Canadian band TWRP have release a new single called ‘VHS’ and it features Electric Six. You can view the video below or download it from Bandcamp.
Arriving five years after their last mainline album, Electric Six will be releasing ‘Turquoise’ – formally ‘Born to be Ridiculed’ on September 8th 2023 via Metropolis Records.
The 14-track album includes the title track and ‘Panic! Panic!’ which has previously been released as a demo, alongside its pandemic-themed video.
‘Panic! Panic!’, ‘Child of Hunger’ and one other, as yet unconfirmed track, have been played live at recent concerts.
The track list can be found below, and the CD or digital album can be pre-ordered here.
- Take Me To The Sugar
- Dr. K
- Hot Numbers On The Telephone
- Panic! Panic!
- Born To Be Ridiculed
- Child of Hunger
- Staten Island Ass Squad
- Window of Time
- Units of Time
- .Five Clowns
- The Browning of Her Bones
- The Wheel Finds A Way
Electric Six. The band that put out an album a year for what seemed like 666 years. The most reliable act in show business, there was simply no question that each year would bring another E6 record on Metropolis Records. Mayans based their calendar on Electric Six. Flocks of migrating birds used the new Electric Six record as a homing device. Small time criminals were sentenced to four to seven E6 albums with time off for wonderful behavior. In a business so fickle, so unreliable, so difficult to navigate…the only constant was Electric Six. There was always an album a year…
….until there wasn’t.
Five years has gone by since the last Electric Six offering and we’ve heard the chatter. “Electric Six just doesn’t have it anymore.” “Electric Six has really let me down.” “Gotye will have an album before Electric Six does.”
As we all know…talk is cheap. And bullshit walks. And now there’s a new goddamn Electric Six record ready to go and it’s good, Jack. Real good.
Behold Turquoise is here, the long awaited studio album return of Electric Six!!! Perhaps the catchiest, brightest album in their catalog, Electric Six reminds you how profoundly fun they can be, hitting you over the head with fourteen pop explosions guaranteed to burrow their way into your dance hole.
The recording of Turquoise began in January of 2020, but you know, something distracted us for a couple of years shortly after starting the record. The pandemic tacked a bit of time onto the schedule of this project and Electric Six certainly felt the need to tap into the collective feelings of the time in tracks like “Panic! Panic!” and the title track “Turquoise”.
The overall vibe of Turquoise ranges from the infectious pop of “Take Me To The Sugar” and “Staten Island Ass Squad”, to the heavy rock of “Child Of Hunger” and “Skywriting”, to the Springsteeny goodness of “Units of Time”. Electric Six is a band for all tastes, all times and all sizes.
The pandemic slowed us all down and ripped time into shreds. It forced Electric Six to take a little time to look at itself in the mirror. And who did Electric Six see staring back? The answer? It saw Electric Six. It saw Turquoise. When a band finally makes an album this exciting, it doesn’t need to do anything else anymore anytime soon ever again.
But it will…..Electric Six can never die. And we are still the band that does one album a year….if you re-define “year”. Which we do.
On the 22nd January 2023, Dick Valentine announced a new album – his ninth solo record – on his Facebook account. Called ‘This is Hell’ the track listing is below.
1. Evil When I Get Good
2. Recreational Cough Syrup Girls
3. This is Hell
4. Set of Steak Knives
5. Go Fund Me
6. The Song is You!
7. Malachi! Malachi!
9. Life on a Loop
10. Goodnight (Juana’s Gift)
11. Darlin’ Waterfall
Alongside a post about new UK tour dates for Winter 2022, Electric Six have announced that they will be releasing a new album titled ‘Born to be Ridiculed’. Look out for more information soon.
You can now watch the promo video for Electric Six’s cover of ‘Yah Mo B There’, ahead of the release of their upcoming album ‘Streets of Gold’.
Dick Valentine has announced details of his sixth solo album, ‘Parrot People’, which is due out digitally on December 24th 2020, and can be ordered as a CD copy directly through his Instagram account.
Potential song titles include:
- ALLES KLAR FOR THE ENERGY PEEPS
- AND IT FEELS
- FEAR FOOTAGE
- FINGERPRINTS ON YOUR SOUL
- GREASING UP THE MONOLITH
- I AM PART OF THE PROBLEM
- I LOVE YOU I STEAL YOUR GAS
- NINE COURSE MEAL
- PARROT PEOPLE
- PHILISTINE WALTZES
- SLOW NIGHTS
- THE STRAIGHTJACKET SISTERS
- WHY YOU WAGING WAR ON ME, DIVIDER?
Electric Six have announced their third and final livestream event of 2020 called “It’s The Most Wonderful Time…Of The Least Wonderful Year”
Tickets can be bought now on electricsix.com.
Electric Six have announced two new albums for 2021: a covers album entitled ‘Streets of Gold’ and an as-yet untitled album of new material. We’ll post more as we get it.
Dick Valentine has announced a new solo album coming soon, entitled ‘Fear Footage’. More as we get it!
Electric Six have covered the song ‘Eye in the Sky’ by the Alan Parsons project for an upcoming compilation album. You can listen to it below.