Pet Shop Boys to Release New Album ‘Elysium’ in September 2012
Veteran dance-pop duo Pet Shop Boys are returning with a new album this fall. They will release their eleventh full-length LP, 'Elysium,' in September 2012.
Pitchfork reports that the Pet Shop Boys will put out the record through Parlophone Records. There aren't many details available about the forthcoming disc, other than it was produced by Grammy-winner Andrew Dawson in Los Angeles, Calif. earlier this year. Dawson, who has worked with the likes of Kanye West and fun., told Idolator, "They’ve never done a record in Los Angeles before. They wanted to be around that thing, and get that classic L.A. sound -- the L.A. players and all that stuff."
Dawson said it's been nothing but a positive experience working with the Pet Shop Boys. The creative brainstorming sessions have brought out plenty of ideas for 'Elysium.'
"It’s been a really good process," the producer said. "They both have incredible ideas. Neil [Tennant] will interject something and we’ll try it out and it’s like, wow, that’s a really great idea. Same thing with Chris [Lowe] -- he’ll be like, 'Well, what if we tried that?' We’ll pop it in and, oh, that was perfect. They have so much experience doing records. I’ve definitely learned a few tricks from them on making records, too."
'Elysium' is the follow-up to the Pet Shop Boys' 2009 album, 'Yes.'. The group toured extensively to promote 'Yes,' which was chronicled in the live concert CD/DVD release 'Pandemonium.' Below is a short video clip featuring a new song called 'Invisible.'
Listen to the Pet Shop Boys' 'Invisible'