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...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

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Iggy Pop and Nick Cave teamed up for PETA's latest campaign "be the person your dog thinks you are." The (mostly) animated video depicts what a very special dog thinks about when it dreams, and stars Iggy and is soundtracked by Cave's song "Breathless." Props to director Robert Sebree and his team for the fantastic attention to detail -- so many excellent moments here. Watch below via Consequence Of Sound. Find out more about PETA's campaign here.

Published June 28th, 2017
Guitarist Dave Rosser who played with Afghan Whigs, The Gutter Twins, and Twilight Singers has died at the age of 50 from colon cancer. Afghan Whigs broke the news on Facebook this morning:

"It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend, brother and inspiration. Dave Rosser passed away peacefully last evening surrounded by love. Thank you to all who kept him in their hearts. He is forever in ours."

Last year Afghan Whigs performed two benefit shows to help with Rosser's medical bills. Despite his declining health, Rosser contributed and played on the band's new album In Spades.


Published June 28th, 2017

A five disc box set collecting dark alternative greats from Joy Division, The Cure, Bauhaus, Dead Can Dance, The Sisters Of Mercy, The Chameleons, Southern Death Cult, Fields Of The Nephilim, The Damned, The Birthday Party, Public Image Ltd, The Legendary Pink Dots, and so many more is set for release on June 30th. Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution 1978 - 1986 is an exquisite excursion into the enchanting world of darkness. The album is available as an import through Cherry Red here, or pre-order through Amazon (U.S. release July 7th). View the tracklisting below.

Disc 1:

01. Joy Division -- Shadowplay
02. The Birthday Party -- Release The Bats
03. Rema-Rema -- Rema-Rema
04. Paranoia -- Shattered Glass
05. Section 25 -- Charnel Ground
06. The Sisters Of Mercy -- Floorshow
07. Clock DVA -- The Female Mirror
08. UK Decay -- The Black Cat
09. Alien Sex Fiend -- Dead And Re-Buried
10. Love And Rockets -- Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven
11. The Associates -- Q Quarters
12. In Excelsis -- Carnival Of The Gullible
13. Nevilluxury -- Feels Like Dancing Wartime
14. Flesh For Lulu -- Vaguely Human
15. The March Violets -- Crow Baby
16. All About Eve -- D For Desire
17. Folk Devils -- Beautiful Monster

Disc 2:

01. Public Image Ltd -- Flowers Of Romance
02. Danielle Dax -- Bed Caves
03. Southern Death Cult -- Moya
04. 1919 -- Caged
05. The Cure -- The Hanging Garden
06. S-Haters -- Solitary Habit
07. Dead Can Dance -- The Arcane
08. Years On Earth -- Saving Face
09. In The Nursery -- Breach Birth
10. Play Dead -- The Tenant
11. Part 1 -- Ghost
12. 13th Chime -- Cuts Of Love
13. The Tempest -- Ice Cold In
14. Screaming Dead -- Night Creatures
15. Bushido -- Among The Ruins
16. Portion Control -- Friends
17. Actifed -- Creation

Disc 3:

01. Adam & The Ants -- Tabletalk
02. Balaam & The Angel -- The Darklands
03. The Legendary Pink Dots -- Love Puppets
04. Artery -- Into The Garden
05. Salvation -- Girlsoul
06. The Chameleons -- In Shreds
07. Schleimer K -- Fugitive Kind
08. The Bolshoi -- By The River
09. Gene Loves Jezebel -- Screaming (For Emmalene)
10. Lowlife -- Gallery Of Shame
11. And Also The Trees -- Out Of The Moving Life Of Circles
12. Siiiii -- Is Still
13. Tabathas Nightmare -- Heroin (live)
14. Brigandage -- Angel Of Vengeance
15. Penetration -- Stone Heroes
16. The Rose Of Avalanche -- L.A. Rain

Disc 4:

01. Furyo -- Legacy
02. The Mission -- Stay With Me
03. Nico -- Saeta
04. In Camera -- Fragments Of Fear
05. Dance Chapter -- Anonymity
06. Ausgang -- Sink Into You
07. Cocteau Twins -- In Our Angelhood
08. Sunglasses After Dark -- Morbid Silence
09. Fields Of The Nephilim -- Trees Come Down
10. Anorexic Dread -- Tracey's Burning
11. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry -- Take It All
12. Tones On Tail -- Burning Skies
13. Blood And Roses -- Spit Upon Your Grave
14. Threat -- High Cost Of Living
15. I'm Dead -- Storm Pause
16. Zero Le Creche -- Last Year's Wife

Disc 5:

01. Bauhaus -- Stigmata Martyr
02. The Wake -- Patrol
03. Specimen -- Returning From A Journey
04. Theatre Of Hate -- Original Sin
05. Attrition -- Birthrite
06. Sad Lovers And Giants -- Things We Never Did
07. The Damned -- Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde
08. Gloria Mundi -- The Hill
09. Dali's Car -- His Box
10. Inca Babies -- The Diseased Stranger's Waltz
11. Death Cult -- Ghost Dance
12. Modern Eon -- Euthenics
13. Ritual -- Mind Disease
14. Skeletal Family -- She Cries Alone
15. Bone Orchard -- Jack
16. Hula -- Ghost Rattle
17. Rubella Ballet -- Twister

Published June 28th, 2017

The The's new documentary The Inertia Variations is being screened this week at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and in promotion of the screenings, Matt Johnson appeared on BBC Radio 6 program Radcliffe and Maconie for a short interview. Much of the interview focused on Johnson discussing his struggles with depression and grief after the loss of two of his brothers and his mother. Johnson talked about giving up music for awhile because it felt irrelevant when there were deeper issues to tend to and certainly put life into perspective for him.

