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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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Friday, September 21, 2018

A new book about Joy Division will be released in the spring. This Searing Light, The Sun, And Everything Else: Joy Division - The Oral History by Jon Savage features interviews from key players such as Tony Wilson, Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Peter Saville, Deborah Curtis, Rob Gretton, and many more. Much of the content from the 400 page book was obtained from interviews conducted for the 2007 documentary Joy Division, but never made it into the film.

This Searing Light, The Sun, And Everything Else: Joy Division - The Oral History will be released March 7th in the U.K. and will be available in North America in April. Pre-order here.

Published September 21st, 2018

Alien Sex Fiend return with a new album titled Possessed on November 9th. The legendary band's first record since 2010's Death Trip will be preceded by a song titled "Shit's Coming Down," which is set to premiere soon. Possessed will be released through Cherry Red on CD and as a double LP; each format will have exclusive material. The LP will include 14 tracks; five are exclusive mixes. The CD has 12 tracks; 3 mixes are exclusive. Check out the pre-order options: 2LP, CD.

Alien Sex Fiend are also releasing a digital only EP early next year. Details and tracklisting have not been announced yet.

Published September 21st, 2018

The Cure will continue to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2019 and are planning on playing festivals next year. Robert Smith announced that The Cure will play "over 20" festivals next year, though these engagements will mostly be headlining slots as part of 2019's European festival circuit.

Dates have not been announced but you can view Robert ALL-CAPS Smith's announcement below.

Smith revealed earlier this year that The Cure would play gigs in 2019 as part of their 40th anniversary, and also offered up the possibility of playing other special shows in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Disintegration. We'll see.

Published September 21st, 2018

R.E.M. have shared another track from their forthcoming collection R.E.M. At The BBC. The performance of "Orange Crush" was captured live October 15th, 2003 for the Mark and Lard show on BBC Radio 1. Check it out below:

R.E.M. At The BBC will be released October 19th. Preorder here.

Note: the beginning of the video erroneously states the performance is from 1993, but it was actually 2003.

Published September 21st, 2018

A Chris Cornell career retrospective will be released on November 16th. Chris Cornell includes choice selections from Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave, and Cornell's solo work along with previously unreleased material. Several editions are available: the standard version features 17 tracks (2 previously unreleased) on 1 CD or 2LP; a 4CD expanded set with 11 previously unreleased songs and a full disc of live material; the super deluxe version is a 4CD/7LP/1DVD set with 11 previously unreleased audio tracks and 2 previously unreleased videos, plus a 66 page hardcover book.

Stream the previously unreleased track "When Bad Does Good" below and view all the pre-order options here.

Chris Cornell - tracklist standard version

01. Loud Love
02. Outshined
03. Hunger Strike
04. Seasons
05. Black Hole Sun
06. Can't Change Me
07. Like A Stone
08. Be Yourself
09. You Know My Name
10. Billie Jean
11. Long Gone (rock version)
12. Call Me A Dog (live acoustic)
13. Been Away Too Long
14. Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
15. Nothing Compares 2 U (live)(previously unreleased)
16. The Promise
17. When Bad Does Good (previously unreleased)

Published September 21st, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Morrissey announced three new shows in California which take place this autumn prior to a pair of previously announced dates in Mexico. Moz is poised to announce even more dates soon - including his grand return to Canada. Moz has been boycotting Canada for years "in protest against the barbaric slaughter of over 350,000 baby seal" (aka the annual Seal Hunt).  The legend issued a statement today regarding his boycott reversal, which paves the way for the likely imminent tour announcement. Stay tuned.

Tickets for the new shows in California go on sale September 21st.

UPDATE (9/21): Morrissey has also confirmed he'll play November 1st in Los Angeles.

Morrissey - North American tour

Oct 31 -- Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
Nov 01 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
Nov 03 -- Long Beach, CA @ Tropicalia Festival
Nov 10 -- San Diego, CA @ Copley Symphony Hall
Nov 22 -- Mexico City, MX @ Auditorio Nacional
Nov 23 -- Mexico City, MX @ Auditorio Nacional

Published September 20th, 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Noel Gallagher is releasing his first ever book titled Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don't Know Where We're Going).

As you might guess from the cover art, the 224 page book tells the story of Gallagher's 72 date world tour behind his latest album Who Built The Moon? The tour memoir documents "every step" of the tour with anecdotes, exclusive backstage photos, interviews, and more.

Any Road Will Get Us There (If We Don't Know Where We're Going) is out on November 1st. A physical domestic release has not been announced but digital copies are available here and import hardcover copies are available here.

Watch professionally shot footage of Noel Gallagher's July 18th show at the O2 in Manchester below.

Published September 19th, 2018

Teenage Fanclub return to North America in February. The tour brings them to Detroit's El Club on March 7th. Tickets for all of the dates on the tour go on sale this Friday, September 21st at 10am local time. View the tour itinerary below.

Teenage Fanclub reissued their classic albums Bandwagonesque, Thirteen, Grand Prix, Songs From Northern Britain, and Howdy on vinyl in August. Head here to order.

Teenage Fanclub - North American tour

Feb 22 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Feb 23 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Feb 25 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Feb 26 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom
Feb 27 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram Ballroom
Mar 02 -- Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Mar 04 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Mar 05 -- Madison, WI @ Majestic Theater
Mar 06 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Mar 07 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Mar 08 -- Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mar 09 -- Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
Mar 11 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Theatre
Mar 13 -- New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
Mar 14 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Mar 15 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Mar 16 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Mar 18 -- Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom

Published September 19th, 2018

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Great news: Industrial Accident - The Story of Wax Trax has a Michigan screening later this month. The screening takes place Saturday, September 29th as part of the 2018 Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival in Bay City. Tickets are available to purchase here.

The film chronicles how Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher launched the legendary record store and turned it into the iconic industrial record label that was home to acts such as Ministry, Front 242, Revolting Cocks, KMFDM, Die Warzau, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult and so many more.

Industrial Accident has screened at various film festivals across the world but is not available for a DVD release yet due to licensing/financial issues. Read more about that here.

Published September 18th, 2018

J Mascis returns with his new album Elastic Days on November 9th. Mascis premiered "See You At The Movies" a few weeks ago and now he's shared another track titled "Everything She Said." Check it out below and view the pre-order options from the album here.

J Mascis - solo tour

Nov 07 -- Vancouver, BC @ Imperial
Nov 08 -- Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Nov 09 -- Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Nov 10 -- Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House Of Music
Nov 14 -- San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Nov 15 -- San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
Nov 16 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room
Nov 17 -- Denver, CO @ Ophelia's Electric Soapbox
Nov 18 -- Fort Collins, CO @ Washington's
Nov 20 -- Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Nov 21 -- Chicago, IL @ City Winery
Nov 27 -- Atlanta, GA @ City Winery
Nov 28 -- Nashville, TN @ City Winery
Nov 29 -- Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Nov 30 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Dec 01 -- Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall
Dec 04 -- Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Dec 05 -- Washington, DC @ City Winery
Dec 07 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
Dec 08 -- New York, NY @ Public Arts
Dec 09 -- Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
Dec 12 -- Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
Dec 13 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Dec 14 -- Northampton, MA @ Academy Of Music
Dec 15 -- Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall

Published September 18th, 2018

London post-punk band White Lies have announced their new studio album Five will be released February 1st. The new album follows the release of 2016's Friends and includes 10 songs. Along with the album announcement White Lies shared the sprawling first single "Time To Give" and opened up pre-orders for the record. Check out the single below and view pre-order options here.

Published September 18th, 2018