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Monday, June 11, 2012

Pet Shop Boys Announce New Album 'Elysium'

More info on Pet Shop Boys' new album, following the surfacing of new track "Invisible" over the weekend: it's called Elysium and, as was expected, will be out in September.

Also, "Invisible" is not a single, but merely a track "to give an idea of the album’s sound," their official site notes:

...a short film for the album track “Invisible”... was made by renowned Los Angeles artist/film-maker Brian Bress. Like several tracks on Elysium, “Invisible” features backing vocals by singer/songwriter James Fauntleroy and veteran singers Oren, Maxine and Julie Waters whose long singing career spans sessions with The Jackson Five to Adele.

I interviewed Andrew Dawson, the producer of upcoming album Elysium, earlier in the spring for Idolator. Here's what he had to say about the new LP:

They sent me some demos of songs that they had been recording over the past year. Over our phone conversations, they were like, “We want to make a record in Los Angeles.” So they ended up moving out here for the recording process, and renting a place, and we’re making their first L.A. record. They’ve never done a record in Los Angeles before. They wanted to be around that thing, and get that classic L.A. sound — the L.A. players and all that stuff.

And here's the full short film for "Invisible":



  • At 7:52 PM, Blogger Todd said…

    I just don't know what to think about this album yet. I can't figure out what's going on.

  • At 3:03 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    I may be in the minority, but the more I listen to "Invisible," the more I like it! It's just an album track, so here's hoping for a strong single.


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