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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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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The House Of Love's brilliant and timeless debut single "Shine On" is being reissued as a limited edition 7" on November 29th. The single was originally released in 1987 and despite its brilliance failed to impact the music charts. A new version was later recorded and issued on the band's second album The House Of Love (aka The Butterfly Album) in 1990; by that point The House Of Love had established themselves as a successful band and the re-recorded version turned out to be one of the band's biggest hits.

The original 1987 version has never been reissued/repressed until now and will be backed by the tracks that appeared on the original 12" ("Love" and "Flow"). The single, which is part of the Optic Seven 2.0 reissue series, has been pressed on colored vinyl and is limited to 1000 copies. Pre-order here.

"Shine On" (1987)

"Shine On" (1990)

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Classic Alternative - Episode #130: Escalations

A two hour hosted mix of classics and cult classics from the heyday of Classic Alternative.

This week's show features music from The Stooges, The Verve, Ministry, Bauhaus, R.E.M., Siouxsie And The Banshees, New Order, and more.

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

Ned's Atomic Dustbin have announced the release of an album titled Ned's Acoustic Dustbin. The album was recorded over four days and includes acoustic versions of 14 tracks from their catalog over the insistence of Miles Hunt of the Wonderstuff. Ned's Acoustic Dustbin will be released December 13th and is available to pre-order here.

Ned's Acoustic Dustbin tracklist

All I Ask Of Myself Is That I Hold It Together
Capital Letters
Cut Up
Grey Cell Green
Leg-End In His Own Boots
Song 11 Could Take Forever
To Be Right
You Don’t Want to do That
23hr Toothache

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Just a reminder on this -- the premiere is this Friday, November 8th!

New Order's 2018 documentary New Order: Decades premieres on Showtime this Friday, November 8th at 7:30pm (television) and also streaming/on-demand. Head here for more info.

New Order: Decades is a feature length film chronicling the unique and unprecedented series of wall-of-synth shows at the Manchester International Festival. The shows took place in 2017 and featured New Order performing a life-affirming set of iconic songs backed by a 12 piece synthesizer ensemble from the Royal Northern College Of Music with orchestrations conducted by Joe Duddell and stunning visuals provided by Liam Gillick.

The film is more than a concert film, it's a celebration of New Order, their music, and their aesthetic. The documentary explores the initial concept, production, and technical aspects of the MIF shows and includes commentary from New Order, Liam Gillick, and Peter Saville.  New Order: Decades is a rare glimpse into the creative and technical strategy of this massive undertaking, plus also showcases performance footage from these extraordinary wall-of-synth concerts.

New Order: Decades was directed by Mike Christie and premiered last September on Sky Arts. Read more about the film here and watch the trailer below.

New Order's live album ∑(No,12k,Lg,17Mif) New Order + Liam Gillick: So It Goes was captured during the MIF shows and was released on vinyl, CD, and digital album download over the summer.

Published November 5th, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019

Last night Bauhaus reunited and returned to the stage for their first live show in 13 years. Original members Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, Kevin Haskins, and David J performed a fifteen song set -- followed by a four song encore -- at their sold out show at the Hollywood Palladium. Tonight they'll return for their second show, followed by the third and final show December 1st.

Video is available to view below courtesy of J.P. Story.


Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores
Double Dare
In The Flat Field
A God In An Alcove
In Fear Of Fear
Spy In The Cab
Terror Couple Kill Colonel
Swing The Heartache
She's In Parties
Bela Lugosi's Dead
Kick In The Eye
The Man With The X-Ray Eyes
Stigmata Martyr
Silent Hedges
Dark Entries
The Three Shadows Part II
Sister Midnight
Telegram Sam
Ziggy Stardust