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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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Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark have announced dates for a North American tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album The Punishment Of Luxury. As they promised this summer, they'll perform in Europe/U.K. this autumn and will head to the U.S. tour in 2018. The tour includes a stop at the Majestic Theatre in Detroit on March 14th. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Wednesday, September 20th) at 10am.

OMD also announced they'll release a limited edition 12" of their latest single "What Have We Done" featuring the single along with an extended mix of the track and exclusive b-side titled "Ha Ha Ha." The release is limited to 1000 copies worldwide and is available to pre-order here. Stream the extended mix of "What Have We Done" below.

OMD - North American tour

Mar 06 -- Washington D.C. @ Black Cat
Mar 07 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of The Living Arts
Mar 09 -- Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
Mar 10 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Mar 12 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Mar 14 -- Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Mar 16 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Mar 17 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Northern Lights Theatre
Mar 18 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Mar 20 -- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Mar 21 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Mar 23 -- Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore Ballroom
Mar 24 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox/The Market
Mar 25 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Mar 27 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Mar 29 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern Theatre
Mar 30 -- Anaheim, CA @ The House Of Blues
Mar 31 -- San Diego, CA @ The House of Blues
Apr 02 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Apr 05 -- Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
Apr 06 -- Austin, TX @ Emos
Apr 07 -- Houston, TX @ House OF Blues
Apr 09 -- New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre
Apr 10 -- Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
Apr 12 -- Orlando, FL @ The Beacham
Apr 13 -- St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
Apr 14 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

Published September 19th, 2017

Morrissey premiered a new song and unveiled the tracklisting for his new album Low In High School. "Spent The Day In Bed" is the catchy and surprising synthy first single from the legend which recommends the listener to "stop watching the news" and chants "no bus, no boss, no rain, no train, no emasculation, no castration, no highway, freeway, motorway..." Stream the groovy new single below or over on Spotify.

Low In High School arrives November 17th and is available to pre-order through Morrissey's official webstore. The U.K. emporium is offering several bundles and various vinyl editions: clear vinyl (standard), white (Japanese edition), orange (Spanish edition), and blue (French edition). Check out pre-order options here and view the tracklisting for the album below.

UPDATE: Morrissey tweeted out state abbreviations yesterday and is now confirming the cities for his North American tour (dates/venues still TBA):

New York
Washington DC
Salt Lake City
San Francisco
St. Louis
Los Angeles
Pasó Robles, CA
Portland, OR

Morrissey - Low In High School tracklisting

01. My Love, I'd Do Anything For You
02. I Wish You Lonely
03. Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up On Stage
04. Home Is A Question Mark
05. Spent The Day In Bed
06. I Bury The Living
07. In Your Lap
08. The Girl From Tel-Aviv Who Wouldn't Kneel
09. All The Young People Must Fall In Love
10. When You Open Your Legs
11. Who Will Protect Us From The Police
12. Israel

Published September 19th, 2017


Kick off the new week with another previously unreleased live song from The Smiths' archives in anticipation of the expanded reissues of The Queen Is Dead. Today The Smiths shared "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side," recorded live in London, Ontario in June 1986. Like the previous five installments in the series, it will not be included on the newly expanded editions of The Queen Is Dead. Stream below or on Spotify.

Fans are encouraged to post memories of The Queen Is Dead and/or The Smiths on social media with a fitting hashtag (for example, #TQID2017) for inclusion on The Queen Is Dead official tribute site. View the page here.

The Queen Is Dead will be reissued as a 2CD, 5LP, and 3CD/1DVD box on October 20th with previously unreleased material. The material (original, demos, and previously unreleased material) included on these expanded editions was remastered by engineering guru Bill Inglot who worked with the Smiths previously on The Very Best Of The Smiths (Dan Hersch also contributed to that 2001 compilation).

All three editions of The Queen Is Dead are available to pre-order through Amazon. 2CD, 3CD/1DVD, 5LP

Published September 18th, 2017


Presenting Classic Alternative - Episode #24: Mystical Drone Of The Titans

Rock it old school with a new episode of Time Warp online. This week's show includes music from Cocteau Twins, Afghan Whigs, Sex Pistols, The Damned, New Order, The The, Dinosaur Jr., The Chameleons, Björk, Hüsker Dü, and Wire.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.

Music news stories from the past week:

R.I.P. Grant Hart - Hüsker Dü drummer/songwriter
Sex Pistols mark 40th anniversary with 1977: The Bollocks Diaries
The The announce Radio Cineola Trilogy Boxset
Morrissey launches official website & Twitter
A Certain Ratio announce reissue series
The Damned tap Tony Visconti for new studio LP
Modern English announce tour; play Detroit
R.E.M. announce 25th anniversary expanded Automatic For The People
Radiohead share video for rarity "Lift"
The Smiths share "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side"
Gary Numan premieres "When The World Falls Apart"
The Jesus and Mary Chain pro-shot concert

Published September 17th, 2017


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