Friday, February 11, 2011

New Poly Styrene Single!

The first single from Poly Styrene's much-anticipated comeback album, Generation Indigo, was released this week.  If you haven't heard it yet, here's the clip.

Poly, of course, is the former lead singer of X-Ray Spex, one of the first wave of UK Punk bands back in 1977, and has recorded only sporadically in the years since.  Generation Indigo is scheduled for release March 28.  This first single, "Virtual Boyfriend," is promising, although it takes awhile to get going.  Once it kicks in, though, it latches very comfortably into your brain.  There is a nice little nostalgic New-Wavey feel to it.  Not bad, though falling just a bit short of the mark set by her Christmas single, "Black Christmas" (which will not be on the album), and the track "Thrash City" that was previewed on her Facebook fan page a couple of weeks ago (which will be).

Looking forward to the full album, and interested in your thoughts on the single:

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