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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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Ride are set to return with a new album this summer. Today Mark Gardener and Andy Bell appeared on BBC Music 6 with Steve Lamacq to discuss the still untitled new album which is currently being mixed by Alan Moulder. At the end of the interview Ride debuted an amazing brand new song "Charm Assault," their first new single in 20 years! Bell called the single "a kalidoscopic little tune" and revealed it was influenced in part by DIIV who opened for Ride on tour in North America. He also provided additional info on the track:

"Charm Assault is a pretty straightforward expression of frustration and disgust at the people who currently run our country. The tour in 2015 was a good way of reminding us what we were good at in the first place and Charm Assault feels like a natural continuation from our peak. When we started writing together again we tried to imagine we'd kept on making music all this time, and this was just the latest one."

"Charm Assault" is available now as a digital download and to stream. Head here for various options.

Ride's album will be released over the summer on Wichita Records, which brings Ride full circle -- Wichita was founded by Mark Bowen and Dick Green. The pair worked at Creation when Ride was on the legendary label back in the day.

Published February 21st, 2017

Pixies announced a new leg of North American dates for September and October. Pre-sales for the new dates, including the Detroit stop October 6th at the Fillmore kick off today at 10am here (code: MASHER). The general onsale starts Friday, February 24th at 10am. View the full tour itinerary below:

New North American dates -- presale 2/21 @ 10am

Sep 19 -- New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
Sep 22 -- Westbury, NY @ The Westbury Theater
Sep 23 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
Sep 24 -- Port Chester, NY @ The Capitol Theatre
Sep 26 -- Portland, ME @ State Theatre, Portland
Sep 27 -- Montreal, QC @ Metropolis, Montreal
Sep 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall, Toronto
Sep 30 -- Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall, Toronto
Oct 01 -- Buffalo, NY @ Center For The Arts,
Oct 03 -- Cleveland, OH@ The Agora Theatre
Oct 04 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Oct 06 -- Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Oct 07 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
Oct 08 -- Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
Oct 11 -- St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
Oct 14 -- St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
Oct 15 -- Kansas City, MO @ The Midland
Oct 18 -- Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 21 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan

Pixies -- previously announced spring leg

Apr 21 -- Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
Apr 22 -- San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Open Air
Apr 23 -- Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Apr 25 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Theatre
Apr 29 -- Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
Apr 30 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 01 -- Austin, TX @ Stubbs
May 03 -- New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
May 05 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 06 -- Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre
May 07 -- Columbus, OH @ Express Live Amphitheatre
May 09 -- Richmond, VA @ The National
May 11 -- Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
May 12 -- Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 14 -- Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live (*new date)
May 16 -- Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 19 -- Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 20 -- Boston, MA @ House of Blues
May 21 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise
May 23 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
May 24 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 26 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

Published February 21st, 2017


Marc Almond returns with a new collection titled The Hits And Pieces - The Best of Marc Almond and Soft Cell on March 10th. The set features classics along with one very-soon-to-be megahit -- the utterly buoyant 60s throwback "A Kind Of Love."

The sensational video for "A Kind Of Love" debuted this week. Directed by Tim Pope (mastermind behind Soft Cell's classic 80s videos), the video stars Almond along with some very intriguing people. And the true highlight: a guest appearance from The The's (mustached!) Matt Johnson

View the awesomeness below.

The Hits And Pieces - The Best of Marc Almond and Soft Cell

01. Tainted Love
02. Bedsitter
03. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (7" single version)
04. Torch (7" single version)
05. What?
06. I Feel Love
07. Stories Of Johnny
08. Tears Run Rings
09. Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart
10. A Lover Spurned
11. Jacky
12. My Hand Over My Heart
13. The Days Of Pearly Spencer
14. What Makes A Man (live)
15. Adored And Exploited (7" edit)
16. The Idol (Pt 1)
17. Child Star
18. Scar
19. A Kind Of Love (radio edit)

Published February 19th, 2017

8 am hour:

Morrissey "Everyday Is Like Sunday"
Roxy Music "Both Ends Burning"
The Clash "Brand New Cadillac"
The Smithereens "Blood & Roses"
Concrete Blonde "Everybody Knows"
Porno For Pyros "Pets"
Cornershop "Brimful Of Asha"
Pavement "Cut Your Hair"
Nirvana "Sliver"
Tragically Hip "Locked In The Trunk Of A Car"
Simple Minds "Love Song"
The Police "Spirits In The Material World"
The Stranglers "Always The Sun"
Billy Idol "Rebel Yell"

9 am hour:

Talking Heads "Cities"
The The "This Is The Day"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Happy House"
Throwing Muses "Bright Yellow Gun"
Sugar "If I Can't Change Your Mind"
R.E.M. "Pop Song 89"
English Beat "Best Friend"
De La Soul "Eye Know"
Prodigy "Breathe"
The Orb "Toxygene"
U2 "Red Hill Mining Town"
The Replacements "I Will Dare"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Lips Like Sugar"

10 am hour:

The Verve "Lucky Man"
The Stone Roses "She Bangs The Drums"
Lush "For Love"
The Damned "Neat Neat Neat"
The Ramones "Beat On The Brat"
Soundgarden "Room A Thousand Years Wide"
Beck "The New Pollution"
Psychedelic Furs "Sister Europe"
Erasure "Sometimes"
Depeche Mode "Policy Of Truth"
Lemonheads "Into Your Arms"
Brian Jonestown Massacre "Oh Lord"
Oasis "Supersonic"
Counting Crows "Sullivan Street"

11 am hour:

Bob Marley "Three Little Birds"
Matthew Sweet "Girlfriend"
Veruca Salt "Volcano Girls"
Rancid "Ruby Soho"
Butthole Surfers "Hey"
The Cure "Primary"
Sex Pistols "Holidays In The Sun"
Pixies "Gigantic"
Icicle Works "Understanding Jane"
The Clash "Rock The Casbah"
The Jesus & Mary Chain "The Hardest Walk"
Inspiral Carpets "Commercial Rain"
Ministry "The Nature Of Love"

Published February 19th, 2017


A new version of U2's "Red Hill Mining Town" will be released later this year in celebration of the band's 30th anniversary. Bono broke the news in a new interview with Mojo magazine, revealing that U2 went into the studio with Steve Lillywhite to remix the classic track. The new mix will include newly recorded vocals by Bono as well as brass by the Arklow Silver Band, which was recorded for the original, but buried in the mix.

No word on when the new version of "Red Hill Mining Town" will be released, however since U2 is full on celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree, it'll most likely appear on an anniversary edition of the Joshua Tree. Read the report here.

U2 hit the road later this year for The Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour. Dates for the North American leg are posted below:

U2 - The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour

May 12 -- Vancouver, BC @ BC Place Stadium
May 14 -- Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
May 17 -- San Francisco, CA @ Levi's Stadium
May 20 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
May 21 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
May 24 -- Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
May 26 -- Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
Jun 03 -- Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Jun 04 -- Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Jun 07 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
BONNAROO -- Manchester, TN -- (6/8 - 6/10)
Jun 11 -- Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
Jun 14 -- Tampa, FL @ Raymond James Stadium
Jun 18 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
Jun 20 -- Washington, DC @ FedEx Field
Jun 23 -- Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
Jun 25 -- Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Jun 28 -- East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Jun 29 -- East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Jul 01 -- Cleveland, OH @ First Energy

Published February 18th, 2017


The Chameleons appeared on German TV on June 25, 1984 to "perform" their Script of the Bridge classic "Don't Fall." Enjoy the lip-synch action complete with f-bomb.

Published February 16th, 2017

Midnight Oil return this spring with three archival boxsets and their first world tour in over two decades. The band determined that in today's global political climate it was necessary for them to get back in the game. From their website:

"Their music makes you feel. Their lyrics make you think. And the combined impact live onstage is nothing less than a call to action."

Three unique Midnight Oil boxsets -- The Vinyl Collection, The Full Tank, and The Over Flow Tank -- arrive May 5th:

*The Vinyl Collection: A remastered vinyl edition of the band's 11 studio albums along with two 12" EPs pressed on 180 gm vinyl.

*The Full Tank: The CD version of all of the material found in The Vinyl Collection, plus collects all the band's music videos on a DVD titled 40,000 Watt RSL, and is housed in a miniature replica water tank.

*The Over Flow Tank: Over 14 hours of Midnight Oil material on 4 CDs and 8 DVDs. The audio portion includes unreleased studio material, b-sides, rarities, and live recordings; the DVD portion includes several live concerts and films, including the band's MTV Unplugged performance. The Over Flow Tank also is housed in a miniature replica water tank.

The boxsets are available separately or as bundles and will be released May 5th. Check out all the details and options here.

The Great Circle 2017 tour features the legendary Australian band's classic line-up and includes 13 dates in North America. Pre-sales/ticket onsale dates vary. View the tour itinerary below and head here for all the vital on-sale details.

Midnight Oil -- North American tour

May 06 -- Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
May 09 -- Silver Springs, MD @ The Filmore
May 11 -- Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
May 13 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
May 16 -- Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
May 18 -- Chicago, IL @ The Vic
May 20 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 23 -- Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
May 25 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
May 27 -- Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
May 29 -- Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
May 31 -- Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
Jun 02 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

Published February 16th, 2017

Fujiya & Miyagi announced details for their sixth studio album. The self-titled release compiles all the synthtastic material released on their recent limited edition EPs (EP1 & EP2), along with three brand new songs. The three new tracks will also be released separately on EP3, the final EP in the series. Both the album and EP3 arrive on April 7th and are available to pre-order here.

Stream the new single "Solitaire" from the LP/EP3 and view the tracklistings below:


1. Solitaire
2. Synthetic Symphonies
3. Impossible Ojects of Desire

Fujiya & Miyagi

01. Magnesium Flares
02. Serotonin Rushes
03. Solitaire
04. To The Last Beat of My Heart
05. Extended Dance Mix
06. Outstripping (The Speed of Light)
07. Swoon
08. Freudian Slips
09. Impossible Objects of Desire
10. Synthetic Symphonies
11. R.S.I.

From EP1 (jam it out loud):

Published February 16th, 2017