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Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe teamed up with UK production team Xenomania for their forthcoming tenth studio album, Yes, which includes guest spots from Johnny Marr and string arrangements via Owen Pallett, aka Final Fantasy (aka whoa). But all we’ve heard is the first single “Love Etc.,” co-written by Xenomania. It’s a catchy, icy meld of Tennant’s ageless voice spinning an excellently cynical — but warm, because of the “love” component — yarn about always needing more within a city of synthesizers, drum machines, and factory-line group chants that should appeal to fans of dance floors. (And Nitzer Ebb.) You need more, you need the love:

You don’t have to be beautiful. But it helps.

Yes is out 3/23 in the UK via Parlophone. The “Love Etc.” single’s out 3/16 and will come with remixes by Gui Boratto, the Pet Shop Boys, Kurd Maverick and FrankMusik. Keep up to date at the PSB’s new website.

Comments (11)
  1. I don’t think I have ever put on a Pet Shop Boys record before, but this is really good.

  2. Amy  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    Loving this.

  3. Matt  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    Awesome. The Pet Shop Boys are so reliable for putting out great stuff.

  4. rudy  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    it’s one of their best tracks to date in the last 10 years. it?s simply fantastic!

  5. Michelle  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2009 0

    Wonderful that they are back!! Yes, we need more – more music by the PSB!! I´ve loved them since I was a teenager.. Their music is the most precious art in the world.

  6. Yes they are back with this superb song. But seriously…. they’re never gone. :)

  7. WOW. What a great song!!!!!!!! Really hope the album is as great as this song!!!

  8. patrick  |   Posted on Feb 19th, 2009 0

    the sound and melody line very liked ” can you forgive her ” and a little bit of “opportunities ” anyway i think their new lp would better than the last one . Lots of critics praise the ” fundamental” album be their best but i think not . I hope they will do the supreme lp likes ” behavior ” again . ” Yes ” would fit for their “very” 1993 album . anyway pet shop boys is the best for melodic synth pop .
    post punk , new romantic, new wave…. will last forever

  9. If you like the song in good quality (not the stuff from youtube), you can get it from here:

    http://www.lonesomewalker.de/index.php/pet-shop-boys-love-etc/
    (translate it via Google, and click the link, where it says CLICK HERE)

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