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Pet Shop Boys Leave EMI After 28 Years

After spending their entire career with EMI's Parlophone Records, the Pet Shop Boys have jumped ship and this June will release a new album with the relatively unknown Kobalt Label Services.
“This is a very exciting point in our careers," said Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe in a statement. “We are hugely proud of the new album and are very pleased to be working in conjunction with Kobalt. We’d like to thank everyone we’ve worked with at Parlophone over the last 28 years both in the UK and abroad. When we signed to the label in 1985 we had no idea how long and successful a relationship we were embarking on. However it is also exciting now to commence a new phase working with a new team in a new business structure and we look forward to a creative and equally fulfilling relationship with Kobalt.”
With Parlophone, the Pet Shop Boys scored four UK #1 singles and 42 UK Top 30 hits. Kobalt allows its artists to own their own masters, which is probably what the change is really about. Below is a teaser snippet of the coming album.

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