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In an exciting turn of events, UK electronic outfit Depeche Mode are set to release their eagerly anticipated album in March of next year. The yet-to-be-titled album will be the first in four years after their 2009 release of Sounds of the Universe. The impending release comes just in time for the European festival circuit, and who knows, maybe even the Australian 2014 summer.
The band’s keys-man and guitar-guru Martin Gore confessed that he is “very happy with how the album turned out. The music has a similar vibe to Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion and I think there are a few songs on the album that are among some of the very best we’ve done,” reports NME.
Lead vocalist, Dave Gahan, continued to tease us with minor details of the album’s impending release: “The album has a very organic and direct feel to it. It’s not a blues record, but it definitely has a soulful vibe. During the recording process, we really tried to get the elements of performing and the live show into the album more.”