Depeche Mode Finishing Up New Album

Synth-pop group's 11th LP, due in May, will be first since 1997.

Depeche Mode are nearing completion of their 11th studio album, due in May, according to Reprise Records.

The synth-pop legends' as-yet-untitled new disc will include such tracks as "Dream On," "Breathe," "Sweetest Condition" and "When the Body Speaks." It will be Depeche Mode's first full-length release since 1997's Ultra, which featured the singles "Barrel of a Gun" and "It's No Good," and it'll be their first new music since the 1998 maxi-single "Only When I Lose Myself," which included several previously unreleased tracks along with remixes by the Automator and DJ Shadow, but, peculiarly, no original version of the title track.

LFO co-founder Mark Bell, who worked on Björk's Homogenic (1997) and Selmasongs (2000) albums, is producing the new Depeche Mode disc.

The band — singer Dave Gahan and keyboardists Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher — is in the final stages of mixing the record and plans to release the first U.S. single, "Dream On," in April, a Reprise spokesperson said.