Published May 18, 2011Though legendary new wavers Blondie have been back together since the mid-'90s, their output has been a little limited since then. While their original stretch loosed six album in six years, Blondie 2.0 have thus far only released 1999's No Exit and 2003's The Curse of Blondie. Eight years after that last disc, the band have finally announced the follow-up.
Blondie will be releasing the new album independently this September, giving the set the title Panic of Girls. A tracklisting and firm release date have yet to be announced, but you can see a video for first single "Mother," which features a cameo from a phony Andy Warhol and a legion of undead fans, below. The song is a knowing nod to the fabled NYC club of the same name.
The new album finds longtime members Deborah Harry, guitarist Chris Stein and drummer Clem Burke teaming up with some new blood. Leigh Foxx has been playing with the band since they got back together, but Panic of Girls introduces guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Katz-Bohen into the fold.
Recorded in Woodstock, NY by Jeff Saltzman (the Killers, Fischerspooner) and Kato Khandwala (Paramore, Papa Roach), the next set from the CBGB icons is poised to present Blondie's "timeless pop sheen," according to the press release.