Depeche Mode Sign to EMI, Prep New Album for April

Depeche Mode Sign to EMI, Prep New Album for April
If the lack of new Depeche Mode albums has left a gaping hole in your life, we have good news: the aging synth-poppers have a new album on the way. On April 21, the band will release their 12th yet-to-be-titled full-length via EMI/Mute, which will mark the first time the major label has released one of their records here in North America and extends their long-running relationship with Mute.

Via the press release, Depeche Mode’s Andy Fletcher said in a very PR-like manner: "We are so pleased to be continuing our relationship with Mute, and we feel very positive about the new team and set-up at EMI. This is going to be an exciting new chapter."

Fletcher, Martin Gore and Dave Gahan are currently in New York working on the new album, which will follow up 2005’s Playing With Angel. They’ve also lined up a big, fancy stadium tour, dubbed Tour of the Universe 2009, which finds them playing in 28 cities across 21 countries. However, the universe apparently doesn’t include North America, where the band have zero dates scheduled.

And what if the lack of new Depeche Mode albums has not left a hole in your life? Well, we assume you’ve quit reading by this point.

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