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Blondie Announce New Album

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Smithsonian Channel Presents Blondie Powered By Yahoo Live From SXSWIconic new wave band Blondie have announced that they will be releasing a brand new record in 2017. The record will be the band’s eleventh studio album and is set to be titled ‘Pollinator’.

Blondie are one of American rock’s most important bands and have inspired a number of hugely popular artists over the last forty years. Founded by singer Debbie Harry and guitarist Chris Stein, the group released their first album way back in 1976. They have since become global trendsetters and have released a string of pop/rock hits including ‘Heart of Glass’, ‘Atomic’, ‘Hanging on the Telephone’ and ‘Maria’.

The band released the last album ‘Ghosts of Download’ in 2014. The record peaked at number 16 in the UK and spawned the hit singles ‘A Rose by Any Name’, ‘Sugar on the Side’ and ‘I Want to Drag You Around’.

Blondie have now announced that they will be releasing a new album in 2017. The record has been produced by John Congleton (David Byrne, St Vincent) and features a number of brilliant guest collaborators including: Joan Jett, Laurie Anderson, The Gregory Brothers, Johnny Marr, Sia and Dev Hynes. It was recorded at The Magic Shop in New York City. The same place David Bowie recorded his final record ‘Blackstar’.

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The record has so far been supported by one single titled ‘Fun’. The song was co-written by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek.

In a recent interview singer Debbie Harry said of the band’s aesthetic: “Our philosophy behind it was that we would work with musicians and inevitably include their influences and style and playing, and so far our style and influence evolved with the musicians that we worked with through the years.”

She added: “Playing music is a dynamite experience, and I feel like I’m the luckiest person in the world to have this has my life.”

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