In last week’s one-two punch, Roxy Music announced a reunion on Bryan Ferry’s new solo album, followed rather swiftly by news that the band — which first formed in 1971 — would be touring in honor of their 40th anniversary. Now that you’re dazed, how’s this for a kill shot: via RollingStone.com, a first taste from Ferry’s October 26th Olympia release in the form of a video for “You Can Dance”. Is that a KO or what?
In a video that could be easily mistaken for any teen starlet’s sexy club scene, filled with pelvic gyrations, sultry looks, and plenty of shiny, knee-high dresses, Ferry does what Ferry does best: Make the music the focus. Despite being born in 1945, Ferry’s still got it. The smoky vibe of the song is perfect for anything a club experience could entail, be it someone romantic rendezvous to the stylized droning of Ferry’s voice or some bumpin’ and grindin’ to a hot guitar part. Check yourself, Britney.
Olympia is scheduled to hit stores October 26th via Virgin Records. Stay tuned for more album news and tour details as they’re announced.
01. You Can Dance
03. Heartache by Numbers
04. Me Oh My
06. Song to the Siren
07. No Face, No Name, No Number
08. BF Bass (Ode to Olympia)
09. Reason or Rhyme
10. Tender Is the Night
Roxy Musics For Your Pleasure 2011 Tour Dates:
01/25 Newcastle, UK @ Newcastle Arena
01/27 Glasgow, UK @ Clyde Auditorium
01/28 Glasgow, UK @ Clyde Auditorium
01/30 Manchester, UK @ MEN Arena
01/31 Birmingham, UK @ LG Arena
02/02 Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Arena
02/07 London, UK @ O2 Arena