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Erasure Streams 16th Album 'The Violet Flame', Releases Video for First Single 'Elevation': WATCH

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Erasure (Andy Bell and Vince Clarke) have been teasing their new album The Violet Flame since May and yesterday began streaming their 16th studio album in full over at USA Today.

Last week saw the release of the Tom Oxley-directed video for the duo's latest single "Elevation", which follows a group of clubbers out of the nightclub to the beach and finally to a precipice high above the water to watch the sun rise.

Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

Says Bell of the single: "It's very celebratory...It's one of those hand-in-the-air (tunes), saying, 'Hi, we're all here and we're all together and we're all having a great time.'"

What's your favorite Erasure track?

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Erasure Debuts New Track From Upcoming Album 'The Violet Flame': LISTEN

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Erasure have posted a new track "Elevation" which is taken from their upcoming new album The Violet Flame.

The album is set for release on September 22nd on the UK and September 23rd in the U.S. on Mute Records.

"Elevation" is streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud now

Have a listen to the radio edit of "Elevation", AFTER THE JUMP...

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Erasure's Andy Bell and Vince Clarke Release Trailer for New Album 'The Violet Flame': LISTEN

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Erasure's Andy Bell and Vince Clarke have announced the arrival of their next album The Violet Flame, produced by Richard X, will arrive on September 23, and have released a trailer previewing the sound of the new music. Erasure fans will not be disappointed.

Richard X has produced singles for Annie, Kelis, Liberty X, and Sugababes, to name a few.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

A single is coming in July, and a European and North American tour. More info HERE.

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Erasure's Andy Bell Appears On New Dance Single From Dave Aude: LISTEN

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Mega producer and DJ Dave Aude (who has worked with a litany of performers including Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, One Direction and Coldplay) has released a new track that might be the perfect thing to get your party started as you head into the weekend. The track — “Aftermath (Here We Go)” features openly gay popstar Andy Bell (of Erasure) on vocals.  

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP…

And in case you missed it, don’t miss Bobby Hankinson’s post on Andy Bell and gay iconography.

(Photo by Dirk Linder, via AndyBell.com)

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Gay Iconography: 'A Little Respect' For Erasure's Andy Bell

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The phrase "gay icon" gets tossed around a lot, but why is it that some figures amass more of a gay audience? Welcome to Gay Iconography, a feature where we present a proposed iconic figure or character and then ask you to weigh in with your thoughts. 

It can seem like people often lump gay icons into three distinct categories. You've got the standards long embraced by the gay community (though considered by some to be relics of a bygone time) -- those are your Lizas, your Judys, your Barbras; you've got figures that worked in advocacy in activism with the gay community (Harvey Milk, Bayard Rustin, Edie Windsor); you've got your LGBT artists and performers.

Erasure singer Andy Bell may be a little bit of all three.

As an openly gay pop star, Bell has broken down barriers since the 1980s. Along with his bandmate Vince Clarke, Erasure would become a fixture in gay clubs for more than a quarter of a century. Bell has also spoke candidly about being HIV-positive since 2004.

Bring your week to a close with some classic Erasure songs, and share your thoughts on Andy Bell, AFTER THE JUMP

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A New, Haunting Direction for Erasure with 'Gaudete': VIDEO

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Erasure's Andy Bell and Vince Blarke team up with stop-motion animatior Martin Meunier (Coraline, James and the Giant Peach) for their take on a Latin carol. The track is the first from their upcoming album Snow Globe.

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