The B-52's Will Release First Studio Album In 16 Years
October 30, 2007 at 9:09 AM (PT)
THE B-52’S will release their first studio album in 16 years on FEBRUARY 26th, 2008. The new CD aptly titled "Funplex" will be released on ASTRALWERKS RECORDS. Fans will get a sneak peak at songs from "Funplex" with live performances in NEW YORK at ROSELAND tomorrow (10/31) and in L.A. at THE ROXY on NOVEMBER 16th.
The influential band -- who bridged a gap between punk and new wave with a sound that was uniquely their own -- recorded the new CD in their native ATHENS, GA and with all 11 songs written by KATE PIERSON, FRED SCHNEIDER, KEITH STRICKLAND, and CINDY WILSON.
ASTRALWERKS Label Manager GLENN MENDLINGER said, "We are thrilled to be bringing THE B-52'S music to a new generation of intergalactic fans. CINDY, FRED, KATE, and KEITH have made an album that is incredibly fresh, dynamic and perhaps most importantly,quintessentially THE B-52'S ... instantly recognizable, instantly fun."