Disponible sur iTunes, à www.b52s.net ou www.myspace.com/theofficialb52s Le single a été remixé par Steve Osborne (New Order, Doves) et des remixes par CSS et Peaches vont suivre. L'album sort le 25 mars.
La critique du magazine Billboard:
B-52s end lengthy recording break with 'Funplex'
NEW YORK (Billboard) - They've been gone awhile, but the B-52s haven't been forgotten. Their new single, ``Funplex,'' arrives this week at No. 23 on the adult alternative album radio chart, the quartet's first track since 1998 to appear on any radio list and its first on the triple-A tally.
``Funplex'' is the title cut from the group's first new album in more than 15 years, due March 25 via Astralwerks.
After 1992's ``Good Stuff,'' the band took a ``short break'' that lasted several years. About 10 years ago, it started performing again with some regularity. But ``in order to continue this, we needed to put out a new album,'' drummer/principal songwriter Keith Strickland says. ``Our fans have been very patient with us.''
So, the B-52s reconvened to write new material in 2003, with 11 songs making the final cut on ``Funplex.'' Describing the new set as ``some sort of update'' on the group's boisterous sound, Strickland says he was influenced by electronic dance music and a more streamlined rock edge. ``I wanted it very lean and a focused sound.''
The band, which was most recently signed to Warner Bros., shopped the record to a number of labels. It landed with Astralwerks because the label ``just loved it -- the excitement was tangible,'' according to Strickland.
Album track ``Juliet of the Spirits'' will be featured in the Feb. 10 episode of Showtime's ``The L Word.'' The B-52s will tour this summer as part of the True Colors outing and will visit Europe afterward.
Les détails de la tournée 2008 et de l'album:
Welcome to FUNPLEX - the propulsive first single and title track from the new B-52s album. Get this instant dance-floor classic NOW featuring mixes by CSS, PEACHES and SCISSOR SISTERS:
1. CSS REMIX
2. PEACHES - PLEASURE SEEKER REMIX
3. SCISSOR SISTERS - WITCHES AT THE WET SEAL MIX
The B-52s have announced a special tour of select clubs and theaters to celebrate the release of their much-anticipated new album. The "Worlds Greatest Party Band," pioneers in the fusion of dance, punk and vintage rock, will keep the party going on for fans around the world beginning with these kick-off dates.
THE B-52S FUNPLEX TOUR 2008:
4.23 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
4.25 - TLA - Philadelphia, PA
4.26 - 930 Club - Washington, DC
4.28 - Clutch Cargo's - Detroit, MI
4.29 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
5.1 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
5.2 - Kentucky Derby - Louisville, KY
5.4 - Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
5.6 - Show Box - Seattle, WA
5.7 - Roseland - Portland, OR
5.8 - State Fair - Dixon, CA
5.9 - venue TBD - San Francisco, CA
5.11 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
Recorded in their native Athens, GA with producer Steve Osborne (New Order, Doves, KT Tunstall), FUNPLEX hits stores on March 25th.
2. Hot Corner
4. Juliet of the Spirits
6. Eyes Wide Open
7. Love in the Year 3000
8. Deviant Ingredient
9. Too Much to Think About
10. Dancing Now
11. Keep This Party Going