Recently Chris and Neil were joined by Brandon Flowers and Lady GaGa on a medley of their greatest hits during the 2009 BRIT Awards. It just so happens the Pet Shop Boys have a new album coming out next month. What a coincidence (what a not a coincidence)! Sounding good so far though. The first Yes single is “Love Etc.,” which the Boys have described as “a post-lifestyle anthem.” In our first post on the track, Brandon wrote it is “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.” Prescient pull on the “factory-line” bit, as the horizontally scrolling animated video is part Sonic The Hedgehog (dated video game reference!) and part Pac Man (chomping down on hearts, shamrocks, and cash money), with a lineup of Chrisses, Neils, and others shouting, flexing, unmasking, and turning into draculas. Also, stretch limos.

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.

Comments (9)
  1. somebody told me...  |   Posted on Feb 23rd, 2009 0

    For a Mormon, Brandon sure is teaming up with a lot of gay icons these days. I’m just sayin’….maybe it’s all that plumage he’s been sporting.

  2. Sirrockaby  |   Posted on Feb 23rd, 2009 0

    The Pet Shop Boys are the greatest electronic pop band ever…. They have never put out a bad album and continue to be relevant in their scene. I cant wait for Yes and the great remixes to follow. By the way I wish Brandon from the Killer’s would just disappear. He needs to quit attaching himself to bands that are far better than his outfit.

  3. rafael  |   Posted on Feb 23rd, 2009 0

    that’s by hoogerbrugge!

    be sure to check his “modern living” series. nice work.

  4. me  |   Posted on Feb 24th, 2009 0

    Cool song.

  5. I don’t think I’ve ever regretted listening to a Pet Shop Boys song. That was a fun few minutes out of my day.

  6. Things “happens” when the Pet Shop Boys are around. One of their legacy is the fact that over the past 25 years there had NOT been even one SINGLE released that did not chart at least at the UK Top 40. Don’t believe me? Buy the PopArt DVD, and see for yourself! Love, etc is no exception. It will chart. Whether it will hit number 1 or not is another question, but as a rule, it is clear that over 25 years of its musicography, the Pet Shop Boys don’t DO bad music.

  7. An excellent video for an excellent song. Love the chorus. And very very apt for the present economic crisis

  8. adrian   |   Posted on Jul 7th, 2009 0

    Does anyone know who the guy is thats dracula?

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