The world hasn’t seen much of Placebo recently; following their stint on the 2007 edition of Projekt Revolution, the English outfit has for most part remained away from the limelight, aside from a few one-off appearances here or there. However, come June, this will likely all change when Brian Molko and Co. officially unveil their long-awaited followup to 2006’s Meds.
To accompany news of the band’s signing with PAIS, a European entertainment group, Placebo officially announced plans for the release of its sixth-full length studio effort. While little else was revealed about the currently untitled record, it does have a tentative June release date, with Wikipedia listing the 16th as the official day of unveiling. What’s more, according to Sweet-Prince.com, a Placebo fan forum, the album is being produced by David Bottrill, best known for his work with Tool and Silverchair, and will feature a sound that is both heavy and psychedelic, a style the Windy City Times describes as similar to PJ Harvey and My Bloody Valentine. The band is expected to tour in support of the album.
As always, we’ll keep you updated as more information is known.