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Pet Shop Boys, Stuart Price Go Behind-the-Scenes on the Making of the New Album 'Electric': VIDEO

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In a 25-minute EPK released today to accompany their new album Electric, the Pet Shop Boys talk about their body of work and the making of the new album. Also interviewed is the album's producer Stuart Price.

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Here is the Pet Shop Boys' Brilliant New Single 'Vocal': LISTEN

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Classic stuff from Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, from their forthcoming Stuart Price-produced album Electric, due July 15.

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Write the PSB:

"The song has been going down a storm on the current "Electric" tour and “Vocal” has already received support from Armin Van Buuren, ranked as the world's number one DJ, who last week commenced his podcast, ‘A State of Trance’, with an instrumental mix of it. The mix on iTunes is the album version and is available to download immediately."

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Pet Shop Boys Unleash 'Axis', Opening Track of New Album: VIDEO

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The Pet Shop Boys today released the first video clip off their upcoming, highly-anticipated album produced by Stuart Price.

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Along with some more news:

Pet Shop Boys new album, "Electric", will now be released worldwide on July 15th (international dates vary) and is the first to appear on their own label x2 through Kobalt Label Services. Produced by Stuart Price, "Electric" features nine tracks in total – eight brand new songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s "The last to die" - and has a running length of 50 minutes. The British singer and rapper, Example, performs on one track, "Thursday". The album was recorded in London, Berlin and Los Angeles over the last six months with one track, "Fluorescent", written and recorded within the last month. Neil and Chris comment: “Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas ‘Elysium’ had a reflective mood, ‘Electric’ is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time." The artwork is by Farrow.

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Pet Shop Boys Announce New Album 'Electric', Produced by Stuart Price: VIDEO

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The Pet Shop Boys today announced their 12th studio album, coming in June, called Electric.

Pet Shop Boys have left Parlophone Records after a ground-breaking 28 years and have signed their forthcoming studio album “Electric” to Kobalt Label Services in a global deal.

Their new album “Electric” is produced by Stuart Price and will be released in June 2013. Further information about the album will be announced soon.

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe said today: “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.”

Paul Hitchman, Managing Director of Kobalt Label Services, said today: "The whole global Kobalt Label Services team is hugely excited to be a part of the forthcoming Pet Shop Boys release. We look forward to working in partnership with Neil, Chris, and the Becker Brown team to maximise the potential of the record, which is already sounding like a classic.”

Price, as you may know, has worked with Madonna (Confessions on a Dance Floor), The Killers (Day & Age), Seal, the Scissor Sisters, Kylie Minogue, and Keane.

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Jake Shears Displays Some Attitude; Stuart Price Saves Pop

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In Spinner, credit is given to Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant as the impetus behind the group's new album because Tennant told Jake Shears to go to Stuart Price:

"While Shears was cutting loose in Germany, he found what he needed to reignite his creativity after a conversation with sometime Berlin resident Neil Tennant. The Pet Shop Boys singer suggested Shears call up the band's old pal -- and Madonna producer -- Stuart Price. 'Neil said, 'Why don't you just call Stuart and see what's going on?' At that point, I think Jake was just looking for a really good friend and a good sounding board to bounce off ideas,' Matronic says. A short while later, Shears called up Matronic in New York to tell her the good news. '[Jake] was so excited and Stuart was so excited. Stuart said to Jake, 'I would drop everything to make a record with you guys.' So that next weekend, Stuart and Babydaddy were out in Berlin and then a week or two after that, I went to London to work in the studio with them,' she explains of the writing sessions that resulted in their real third album, 'Night Works,' which is due June 29. 'It was all just this great creative explosion, all caused by Neil Tennant.'"

And Kylie Minogue credits Jake Shears as the impetus behind her new album, because Shears told her to go to Stuart Price:

"But it was Jake’s wise words that put Kylie together with hot producer Stuart Price, 32, the man behind Madonna’s latest releases. I caught up with the lovely lady herself at a swanky playback of her album at top London restaurant Aqua. The smiley singer revealed: 'Stuart Price is a wizard. Jake told me I had to meet him and he was so right. Jake is like my twin – we love a dress-up.  It was a real labour of love for us both making our albums at the same time so he could really relate to what I was going through.”


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