Long-Awaited Chemical Brothers Album Due In April

Returning to the U. S. later this year.

England's Chemical Brothers have completed work on their second full-length

album Dig Your Own Hole, which is expected to hit stores sometime in

early April.

The 11-song effort, blessed (or cursed, depending on your

POV) with a longer version of their current US hit, "Setting Sun," (which as

you undoubtedly know by now features vocals from Oasis' Noel Gallagher), will

also include a collaboration with Mercury Rev (titled "The Private Psychedelic

Reel") who reportedly lay down some typically spaced-out guitars on the track.

The song "Where Do I Begin" is bolstered by vocals from British singer

Beth Orton, and two songs sample a pair of old-school rappers, "Electrobank,"

which samples Keith Murray, and the first single, "Block Rockin' Beats," an

homage to the legendary Schooly D. The duo will bring it to the stage for a

U.S. summer tour following the release of the album.