UK dance pop outfit Saint Etienne will return this year with their eighth LP, and first since 2005’s Tales from Turnpike House, as Pitchfork reports. The album’s lead single, “Tonight”, is out on March 5th, but you can stream it now via the SoundCloud player below. An mp3 version is also available if you feel like surrendering a few pieces of personal information to the band’s website.
According to Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley, “Tonight” is “about the anticipation of going to see your favourite group. For some reason, I imagine this show is at the Forum in Kentish Town. The whole album is about the power of pop, how it affects and shapes your life. People talk about the problem of landfill indie, but there’s so much landfill pop around at the moment – we’re trying to do something about it.” Tim Powell (Girls Aloud, Kylie Minogue) handled the production.