Pet Shop Boys are premiering the first single from their new album Super, “The Pop Kids,” on BBC Radio 2. The digital single bundle including remixes is now offered for pre-order and is out March 18, and the standalone single is available via iTunes, Spotify and all digital service providers NOW. The full album is out April 1 on x2 Records via Kobalt. You can share the track HERE via Spotify and the lyric video HERE. For more visit http://whatissuper.co/.
“The Pop Kids” Digital Single Bundle Track Listing
1. The Pop Kids (radio edit)
2. In bits
3. One-hit wonder
4. The Pop Kids (PSB deep dub)
5. The Pop Kids (The full story
“The Pop Kids” was produced and mixed by Stuart Price. The “PSB deep dub” and ‘”The full story” versions are remixes by Pet Shop Boys including additional vocals and, in the case of “The full story,” an extra verse which brings the story of “The Pop Kids” up to the present. “In bits” was produced and mixed by Price. “One-hit wonder” was produced by Pet Shop Boys and mixed by Pete Gleadall and is a new version of an instrumental track Neil Tennant and Stuart Lowe originally wrote in late 1981. They remade it in 2014 as the theme for a Berlin online TV music show, “The One-Hit Parade,” and this is the first time the full track has been released. A remix of “The Pop Kids” by MK (Marc Kinchen) will also be released digitally on March 18th with a vinyl 12” single following later in March.
“Pet Shop Boys Documentary,” a four-part series of hour-long programs, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 next month, 30 years after the release of Pet Shop Boys’ first album, Please. The series will feature specially recorded in-depth interviews with Tennant and Lowe, plus contributions from key collaborators, commentators and admirers. Part One will be narrated by Graham Norton and will focus on the Please, Actually, Introspective, Behaviour,Very and Bilingual album eras. The second part, airing the following evening, will be devoted to Nightlife, Release,Fundamental, Yes and Elysium. The third and fourth parts of the series will be broadcast the following week and focus on PSB’s many creative collaborations and finally on the creation of their new album, Super
Pet Shop Boys recently announced that they will play a residency of four nights at the Royal Opera House in London on July, 20, 21, 22, 23. All nights are sold out. Entitled “Inner Sanctum,” the site-specific concert series will be staged by longtime PSB designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page. The band notes, “It was fantastic to be back in the studio with Stuart Price continuing from where we left off with Electric and we’re thrilled with the results. It’s also very exciting to take electronic music into the Royal Opera House—such a grand and beautiful venue. These will be four very special nights for us and our only UK concerts this year.
Produced and mixed by Price in Los Angeles, the album was written in London and Berlin. The record features twelve new Tennant/Lowe compositions evoking the London club scene of the early 90s. Super will be available on CD, vinyl and digitally. more information visit whatissuper.co.
2. The Pop Kids
5. The Dictator Decides
7. Inner Sanctum
9. Sad Robot World
10. Say It To Me
12. Into Thin Air