These fashion-forward disco-puns have been out of the limelight for a minute now, presumably because they’ve been in England recording a new studio album with Brian Higgins of the U.K. chart-pop team Xenomania. Titled A Joyful Noise, the disc is out today, and though it doesn’t contain anything as brilliant as Xenomania’s work for Girls Aloud or Pet Shop Boys, it’s still a kick hearing Beth Ditto flex her gospel-fired vocals over glitter-bomb synths.

Tue., May 22, 8 p.m., 2012

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 9, 2012

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