Pet Shop Boys Go to New Label, Have New Album Planned
At least for the past two decades, the Pet Shop Boys put out a release every three to four years. This week, it was announced, the duo behind 1980s hits “West End Girls” moved to a new label and have an album planned for 2013.
Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant left Parlophone after 28 years, but based on a Billboard article, there’s no ill feelings between the quintessential synthpop act and the label. Instead, the two are now headed over to Kobalt Label Services, part of the Kobalt Music Group. Earlier this year, the label put out Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds’ latest, which was Kobalt’s first international release.
About this new chapter in their career, the singer and keyboard player said in a statement: “This is a very exciting point in our careers. 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.”
Their release, titled Electric, hits stores on June 2013 and is being produced by Stuart Price. To support, the duo have a tour planned, which stops at the O2 Arena on June 18.
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