The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins airing Sept. 19 in the United States.
The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins airing Sept. 19 in the United States. The band, which is currently without a label, will later make the track available exclusively at the Apple iTunes Music Store.
The group is also working on a new album, its first since 1992's "Good Stuff," as well as participating in a remix project spearheaded by Manhattan Clique (the British duo of Chris Smith and Philip Larsen).
"We haven't discussed producers yet, but we want to have a summer 2005 release with a tour to support it," lead singer Fred Schneider says of the new album on the group's official Web site. "You can't compare it to past albums. We've change and evolved with the times. But you will know it is us."
"We jam a little bit and try to pick out a chorus," group member Kate Pierson says of the ongoing writing sessions. "We try to zero in much sooner instead of doing endless, endless jams. Basically we're just being more conscious about 'What do we hear as a chorus? Let's make that the chorus. What do we hear as a verse?'"
In other B-52's news, Schneider and Pat Irwin have penned the theme song for the upcoming documentary "Trekkies 2," titled "Beam Me Up." A soundtrack will be released Oct. 5 via Reboot Music.