Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Morrissey Signs to Polydor/Decca in UK

The world is a "seek and you shall find" kind of place for Morrissey. Despite not having a label, he started planning his 2008 with the September release of an "absolutely written and completely ready" follow-up to last album Ringleader of the Tormentors, as well as a best-of type compilation. Now, according to an report confirmed by Moz's publicist, both those records have a home, and so does he: Polydor/Decca. The signing is for the UK only so far, with no U.S. deal announced at the moment.

Moz spoke to about the signing, and, of course, his thoughts on Radiohead forever shaking the entire history of vocalized and instrumental sound to its core. With the oversaturation of new angles on the Radiohead situation, it pains us a little to print the following quote from the interview, but the end is pretty funny, so here:

"If [Radiohead] think that can work that, that's a wonderful world. And yes, you can look at record companies, and you can easily assess that they've been ripping people off for years and years and years. The whole process is a gigantic rip off. But then there are people like me who need to be institutionalized... and I don't mean in an asylum!"

Moz's next round of live madness begins in France in January.

[via pitchfork]



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