut from indie supergroup Electronic — featuring New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths, with the occasional assist from Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant — will be reissued this spring in a 2CD special edition featuring eight previously unreleased bonus tracks.