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- Posted on May 18th 2011 5:45PM by Jenny Charlesworth
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The slick video pays homage to New York's storied West 14th Street nightclub 'Mother,' which was a late-night playground for A-listers during the '90s. As you'd expect, frontwoman Debbie Harry looks as ravishing as ever perched atop the stage in her black patent leather boots.
The suped up pop track offers a sneak peek at Blondie's ninth studio album, which comes courtesy of the legendary group's own imprint and features not only a collab with Condon but also sees the band tackle a Beirut cover with 'Sunday Smile.'
Largely recorded in Woodstock, New York, 'Panic of Girls' was produced by Jeff Saltzman (the Killers, Fischerspooner) and Kato Khandwala (Paramore, Papa Roach). According to a press release, the disc "glances backward but resolutely moves forward, remaining keenly observant of street-level pop culture and continuing to find inspiration in the roiling musical melting pot of New York City."
On deck are the usual suspects, Harry, guitarist Chris Stein, drummer Clem Burke and bassist Leigh Fox (who joined Blondie back in '97 upon their reunion). The outfit also features new recruits guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Katz-Bohen.
The band's last record, 'Curse of the Blondie,' was released back in 2003. Needless to say, some fans were, uh, starting to panic about when the next disc would arrive.