Friday, August 20, 2010

New Blondie Record Slated for November

Blondie drummer Clem Burke has confirmed that the band will release a new record, Panic of Girls, in November.

This marks Blondie's first record in seven years, but U.S. fans probably won't see it until 2011, as the disc will be released in Australia first to coincide with the band's fall touring jaunt with The Pretenders.

"There's a lot of politics involved," Burke laughed.

Panic was recorded last fall in Woodstock, NY, where the band was "living in the country out there, kind of the antithesis of the urbanite kind of atmosphere that exists around Blondie," Burke explained.

"Everyone in the band contributed songs," Burke said, noting that frontlady Deborah Harry wrote most of the lyrics.

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