Pet Shop Boys Leave Parlophone for 'Electric' Album
Published Mar 14, 2013It was only a matter of months ago that the Pet Shop Boys released Elysium, but the electronic pop lifers already have a new album lined up. Electric is due out via Kobalt Label Services in June.
This is the band's first album for Kobalt, marking the end of their longtime relationship with Parlophone Records (a label that recently changed hands). Electric was produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, the Killers).
The duo have shared a brief 44-second teaser video for the album, featuring a clip of new music (judging by the song's repetition of the word "electric," we're guessing it might be the title track). If this pulse-racing clip is any indication, Electric may well be more upbeat than the rather mellow Elysium, which we called "a little on the dull side."
In a statement on their website, band members Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe said, "We are hugely proud of the new album and are very pleased to be working in conjunction with Kobalt. We'd like to thank everyone we've worked with at Parlophone over the last 28 years both in the UK and abroad. When we signed to the label in 1985 we had no idea how long and successful a relationship we were embarking on. However it is also exciting now to commence a new phase working with a new team in a new business structure and we look forward to a creative and equally fulfilling relationship with Kobalt."
Expect further details about Electric to be confirmed in due course.
Pet Shop Boys' live schedule currently includes lots of dates in Europe plus trips to Latin America and Japan. No North American shows have been confirmed. See the schedule here.