Blondie release new album in magazine format

'Panic Of Girls' can now be purchased in newsagents as well as record stores

Blondie release new album in magazine format

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Blondie have released their first studio album in eight years in a ‘Fan Pack’ magazine format.

The ‘Fan Pack’ version of ‘Panic Of Girls’ comes with two bonus tracks and a magazine which contains interviews with Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke as well as never-before-seen photos of the band, including shots from Chris Stein’s personal archive.

Released yesterday (June 1) in partnership with Future Publishing, the album and ‘Fan Pack’ is available in supermarkets, high street newsagents and record stores and can also be purchased here:

Panic Of Girls will be on general CD release from July 4.

The album, which has been produced by Jeff Saltzman [The Killers, Fischerspooner] and Kato Khandwala [Paramore, Papa Roach], was recorded principally in the band's home town of New York.

'Panic Of Girls', which is the follow up to 2003's 'The Curse Of Blondie', contains covers of Sophia George's 'Girlie Girlie' and Beirut's 'Sunday Smile'. Beirut's Zach Condon also appears on the album, providing guest vocals.

Blondie are set to play a number of UK festivals this summer, including appearances at Kendal Calling festival and Camp Bestival.

The tracklisting for 'Panic Of Girls' is as follows:

'What I Heard'
'The End The End'
'Girlie Girlie'
'Love Doesn't Frighten Me'
'Words In My Mouth'
'Sunday Smile'
'Wipe Off My Sweat'
'Le Bleu'
'China Shoes'

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