Portishead's Geoff Barrow Announces New Album Details Via Twitter

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Portishead's Geoff Barrow Announces New Album Details Via Twitter

After taking a 11-year hiatus between their second and third records, the members of Portishead have made it known that they will be around a for while to come. Not long after the 2008 release of the masterful Third, the band said they were already working on their fourth album. News about this upcoming album had been relatively quiet up until this week, when Portishead producer/instrumentalist Geoff Barrow updated the world via his Twitter account.

Barrow laid down the law concerning the trip-hop group’s forthcoming record across several tweets that read as a pretty amusing rant when you string them all together like so:

“There will be NO free downloads There will be NO bonus tracks There will be NO remixes There will be NO hidden footage. There will be NO additional content There will be NO corporate partners There will be NO fashion lines There will be NO tabloid pictures. There will be NO £25 unit cost There will be NO streetteam There will be NO myspace There will be NO celeb producer There will be NO twitter There will be NO press/blogger gig There will be NO acoustic session There will be NO meet and greet There will be NO edited version. There will be NO iTunes only There will be NO press launch There will be NO asian version There will be NO radio friendly.”

According to Barrow, there will be NO more updates until the album actually drops. NO more Portishead news, either. That is, until they potentially announce 2011 tour dates surrounding their ATP-curated festival. We’ll be waiting, but NOT holding our breath.

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