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New Order LP to Feature Iggy Pop, Brandon Flowers

La Roux’s Elly Jackson and Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands will also appear on ‘Music Complete’

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New Order's upcoming LP 'Music Complete' will feature guest appearances by Iggy Pop, the Killers' Brandon Flowers and La Roux's Elly Jackson.

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New Order have revealed that Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, Iggy Pop, La Roux and Chemical Brothers’ Tom Rowlands will appear on their upcoming LP, Music Complete. The record is due out September 25th.

Flowers, whose band took its name from the fake group featured in New Order’s “Crystal” video, sings on the album’s closing number “Superheated.” Pop, who last year sang Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” with New Order frontman (and ex–Joy Division guitarist) Bernard Sumner at a benefit in New York City, provided vocals for a brooding tune titled “Stray Dog.” La Roux’s Elly Jackson, who supported New Order on tour last year, provided vocals for three Music Complete songs: “Tutti Frutti,” “People on the High Line” and “Pastic.” Finally, Rowlands produced the tracks “Singularity” and “Unlearn This Hatred.”

The band also released a new 15-second teaser of a song from the record, which is streaming below. The first teaser is available to stream here and the second can be heard here. All three feature artwork inspired by Music Complete’s cover, which was designed by the band’s longtime visual collaborator Peter Saville.

Music Complete marks the group’s first full-length of original music since 2005’s Waiting for the Sirens’ Call. It’s also their first without founding bassist Peter Hook, who left the group in 2007. Sumner’s Bad Lieutenant bandmate, Tom Chapman, joined New Order in 2011 and plays bass on the record. The record will also be the band’s first with founding keyboardist Gillian Gilbert since she quit the band in 2001 and returned in 2011.


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