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MN electro-pop pioneers Information Society return with new single

Posted by: Chris Riemenschneider under Music, Minnesota musicians Updated: February 25, 2014 - 5:26 PM

Information Society circa 2014. / Wil Foster, Rockcandyphoto.comYup, sounds like Information Society. That’s the reaction you’re bound to have upon hearing the new single from Minneapolis’ ‘80s electronic pop hitmakers, which premiered today on the Huffington Post and is posted below as a lyric video. Titled “Land of the Blind,” the song is the first track issued from the first InSoc record since 2009, “_Hello World,” due this summer via bandleader Paul Robb’s label Hakatak International.

The album features Robb and the group’s two other co-founding members, singer Kurt Larson and bassist/keyboardist Jack Cassidy, all of whom helmed the biggest InSoc hits “What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy)” and “Walking Away.”  Their new material will also be accompanied this year by a reissue of their 1985 debut, “The InSoc EP,” from Brelin-based Mannequin Records. Also, Tommy Boy Records is releasing a new remix of the group’s 1985 dance hit “Running” in April.

All of this is a great excuse for Robb & Co. to return to the stage with a tour, also reportedly in the works.

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