After fifteen years, six studio albums, 12 million units sold worldwide, breakdowns, clean ups and the dizzying swell of global success, Placebo is back with a new five-song EP B3 due digitally in the U.S. tomorrow October 16 on Universal/UMe, and as a Limited Edition physical CD on October 30. The highly charged title track exemplifies their dark and melodic trademark sound and features singer Brian Molkoâ€™s instantly recognizable vocals. Stream an edited version of â€œB3â€ now via the Placebo Soundcloud page.
A new studio album by Placeboâ€”Molko (guitar/vocals), Stefan Olsdal (bass) and Steve Forrest (drums)â€”is due to follow the EP in 2013. While not a reflection of the direction of the new album, the band felt strongly that their fans should get to hear new music in the interim. For more information on the EP, visit http://www.b3ep.com.
Placebo has also launched the #B3KISS Competition, asking fans to create their own version of the B3 EP artwork. To enter, fans need to HashTag their photo #B3KISS on Instagram or Twitter, or upload it here: www.b3kiss.com. The band will choose their favorite version and the winner will receive a framed test print of the B3EP artwork, signed by Placebo. The competition closes October 31, 2012.
B3 Track Listing
02. I Know You Want To Stop
03. The Extra
05. Time Is Money