The rockers are due to release Funplex in the US on February 26, their first release since 1992's Good Stuff.
The band claim they first began planning the LP back in 2003.
Guitarist Keith Strickland told Rolling Stone: "We thought, we’re gonna keep [touring], we’re gonna need some new songs for the show, we need to put a new album out there.
"This idea for the sound of the new album just popped into my head, and I felt that the sound and direction of the music would be right for us, so for the first time in years, I felt inspired enough to begin writing music for a new B-52’s album."
Talking about the record's sound, he added: "It’s loud, sexy rock & roll with the beat pumped up to hot pink."