May or may not be
called (probably not…) Can I Borrow A Feeling.
By Fred Mills
It’s been 6 years since the last Saint Etienne album of new
material, 2005’s Tales from Turnpike
House. Although you could forgive the band for the lengthy delay, and it’s
not like they were exactly on hiatus anyway; since then here have been plenty
of fanclub-only releases as well as deluxe editions of all the early albums,
and the group continues to do occasional live and DJ dates.
This week the band officially broke the embargo-of-sorts,
however, by announcing that they have signed a new record deal (label tba) and intend
on releasing an album titled Can I Borrow
A Feeling sometime in early 2012. Well, maybe; they may be joking about
that title, and they apparently haven’t finished the record yet.
Advises St. E, via email: “We’ve
been plotting, hatching and other mysteriously creative verbs. We have been
working with various different luminaries and are finally beginning to see the
light at the end of the tunnel. A nice tunnel mind you, like a tunnel of love….
There are other plans afoot which we don’t want to jinx by mentioning but we’ll
email you as soon as we can.”
So there you have it. Stay tuned…