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...hang the dj

...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

For music submissions, press releases, or questions/concerns:

hangthedjmag (at) gmail.com

Or hit me up on Twitter: @CristinaRocks

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2016/08/28


Detroit goth/post-punk band Ritual Howls return with their third full length album Into The Water. The highly anticipated album was recorded at Hamtramck Sound Studios and released earlier this month via by noted post-punk label Felte (also home to Toronto's Odonis Odonis). The ominous and stunning cover art envelops a truly magnificent record -- the nine track album is a dark, unsettling and brutal journey into a gothic abyss. One listen and you'll understand why Ritual Howls has a substantial fanbase worldwide -- their music is tormenting, yet incredibly addictive. This is highly recommended listening for fans of the dark -- especially Bauhaus, Sisters Of Mercy/The Mission, etc.

Get Into The Water now -- the release is available on LP, CD, and limited edition cassette through Bandcamp. Digital versions are available through iTunes and Amazon.

Stream below or on Bandcamp:



Catch up with Ritual Howls on their official site.

Published August 28th, 2016

8 am hour:

Julian Cope "World Shut Your Mouth"
Patti Smith "Because The Night"
Fine Young Cannibals "Suspicious Minds"
Devo "Freedom Of Choice"
24 Gone "Trust"
Hum "Stars"
Jane's Addiction "Mountain Song"
The Clash "London Calling"
The Smiths "Girl Afraid"
Blur "She's So High"
Smashing Pumpkins "I Am One"
Sonic Youth "100%"
Erasure "Oh L'Amour"

9 am hour:

The Shamen "Move Any Mountain"
Nitzer Ebb "Murderous"
Nine Inch Nails "Sin"
MC5 "Kick Out The Jams"
Iggy Pop "Bang Bang"
Mother Love Bone "Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns"
Pixies "I Can't Forget"
Oasis "She's Electric"
Jesus & Mary Chain "April Skies"
Aztec Camera "Oblivious"
R.E.M. "Texarkana"
The Replacements "Can't Hardly Wait"
Madness "Our House"

10 am hour:

Social Distortion "Bad Luck"
Urge Overkill "Sister Havana"
Garbage "Push It"
Fuzzbox "Love Is The Slug"
Elvis Costello "Oliver's Army"
Doughboys "Shine"
The Breeders "Saints"
Dinosaur Jr "Puke & Cry"
Porno For Pyros "Tahitian Moon"
Matthew Sweet "Girlfriend"
Killing Joke "Requiem"
The Cult "Wild Flower"
The Cure "Boys Don't Cry"
Primitives "Crash"

11 am hour:

Joy Division "Walked In Line"
The Ramones "Teenage Lobotomy"
Nirvana "Aneurysm"
Cabaret Voltaire "Sensoria"
OMD "Electricity"
David Bowie "Sound & Vision"
Mazzy Star "Fade Into You"
Bauhaus "She's In Parties"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Peek A Boo"
The Clash "Train In Vain"
The Verve "Sonnet"
New Order "Thieves Like Us"

Published August 28th, 2016

2016/08/26


If you yearn for music heavily influenced by Nirvana, Failure, Pavement, Pixies, (did I mention Nirvana?), let me introduce you to Vomitface. The NYC/Toronto band released their debut full length album titled Hooray For Me today. Vomitface aren't exactly breaking new ground -- the album was engineered by the legendary Steve Albini and sounds like it was released in the '90s. You probably get the distinct feeling you've heard these songs before.

You're likely going to really dig Vomitface because they sound like the influential bands that came before them, or you'll totally hate them because they walk (or cross, depending on your perspective) the fine line of ripoff-land. Regardless, it's well done and rocks pretty hard. Stream a few tracks from the album below:





Purchase Hooray For Me from iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.

Catch up with Vomitface on Facebook and check 'em out on the road

Aug 27 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy
Aug 28 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
Aug 29 -- Washington, DC @ Dew Drop Inn
Aug 31 -- Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Sep 01 -- Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street
Sep 02 -- Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
Sep 03 -- Baltimore, MD @ House Show
Sep 04 -- Jersey City, NJ @ Archetype

Published August 26th, 2016

Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures artwork has been nicked over the years for a number of things -- Mickey Mouse t-shirts, maps, oven mitts, pasta arrangements, etc. Now comes news that a gold colored version of the iconic artwork will grace the front of a new Christmas card for Oxfam. According to NME, legendary graphic artist Peter Saville donated the artwork which will be used for Oxfam's annual charity Christmas Card. The card will be available starting October 17th. View the gold version here.

Find out more about Oxfam here.

