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B-52’s Sign with Astralwerks; New Album Funplex Slated for Release Feb. 26, 2008

November 5th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Culture, Music, New Wave, News

B-52’s Funplex PromoGet your wig on, girl! According to the official B-52’s site, the 2’s have finally inked a deal to release their much anticipated new album Funplex — the first full studio album from the band since Good Stuff in 1992.

Produced by Steve Osborne, Funplex will be released by the very groovy Astralwerks label, home to Ocelopotamus favorites The Kings of Convenience (not to mention the fabulous soundtrack to The Science of Sleep).

Here’s the tracklisting for Funplex, from theb52s.com:

1. Pump
2. Hot Corner
3. Ultraviolet
4. Juliet of the Spirits
5. Funplex
6. Eyes Wide Open
7. Love in the Year 3000
8. Deviant Ingredient
9. Too Much to Think About
10. Dancing Now
11. Keep This Party Going

… I’m just hoping that at some point, in addition to the above, they’ll release their cover of “Paperback Writer” as a B-side or a bonus cut through iTunes or something.

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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Aaron

    I love their artwork. I especially love that their cover designs are so consistent, yet so creatively simple with their backgrounds. My favorite of their album covers are “The Good Stuff” and the debut album.

    And their titles! You can always tell from the list of titles that it’s a B-52s album. I’m waiting for the mashup, “Keep This Mess Going and Dance the Party Around.”

  • Ocelopotamus

    My favorite B-52’s album has always been Wild Planet, and that’s my favorite cover, too. I love everything about it: the composition of the shot, the hair, the mod furniture, even that particular shade of red.

    Also, the original vinyl album, which I still own a copy of, has an inside sleeve with this brilliant green and black pawprint pattern. One of my favorite elements of New Wave style was all the crazy prints and patterns. I’ve always wished I could find a shirt with that exact pattern …

  • Jose Manuel Vazquez

    Hola B52
    C0mo todos los albunes que habeis hecho a lo largo de vuestra carrera musical pues puedo decir que fantastico con esas voces tan lindas que teneis Cindy y kate,soy un completo fan de vosotros hos escucho los 365 diasa del ano.soy mi grupo preferido desde que hos escuche por primera vez tengo todos vuestros discos,un saludo muy grande para todos os quiero,y vuelvo ha decir que fantastico disco por favor seguir grabando y no nos abondeneis a los miles de fan que teneis.Jose Manuel.Spain