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
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.