The Bangles to Release "Sweetheart of the Sun" on September 13th
Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:50:36
On their new album Sweetheart of the Sun all-girl rockers The Bangles re-affirm their love for rock's golden age and the crystalline sound they quite naturally created. Mmm hmm! We cannot wait.
The album is the band first batch of new material in eight years. It's due out September 13th.
"As we were finishing the record, we started to realize there was a unifying theme--paradise lost in Southern California, the perception juxtaposed with the reality of it," said Bangle Vicki Peterson.
Fellow Bangle, the lovely Susanna Hoffs, picked up on that thought, saying, "L.A. is like paradise--the sun shines 360 days a year, the flowers are always in bloom--but meanwhile, so many people are walking around alienated, depressed and anxious." What about those other 5 days, Susanna?
Some of the 10 original songs on this 12-song album are new, while others had extremely long gestation periods, tucked away, but not forgotten.
The album was produced by frequent Hoffs collaborator Matthew Sweet of "Girlfriend" fame.
The track listing is as follows:
Annalee (Sweetheart of the Sun)
Lay Yourself Down
Under A Cloud
I Will Never Be Through With You
Through Your Eyes
Ball & Chain
One of Two
What A Life
Circles in the Sky
Sweet and Tender Romance
Open My Eyes
Are you excited to check out the new The Bangles album? I am!