Blonde Redhead Announces “Penny Sparkle” due September 14th Blonde Redhead Announces “Penny Sparkle” due September 14th

Blonde Redhead - Penny Sparkle

Last week Blonde Redhead put a new song, “Here Sometimes” up on their site to relatively minimal fanfare and with little explanation of what it was connected to. Now we find out via their label 4AD that there’s a new album in the works.Penny Sparkle will be released on September 14th and behind the scenes will feature, “production duo Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid (Fever Ray, Glasser) and as with their previous album, 23, Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) was enlisted to mix it.”

There is an intentionally vague interview excerpt up on 4AD from lead Kazu Makino in which she says:

“I can’t say what Penny Sparkle is about just yet.
I remember talking to Ed (from 4AD) one day and telling him that I had a vision that I was traveling to far away places to complete it.
(Then) I landed in snowy slippery Stockholm….. and here.
I fell in love with the music like falling for someone you’ve known for a long time.
It was dreamy and sometimes was very stormy.
At times I felt like a shepherd who was trying to herd five stallions into a yard (unsuccessfully).
I felt like I was a link to everyone. I remained still and the others were constantly moving around it.
I am not sure what Penny Sparkle is but I hope I offered to them as much as they offered me.
I know that we have never made a record this way and if I could go back in time, I would do it exactly the same way again.”



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