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Pet Shop Boys new album Super is out now on x2 Records via Kobalt. The album marks the band’s 30th anniversary and was produced by Stuart Price following the success of 2013’s Electric. The record was written in London and Berlin and features 12 new Tennant/Lowe compositions evoking the London club scene of the early 90s.

The LP is currently #1 on Amazon’s Dance & Electronica and Dance Pop charts and is #15 on Amazon’s overall pre-order chart. The single “The Pop Kids” is currently #3 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart. The bands recently performed the single on the U.K.’s Graham Norton Show and currently have their own pop-up shop in Shorditch’s Boxpark in London.

“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 will play sold-out residency of four nights at the Royal Opera House in London on July 20, 21, 22, 23. 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.”

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