Peter Saville created the original artwork for Unknown Pleasures which was adapted from an pulsar image Stephen Morris saw in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy. Watch Saville discuss the iconic artwork below:



Published August 26th, 2016

2016/08/25


Ash Code sounds like Detroit's City Club in the '80s -- dark, synthy, and smoky. The mystical band formed in 2013 and features three members known solely by their first names -- Alessandro, Claudia, and Adriano.  If you enjoy darkwave, coldwave, goth, electro Ash Code will be a perfect soundtrack to your dark and misunderstood world.  Check out a few tracks from the band's 2016 album Posthuman below and stream the full release on Bandcamp.







Catch up with Ash Code on their website and Facebook


R.E.M. celebrate the 25th anniversary of 1991's Out Of Time with an expanded anniversary reissue on November 18th. Three editions will be released: 2CD set, 3LP set, and deluxe 4CD edition.  The 2CD & 3LP include the original (remastered) material from Out Of Time plus 19 demos. The 4CD set includes all the material from the 2CD/3LP edition, R.E.M.'s 1991 Mountain Stage concert, and Out Of Time on Blu-Ray/hi-resolution audio/surround sound, plus music videos, in studio footage, and exclusive performances. All three editions will include extensive liner notes by noted awesome rock journalist Annie Zaleski featuring interviews with R.E.M. and producers Scott Litt and John Keane.

View the tracklistings for the sets below and pre-order from R.E.M.'s official store.

Out Of Time -- Disc 1

01. Radio Song
02. Losing My Religion
03. Low
04. Near Wild Heaven
05. Endgame
06. Shiny Happy People
07. Belong
08. Half A World Away
09. Texarkana
10. Country Feedback
11. Me In Honey

Out Of Time -- Disc 2

01. Losing My Religion 1 (demo)
02. Near Wild Heaven 1 (demo)
03. Shiny Happy People 1 (demo)
04. Texarkana 1 (demo)
05. Untitled (demo 2)
06. Radio - Acoustic (Radio Song demo)
07. Near Wild Heaven 2 (demo)
08. Shiny Happy People 2 (demo)
09. Slow Sad Rocker (Endgame demo)
10. Radio - Band (Radio Song 3 demo)
11. Losing My Religion 2 (demo)
12. Belong (demo)
13. Blackbirds (Half A World Away demo)
14. Texarkana (demo)
15. Country Feedback (demo)
16. Me On Keyboard (Me In Honey demo)
17. Low (demo)
18. 40 Sec (40 Second Song demo)
19. Fretless 1 (demo)


Out Of Time -- 4 Disc Set

Disc 1

01. Radio Song
02. Losing My Religion
03. Low
04. Near Wild Heaven
05. Endgame
06. Shiny Happy People
07. Belong
08. Half A World Away
09. Texarkana
10. Country Feedback
11. Me In Honey

Disc 2

01. Losing My Religion 1 (demo)
02. Near Wild Heaven 1 (demo)
03. Shiny Happy People 1 (demo)
04. Texarkana 1 (demo)
05. Untitled (demo 2)
06. Radio - Acoustic (Radio Song demo)
07. Near Wild Heaven 2 (demo)
08. Shiny Happy People 2 (demo)
09. Slow Sad Rocker (Endgame demo)
10. Radio - Band (Radio Song 3 demo)
11. Losing My Religion 2 (demo)
12. Belong (demo)
13. Blackbirds (Half A World Away demo)
14. Texarkana (demo)
15. Country Feedback (demo)
16. Me On Keyboard (Me In Honey demo)
17. Low (demo)
18. 40 Sec (40 Second Song demo)
19. Fretless 1 (demo)


Disc 3 -- Live At Mountain Stage

01. Introduction
02. World Leader Pretend
03. Radio Song
04. Fall On Me
05. It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
06. Half A World Away
07. Belong
08. Love Is All Around
09. Losing My Religion
10. Dallas
11. Radio Song
12. Disturbance At The Heron House
13. Low
14. Swan Swan H
15. Pop Song 89

Disc 4

Out Of Time -- Blu-Ray
Out Of Time -- Hi-Resolution Audio
Out Of Time -- 5.1 Surround Sound

Music videos:

01. Radio Song
02. Losing My Religion
03. Low
04. Near Wild Heaven
05. Shiny Happy People
06. Belong
07. Half A World Away
08. Country Feedback

Time Piece (electronic press kit)

Published August 25th, 2016

2016/08/22


Teenage Fanclub return with a new studio album titled Here on September 9th. The band previously issued the first single "I'm In Love," and today they premiered another song from the album titled "Thin Air" on BBC Music 6. Stream the official audio of "Thin Air" via Merge Records below:



Pre-order Here here: iTunes, Amazon, Teenage Fanclub store

Don't miss Teenage Fanclub on tour in North America this autumn.



Teenage Fanclub -- North American tour

Oct 12 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Oct 14 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct 15 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Oct 16 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 17 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Oct 18 -- Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Oct 20 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Oct 21 -- Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Oct 22 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Oct 23 -- Madison, WI @ High Noon
Oct 25 -- Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch

Published August 22nd, 2016