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    Fri, 18 Dec 2015 14:05:26

    PJ Harvey to Release New Album; Watch A Clip -

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    PJ Harvey is set to drop her ninth studio album sometime next year. It will be her first release since 2011's Let England Shake, the record that honored Harvey the second time with the Mercury Prize (the first was for 2001's Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea).

    The album was recorded during an open-to-the-public residency at London cultural center Somerset House. The month-long engagement allowed for visitors to observe Harvey working in a custom-built studio with her band.

    The new album reportedly documents the singer-songwriter's "unique artistic journey" through Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington, D.C. Yes, that sounds political in nature to us, too, and there's no question Harvey, ever-probing, raw, and provocative, is up to the task.

    Filmmaker Seamus Murphy offers a look at the new material and the recording process with this small film clip below. Have a look, and also enjoy these videos that are classic Harvey:

    Watch 'PJ Harvey Album Film Clip'

    Watch "Sheela-Na-Gig," from 'Dry'

    Watch "Dress," from 'Dry':

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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