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Pet Shop Boys – Burn [AUDIO]

It was 30 years ago this week that Pet Shop Boys released their first album, Please, which propelled their update of 1984’s West End Girls to the top position on pop charts worldwide. Yesterday the synthpop duo released their 13th full-length album, Super, which has already yielded the well-received single, The Pop Kids. All of the tracks from Super have ...

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Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids [REMIXES]

Last month Pet Shop Boys released The Pop Kids, the first single from their coming album Super, which drops on April 1st. Today we get a slew of The Pop Kids remixes, including takes from Israeli circuit DJ Offer Nissim and Detroit house kingpin Marc “MK” Kinchen. Listen below. The final clip is an extended version of the original single ...

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Pet Shop Boys – The Pop Kids [AUDIO]

Wow, this is great. From Idolator: The Pet Shop Boys have consistently remained one of the most sophisticated acts in the popular music arena for the past three decades, and the first single from upcoming album Super (out April 1) doesn’t betray any signs of them gliding off track at all. With “The Pop Kids,” we get a vivid story ...

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Pet Shop Boys – Inner Sanctum [AUDIO]

Squee! Via Digital Spy: The only thing bigger than the news Pet Shop Boys have a brand new album out later this year, is the actual dance anthem they are leading it with. The British duo have released Inner Sanctum as the first taster from their upcoming album Super, which will be released on April 1. In true PSB style, ...

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All The People I Was Kissing, Some Are Here And Some Are Missing: 25 Years Of Being Boring [VIDEO]

It was 25 years ago this week in 1990 that the Pet Shop Boys released Behavior, the album that provided Being Boring, which many consider to be the most heart-wrenching and beautiful song about AIDS, loss, and survivorship. Christian Gerard at Pop Matters looks back: Being Boring sets a bittersweet tone for the album. “All the people I was kissing ...

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Brandon Flowers – I Can Change

I recently posted a message from Pet Shop Boys vocalist Neil Tennant, who had alerted his fans that he’d contributed to a coming Brandon Flowers track that samples the 1984 Bronski Beat gay classic, Smalltown Boy. The track appeared on YouTube this week and you’ll have to listen closely for Tennant’s spoken line. I quite like this. (Tipped by JMG ...

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A Note From Neil Tennant

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is probably the most famous Mormon in pop music and he and his family are featured in a video on the LDS website. While he’s known to be gay-friendly, Flowers said little during the Prop 8 fracas. It will be interesting to hear his take on what is arguably the most famous gay anthem of all ...

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GWAR Covers Pet Shop Boys

Stereogum sets things up: Before frontman Dave Brockie passed away earlier this year, Gwar had appeared on the A.V. Club’s all-covers video series A.V. Undercover twice, taking on Kansas and Billy Ocean. And on the newest edition of the series, the new touring lineup of Gwar rolled through, playing the Pet Shop Boys’ icy, detached 1986 synthpop classic “West End ...

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Pet Shop Boys Stand With LGBT Egypt

Following recent events in Egypt, Pet Shop Boys support #18Oct_EgyLGBT. Learn more here: http://t.co/vhn4jO98kq #StandforEgyptLgbt — Pet Shop Boys (@petshopboys) September 26, 2014 Activists are planning demonstrations at Egyptian embassies around the world on October 18th. Because of all the prosecutions, discrimination, jailing, detentions, physical and verbal violence conduct, anal examinations, torture, deceptive, exposing and unethical media tools, humiliations, murders, ...

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Pet Shop Boys Perform World Premier Of Alan Turing Opera With BBC Orchestra

Accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra and the BBC Singers, last night Pet Shop Boys performed the world premier of their Alan Turing opera, A Man From The Future, at Britain’s Proms event at Royal Albert Hall. The Independent has posted a review: Tennant stands by the choir for A Man From the Future, with fellow Boy Chris Lowe behind ...

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TOMORROW: World Premiere Of Pet Shop Boys’ Alan Turing Opera In London

Tomorrow night at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Pet Shop Boys will perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra in the world premiere of their Alan Turing opera, A Man From The Future. Via the Guardian: “For one night only, I’m one of the BBC singers!” marvels Pet Shop Boys frontman Neil Tennant – he is adding his voice to the 18-strong ...

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BRITAIN: Pet Shop Boys To Call For Mass Pardons For Thousands Of Men Convicted Of Homosexual Acts

Via the Sunday Times: Pet Shop Boys are to use a new orchestral work about the computer pioneer Alan Turing to call for the “tens of thousands of men” imprisoned or fined for committing homosexual acts to be pardoned. A Man From the Future, created by Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, will premiere at the Proms on July 23 . ...

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VIDEO: Pet Shop Boys Issue “Slow Mix” Version Of Panti Bliss’ Homophobia Speech

Several days ago Pet Shop Boys issued a dance track that accompanies the now-legendary speech on homophobia by Irish drag activist Panti Bliss. A second, slower version of the track has now been released with an accompanying video. Pet Shop Boys explain the genesis of the project: Impressed by what they considered (in Neil’s words) “a great statement in this ...

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Pet Shop Boys Turn Panti Bliss Speech Into Dance Track: The Best Gay Possible

Simple, spare, and leaves the speech intact. Love it.

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Free Download: Scissor Sisters’ Ana Matronic & Bright Light Cover PSB

Get it here. (Tipped by JMG reader Dwight)

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Coachella 2014 Lineup Announced

Billboard reports: Outkast will headline on Friday April 11 and 18; Muse on Saturday April 12 and 19; and Arcade Fire on Sunday April 13 and 20. Other major names include Queens of the Stone Age, Beck, Lorde, HAIM, Ellie Goulding, Pet Shop Boys, The Replacements, Skrillex, Calvin Harris, Neutral Milk Hotel, Lana Del Rey, MGMT, and a previously announced ...

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Pet Shop Boys – Thursday

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Pet Shop Boys Kick Off US Tour

Last night Pet Shop Boys kicked off their North American tour at Miami Beach’s Jackie Gleason Theater where the New Times described the sold-out audience as “mostly elder gay men, with about 20-percent women and music nerds.” That seems about right, actually.  Pet Shop Boys concerts are always a giant singalong, as the below clip from last night shows. The ...

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Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the Karpel Group, today’s Swag Tuesday prize is tickets to see the Pet Shop Boys and copies of their new album, Electric, which goes on sale today. Enter to win tickets to see the Pet Shop Boys in concert PLUS a copy of their new album ELECTRIC!  Want to see the Pet Shop Boys live in concert? Joe ...

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Pet Shop Boys – Thursday

From their new album, Electric.

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