Johnson reveals that his passion for music is back and says he was heartened by the huge response to his new single "We Can't Stop What's Coming" -- The The's first new single in 15 years -- and is thankful to all the fans who reached out to him and sent letters/emails in support.

In response to being asked if he's working on a new album and if he'd consider touring again, Johnson replied that he has started working on some new songs, however due to his current focus on coordinating the release and screenings of The Inertia Variations he hasn't finished any new material yet. As for touring he was a little hesitant to say he would tour, though he considers it a possibility someday and said "never say never."

Screenings of The Inertia Variations are planned for later this year in England, however he did not mention anything about North America screenings.

Stream the interview here.

The The's single "We Can't Stop What's Coming" was repressed on white vinyl and is available here. The video for the single is posted below.

Published June 28th, 2017


Joy Division's iconic anthem "Love Will Tear Us Apart" was released on this day in 1980. The 7" release (FAC 23) featured the single version of "Love Will Tear Us Apart" backed by "These Days" and original "Love Will Tear Us Apart" recording (aka Pennine version) that Ian Curtis and Martin Hannett hated. A 12" version (FAC 23-12) with identical tracklisting, but different cover art was released later that year.

Official video/single version:

Pennine version:

Peel Session:

Nova Nova piano version ft Ian Curtis' original vocals:

Published June 27th, 2017


The Church have been busy working on a new studio album. The forthcoming record is their first since 2014's Further Deeper and their 26th studio album overall. A release date has not been announced and the album is currently untitled, however The Church premiered the first taste of the album this week ahead of their North American tour.

The new single is titled "Another Century" and it's a gorgeous slice of Church heaven. Steve Kilbey describes the track as "a romantic melodic stab of omnichord and guitars and quite unlike any past church song. The lyrics fell out of the sky very quickly and the music is dreamy and evocative of past futures."

Stream "Another Century" below and grab as a digital single here.

The Church kick off their North American tour this Wednesday at the Ark in Ann Arbor. Tickets are available here.

The Church -- North American tour

Jun 28 -- Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
Jun 29 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
Jun 30 -- Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward
Jul 01 -- Nashville, TN @ City Winery
Jul 03 -- Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Jul 04 -- Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Jul 06 -- Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
Jul 07 -- Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall
Jul 08 -- Pawling, NY @ Daryl's House

Published June 26th, 2017

Gary Numan is set to return with his new studio album Savage in August. The album is the electronic pioneer's first new album since 2014's Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) and his 21st studio album overall. Today he announced a 22 date North American tour in support of Savage which brings him to St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit on November 30th. The general onsale is this Friday, June 30th and pre-sales kick off on June 29th. Limited meet and greet passes for the tour will be available through Numan's official store tomorrow. View the tour itinerary below:

Numan recently shot the video for his new single "My Name Is Ruin" and will be premiering the video and single shortly. In the meantime, view the pre-order options for Savage over on Pledge Music and catch up with Numan on his official website.

Gary Numan - North American tour

Nov 15 -- San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Nov 16 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Nov 17 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Nov 19 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 21 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 22 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Nov 23 -- Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre
Nov 24 -- Calgary, AL @ Commonwealth
Nov 26 -- Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
Nov 28 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov 29 -- Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Nov 30 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Dec 01 -- Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 04 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Dec 06 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Dec 07 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Street
Dec 09 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Dec 11 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade/Heaven Stage
Dec 12 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
Dec 14 -- Dallas, TX @ Trees
Dec 15 -- Houston, TX @ The Mohawk

Published June 26th, 2017

Nine Inch Nails, or shall we say The Nine Inch Nails, appeared in last night's episode of Twin Peaks and performed "She's Gone Away" at the old Roadhouse. Check it out the dark and dusky performance below.

"She's Gone Away" is taken from the band's 2016 EP Not The Actual Events. Trent Reznor recently revealed Not The Actual Events is the first release in a trilogy of EPs. The second EP is scheduled to be released prior to NIN's summer shows, though an exact release date hasn't been announced. NIN's first live show is July 23rd, so the release is imminent.

Nine Inch Nails -- tour

Jul 23 -- Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
Jul 30 -- New York, NY @ Panorama
Sep 15 -- Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Oct 21 -- Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival

Published June 26th, 2017


Liam Gallagher played Glastonbury yesterday and though he revealed in a recent interview that he wouldn't be performing "Don't Look Back In Anger" live, he must have decided better of it. Gallagher finished off his Glastonbury set with an acoustic performance of the Oasis classic along with some help from the crowd. Watch the performance below:

Published June 25th, 2017

It appears the Stone Roses reunion is over. The band just wrapped up a string of shows in the U.K. last night, however since the tour began rumors were swirling that Saturday night's show in Glasgow would be their swansong due to escalating tension in the band and Ian Brown's desire to rekindle his solo career. Though the band didn't confirm a split through an official announcement, at last night's show, Brown implied as much by reportedly telling the crowd "don't be sad that it's over, be happy that it happened."

The Stone Roses originally broke up in 1996 but after years of insisting they wouldn't reunite, they surprised the world by doing just that in 2011. Since reuniting they've played countless MASSIVE headline shows overseas. Though the crowd response was predictably tepid stateside (particularly at their U.S. Coachella appearances in 2013), the rest of the world recognizes the Stone Roses to be a legendary and iconic band.

Props to the Stone Roses for a wildly successful reunion and incredible career.

"I Am The Resurrection" (final song of the show, starts ~ 1 minute in, shaky video at times but full audio; Ian Brown & John Squire hug at the end)

Published June 25th, 2017