Fans who "Just Can't Get Enough" of synth-pop legends Depeche Mode can now hear portions of songs from their upcoming album on the band's official Web site.
Singer Dave Gahan and keyboardists Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher are posting the clips online to gear up fans for the late-May release of Exciter, the British trio's 11th studio album.
A 49-second sample of the unmastered "Dream On," the first single from Exciter, and a 36-second portion of "Sweetest Condition" were available for streaming at www.depechemode.com on Wednesday (January 31). Two 30-second clips of the album's other tracks, including "Breathe" and "When the Body Speaks," will be posted every day through February 5, publicists for the group said.
"Dream On," a mishmash of acoustic guitars, lush vocals and techno beats, will be released to radio in late March.
Exciter 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." The new album was produced by Mark Bell — co-founder of British techno duo LFO — who worked on Björk's recent Selmasongs.
Depeche Mode, whose catalog includes hits such as "People Are People," "Enjoy the Silence" and "Policy of Truth," were recently honored at the Midem music conference in Cannes, France, for Best Band Site of the Year for Depechemode.com.