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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gossip Have a New Record; Hear the First Single

Posted by on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 9:30 AM


Columbia Records announced this morning that a new Gossip album is on the way: A Joyful Noise comes out May 22, the first for the sometimes-local band since 2009's Music for Men. The new record was produced by Brian Higgins and was recorded both in Portland at KBC Studios and at Higgins' Xenomania studio in the UK.

Of the new record, lead singer Beth Ditto says, "I spent the whole year listening to ABBA and not listening to the radio," but I think it's safe to say that the songs from A Joyful Noise will definitely find themselves on radio airwaves, especially in the UK where Gossip are one of the biggest bands around. The group—whose ranks also include guitarist Nathan Howdeshell and drummer Hannah Blilie—will be at SXSW on Thursday, March 15, for a performance that will be live-streamed here.

In the meantime, would you like to hear a song from A Joyful Noise? You are in luck. Here's the first single, "Perfect World." The album's full track listing appears after the jump, for those of you who like to stare at song titles (you know who you are, weirdos).

"Perfect World" by Gossip Music

GOSSIP - A Joyful Noise

1. Melody Emergency
2. Perfect World
3. Get A Job
4. Move In The Right Direction
5. Casualties of War
6. Into The Wild
7. Get Lost
8. Involved
9. Horns
10. I Won’t Play
11. Love In A Foreign Place


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alithea 1
SURPRISE: i fucking love this.
Posted by alithea on March 13, 2012 at 10:26 AM · Report this
Erin Resso 2
It's pretty!
Posted by Erin Resso on March 13, 2012 at 10:48 AM · Report this
tainte 3
beth dildo is gross, and an idiot to boot. spent the whole year listening to abba? DIE HIPSTER SCUM!
Posted by tainte on March 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM · Report this
Beth Ditto is the farthest thing from an idiot, and farther still from "gross." Don't like her music all you want, think I give a crap? The irony: look at your gross taint(e). BLLLLLOORRUUUUGGGHHHHHH!
Posted by turdcannon on March 13, 2012 at 12:15 PM · Report this
(that was me ralphing)
Posted by turdcannon on March 13, 2012 at 12:18 PM · Report this
(at your taint. whereas for Beth Ditto I have love and admiration).
Posted by turdcannon on March 13, 2012 at 12:20 PM · Report this
tainte 7
ugh, she's gross, deal with it. gross as in, "i have a hershey's kiss in my underwear". seriously. that's what she said at the show i saw.

gross. and yeah, this is a picture of me. totally.
Posted by tainte on March 13, 2012 at 1:40 PM · Report this
tournant 8
hmm...boring. which is not what we usually get from gossip. and 3; beth is 'aight, it's nathan who needs to be hunted down by jake gyllenhaal with a foil.
Posted by tournant on March 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM · Report this
I love this song and I think it so cool that the band is having a remix contest for this song on their Facebook! Hopefully they'll share the best ones cuz this song seems like a perfect song to remix.
Posted by macky-paige on May 7, 2012 at 6:29 PM · Report this

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