Depeche Mode to Release New Album in March

2012-12-11

Story by Cat Badra

Depeche Mode will release their latest studio album in March of 2013

Depeche Mode aren’t finished making music. The popular ‘80s alternative dance-pop band announced a spring European tour back in October, and now, the gents have dropped the news that they will release a new album in the spring.

The new album — which is the follow-up to the band’s 2009 album, “Sounds of the Universe” — is scheduled to arrive in March of 2013 on Columbia. North American tour dates in support of the release are expected to be announced soon. Check out a video collage of footage from the album’s recording sessions below.

As for what to expect from the new set of tunes, founding member Martin Gore says the sound is in line with the band’s early-‘90s releases.

“The music has a similar vibe to [1990’s] ‘Violator’ and [1993’s] ‘Songs of Faith and Devotion’ and I think the songs on the album are among some of the very best we’ve done,” Gore stated on the band’s official website. Lead singer Dave Gahan added that the release “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.”

Watch Depeche Mode’s 2012 In-Studio Video Collage:




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