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    Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:46:29

    Blondie to Release "Panic of Girls" Next Year - It's Blondie's first album since 2003

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    Billboard revealed that Blondie is planning to release Panic of Girls, the Debbie Harry-fronted group's first collection of new material in over seven years, next year. It is Blondie's first release since The Curse of Blondie, which was came out in 2003.

    There is no label in place yet to release the platter, but drummer Clem Burke told Billboard.com that he expects the album to come out in Australia in time for Blondie's November-December tour with the Pretenders. Then, the band plans to release the music in 2011 in America. "There's a lot of politics involved," Burke said. There always is…

    He also revealed that Blondie recorded Panic of Girls during November and December in Woodstock, NY; it was only the second time the band has made an album outside of Manhattan. 1980's Autoamerican was the lone non-NYC album and it was recorded in Los Angeles. "We were living in the country out there, kind of the antithesis of the urbanite kind of atmosphere that exists around Blondie," explains Burke, adding that the album photos shot by Bob Gruen feature the band members posing with farm animals. "We tried to make the recording process as organic as possible and tried to stay away from programming as much as we could, because The Curse of Blondie had a lot of programming on it. So in the spirit of Woodstock, we kept going in the studio and playing."

    What's your favorite Blondie track? Are you looking forward to checking out new music? Do you prefer the bright-haired Blondie to the raven-haired Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    08.18.10




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