Pet Shop Boys will release a new single “Memory of the future” in the USA on Astralwerks on January 1. The track is the third single to be taken from their album Elysium which was released in September this year and produced by Grammy-winning producer Andrew Dawson. Commenting on the album’s musical richness, Vanity Fair recently observed that Pet Shop Boys “…have brought wit and edge to electronic dance music without abandoning the pop smarts that made them the biggest duo in British recording history”.
The single will be available as two digital bundles. The first will include a brand new mix of “Memory of the future” by ace dance-pop producer Stuart Price (Madonna, Kylie Minogue, The Killers), and three brand new Pet Shop Boys bonus tracks. The second – “remixed” – will feature a multi-flavored array of new mixes from Stuart Price, German ambient-techno maven Ulrich Schnauss, upcoming Brazilian ‘Technobrega’ DJ Waldo Squash and the prolific London duo Digital Dog. Pet Shop Boys will play their only UK live date this year in a special one-off concert with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to be broadcast in the UK on Thursday, December 6th. The concert, taking place at the BBC studios in Salford near Manchester, is part of the Radio 2 ‘In Concert Live’ series. The show will include a selection of old and new songs and will also premiere part of a piece Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have been writing inspired by the British scientist, mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing. US dates for Spring 2013 are currently being considered and further announcements will be made in the new year.
Watch the Pet Shop Boys “Memory of the future” Lyric Video