yes. there’s more.

Yes. I approve. May I present the cover for the forthcoming Pet Shop Boys record simply titled Yes. True to the PSB style and once again designed by Mark Farrow. A multi-coloured check in a white box. No frills. No fuss. What do we think, ladies and gentlemen? Yay or nay? 

A US release date still has not been determined as yet. The record is released in the UK 23 March on Parlophone.

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yup. more white lies…

How about US tour dates? Would that make you happy? Two nights in NYC? That makes me very happy!

Mar 24 2009 8:00P
Black Cat Washington, Washington DC
Mar 25 2009 8:00P
First Unitarian Church Philadelphia
Mar 26 2009 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom New York
Mar 27 2009 8:00P
Bowery Ballroom New York
Mar 28 2009 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club Boston
Mar 30 2009 8:00P
Les Saints Montreal
Mar 31 2009 8:00P
Lee’s Palace Toronto
Apr 1 2009 8:00P
Blind Pig Ann Arbor
Apr 2 2009 8:00P
Radio Radio Indianapolis
Apr 3 2009 8:00P
Double Door Chicago
Apr 4 2009 8:00P
Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis
Apr 7 2009 8:00P
Neumo’s Seattle
Apr 8 2009 8:00P
Richard’s on Richards Vancouver
Apr 9 2009 8:00P
Doug Fir Lounge Portland
Apr 11 2009 8:00P
Slims San Francisco

another year, another coachella festival!

Here is this year’s lineup, friends. Straight from Goldenvoice. What do we think?

A decent lineup, to be sure. It’ll be interesting to note that Amy Winehouse. Who wants to bet money that she walks in and is carried out following another aborted performance. Here’s hoping it doesn’t happen as the girl has a world of talent. I’ll comment more later!

more news from fast fashion!

Hot off the presses! It’s the tracklisting for Sounds of the Universe:

1. In Chains
2. Hole To Feed
3. Wrong
4. Fragile Tension
5. Little Soul
6. In Sympathy
7. Peace
8. Come Back
9. Spacewalker
10. Perfect
11. Miles Away / The Truth Is
12. Jezebel
13. Corrupt

Sounds of the Universe is out 21 April 2009 on Mute Records.

For those of you in the NYC area, be sure to stop by the 310 Lounge on the Bowery for the Party of the Universe! It should be a grand time as the celebration of a brand new DM record takes over NYC!

mmmore doves…

Presenting the sleeve for the forthcoming Doves record Kingdom of Rust. Opinions?

blade’s got a brand new bag…

Apparently Spike Lee & Paramount Pictures bought the movie rights and there is going to be a biopic on James Brown starring everyone’s favourite gangstalicious, vampire huntin’, base-stealin’  tax cheatin’ inmate #347EP7, Wesley Snipes. This should be good…

Word is Snipes will not be singing either. I so wanted to hear Nino Brown doing his renditon of Sex Machine too…

there goes the fear, here come (the) doves…

Thank heavens! The Doves , or simply Doves, are back! It’s been a long time since the epic Some Cities record and if the first single Jetstream is any indicator whatsoever, this may be the most eclectic and perhaps best Doves record yet. Channeling some serious New Order vibes, Jetstream is the most danceable Doves song to date for sure. I’d be very interested in hearing the remixes to come from this! 

The single is taken from the band’s fourth record entitled Kingdom Of Rust, out 6 April in the UK. The USA release date is the familiar TBA. If you hurry, the band has Jetstram available as a free download on their website for two weeks only. A word of caution though: I’ve tried to get on the site and it’s been crazy busy so if you get yours, let me know!

Kingdom Of Rust tracklisting:

‘Jetstream’
‘Kingdom Of Rust’
‘The Outsiders’
‘Winter Hill’
‘10.03’
‘The Greatest Denier’
‘Birds Flew Backwards’
‘Spellbound’
‘Compulsion’
‘House Of Mirrors’
‘Lifelines’