Columbia Records’ Gossip is back with their fifth studio album, A Joyful Noise, set to be released on May 22. A Joyful Noise was produced by pop genius Brian Higgins (Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, Girls Aloud). The album’s first single, Perfect World, will be released as a digital single today, March 13th.
A blend of soul, gospel, rock, funk, disco, punk, passion and rebellion, Gossip is comprised of vocalist Beth Ditto, guitarist Nathan Howdeshell, and drummer Hannah Blilie.
Originally formed in Olympia, Washington in 1999, Gossip first garnered attention in the UK with the release of their 2006 album Standing In the Way of Control, says Columbia Records.
Recorded in both Xenomania, Higgins’ studio in England, and KBC Studios in Portland, Oregon, A Joyful Noise stays true to Gossip’s trademark brash and unapologetic nature – that is, as true as possible for a band that is constantly reinventing itself and pushing boundaries, believes Columbia Records.
Gossip’s performance at SxSW 2012 in Austin, TX will be live-streamed this week, and the band will kick off a Summer European tour shortly after the release of A Joyful Noise.
Gossip will be playing at the “Live From The Lot” event, hosted by Google Music and YouTube,on Thursday, March 15 at Red River Garage and at the Chop Shop Records Showcase later that same night at Maggie Mae’s Rooftop.
Their “Live From The Lot performance” will be streamed live starting at 6:30PM from http://www.youtube.com/presents.