Swedish duo Club 8 plans May release for seventh album, 'The People's Record'

After a career based on introversion — six records, few interviews, no live performances — Swedish duo Club 8 is throwing things wide open on its seventh album, aptly titled “The People’s Record.”

Due May 18, their first album since 2007’s “The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Dreaming” features a Cuban percussionist and the unmistakable influence of West African rhythms on 10 new tunes produced, for the first time, by someone outside the band (that would be Jari Haapalainen, who has also worked with the Concretes and Camera Obscura). It’s a marked change, the duo allows, but one that seemed necessary.

“We’re never going to be a band that do two hundred interviews a year and tour two months in a row,” singer Karolina Komstedt says in a press release. “But I can see now that it can be of great use sometimes to meet the people who listen to your music.”

How positively proletarian! Your move, Vampire Weekend.

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