Cardigans Readying New Single, Album

The Cardigans are getting ready to release a new single and album this fall. The first single, called "My Favourite Game," is scheduled for late September along with a video courtesy of Swedish director Jonas Akerlund, the man responsible for Madonna's "Ray of Light" and The Prodigy's "Smack My Bitch Up."

The album, "Gran Turismo," as usual produced by Tore Johansson, is expected out in October. It will be the band's fourth overall and their third for North America, a follow-up to the highly successful "First Band On The Moon," released in September of '96 on Mercury. Their North American debut was the album "Life" released on Minty Fresh.

In related news, that label is now set to re-issue the Cardigan's 1994 Swedish debut, "Emmerdale," in North America in January of 1999.