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Sep 11, 2019

1980s electro-pop icons Pet Shop Boys have shared a new song, "Dreamland," that's a collaboration with Years & Years (the band led by Olly Alexander). More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wand, Idlewild, Barrie, Charly Bliss, SOAK, and More

Plus The Love Language, Foxygen, These New Puritans, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 08, 2019

This week's Songs of the Week was almost just a Top 8. However two fun, but seriously inessential, songs from the Lego Movie 2 soundtrack skated in at the bottom of the list. Veteran Scottish rockers Idlewild surprised us with an interesting new song, even though we admittedly haven't paid much attention to their last few albums.  More

Under the Radar’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018 Part 9: Music Box Sets, Vinyl, and Reissues (Part One)

Featuring The Band, David Bowie, Prince, Pet Shop Boys, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, The Cranberries, The Beta Band, and More

Dec 20, 2018

Welcome to part 9 of our Holiday Gift Guide 2018, which centers on music box sets and reissues, some on CD and some on vinyl. We're splitting this section into two parts, as we were sent quite a few releases to include in it.  More

May 10, 2016

1980s electro-pop icons Pet Shop Boys returned with a new album, Super, last month via x2. Now the duo has shared a video for Super track "Twenty-something." Gavin Filipiak directed the black & white clip, which premiered on Univision and tells the story of a recently released inmate in San Diego. More

Watch: Pet Shop Boys - “Happiness”

Super- out April 1 via X2 Records

Mar 25, 2016

London electronic pop veteran duo Pet Shop Boys will be releasing their new album Super- April 1 and have shared the video for their new single called "Happiness." More

Feb 16, 2016

1980s electro-pop icons Pet Shop Boys are returning with a new album, Super, on April 1 on x2. Now the duo has shared another song from the record, "The Pop Kids," via a lyric video. It's a bright and shiny ode to youth and embracing pop music as well as the early '90s London club scene. More

Jun 18, 2013

Next month veteran electronic pop duo the Pet Shop Boys will release their new album ElectricMore

Watch: Pet Shop Boys – “Winner” Video

Elysium is Out 9/17 Via Parlophone

Jul 23, 2012

On September 17, Pet Shop Boys will release new studio album. Elysium. Ahead of that they have this video for album cut “Winner.” More

Pet Shop Boys Score Ballet

The Most Incredible Thing Premieres Spring of 2011

Jul 08, 2010

Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are embarking on a new, theatrical project. The pair is busy scoring The Most Incredible Thing, a ballet based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale of the same name.

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PETA Requests Pet Shop Boys Change Name

Pet Shop Boys...Rescue Shelter Boys?

Apr 09, 2009

The European branch of PETA has a strange request for British band The Pet Shop Boys. Would they consider changing their band name to "The Rescue Shelter Boys?" More


Interviews

Pet Shop Boys

Always Fascinating

Apr 19, 2013

After 26 years of releasing albums, you might forgive Pet Shop Boys for no longer looking for new things to do with pop music; after all they've been one of the most renowned electronic pop artists since before most of today's pop music consumers were born (and indeed before they were thought of as consumers). More

Pet Shop Boys

Pop Stars Turned Political Pundits

Jun 03, 2009

Listening to any of the endless dance-floor-oriented hits from Pet Shop Boys in their 13-year-long career, you would think the duo of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe have nothing but disco balls on their mind. But the two, who have just released their tenth studio album, Yes, have a lot more running through their brains. Starting their musical career in the mid-'80s, Pet Shop Boys have been through the boom of that decade, through the changeable '90s, and are now closing out the doom-filled '00s with not a lot changing in their songwriting process. More


Reviews

Super

Super

X2

Apr 08, 2016

Perhaps the nadir of The Simpsons' decline is the 19th-season episode "That '90s Show," an anachronistic flashback episode that needlessly rewrites the history of the beloved show and its titular family. More

Electric

Electric

X2

Jul 18, 2013

It's been less than a year since veteran synthpop wizards Pet Shop Boys released their mellow and moody eleventh studio album, Elysium. Having left Parlophone Records after 25 years, they've quickly returned with a brand new album on a brand new label. More

Elysium

Elysium

Astralwerks

Sep 12, 2012

On their 1986 breakthrough single "West End Girls," Pet Shop Boys sang about alienation; it was a great dance pop song about feeling lost in their own hometown. Now, 26 years later, they are revered as one of the most important acts of their generation in their own milieu. Yet new record Elysium finds them sounding once again like proverbial fish out of water, only with far less aplomb. More