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Blonde Redhead to compile alternate versions of new album

By | Published on Tuesday 28 September 2010

Blonde Redhead frontwoman Kazu Makino has revealed that the band are hoping to release several versions of their new album, ‘Penny Sparkle’.

Makino told Spinner that recording sessions for the follow-up to 2007’s ’23’ resulted in several versions of each song being recorded. She said: “We ended up having many different versions. We’re going to have a couple more albums of the same songs, I think. A lot of the versions that we didn’t choose are the one’s that sound more like us. They’re good, but we ended up choosing ones that were out of our comfort zone. The whole thing was pretty uncomfortable – in a good way. We have something here, even if we fail miserably. I get some satisfaction out of some of these [other] versions. Some of them I really loved and I didn’t want them to stay with me. I want people to hear them”.

Blonde Redhead are due to play a one-off show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire tomorrow night.