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PJ Harvey chalks up new album

PJ Harvey will return with her first studio album in three years, “White Chalk,” this fall. The set is due Sept. 24 internationally via Island; a North American release date has yet to be announced.

In a switch, the new material was written primarily on piano as opposed to guitar, according to Harvey’s site. The artist worked with longtime collaborators such as producers Flood and John Parish, as well as the Dirty Three’s Jim White and Eric Drew Feldman.

“White Chalk” is the follow-up to 2004’s “Uh Huh Her,” which debuted at No. 29 on The Billboard 200.

Harvey’s lone live date at present is Saturday (July 7) as part of the Manchester (England) International Festival, where she is expected to unveil some new material.
(via billboard)