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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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Monday, November 30, 2009

Mr. T (yes, that Mr. T) sez "Table the Label!!!" Definitely a WTF moment...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Morrissey and Paul McCartney's daughter Stella are collaborating on a line of vegan (leather free) shoes. Stella told the Daily Mail, "We are still in the early stages but the shoes could be launched next year."

Here's a link to the story via the Daily Mail. Be sure to scroll down the page past the tawdry gossip article on Chris Martin and Gwyenth Paltrow's marriage to read the shoe story.
Elizabeth Fraser from the Cocteau Twins granted a rare interview to the Guardian. In the interview, Fraser talks about the Cocteau's split, why she pulled out of the band's anticipated Coachella reunion, her relationship with bandmate Robin Guthrie, Jeff Buckley's death, and more. Read the lengthy interview here.

Fraser is set to release her solo single, "Moses" tomorrow in the U.K., and it looks like it will be available as an import vinyl single on December 15th. Check out a sample of the single here.
Jon Stevens, who briefly fronted INXS after Michael Hutchence's death, recently underwent open heart surgery after finding out one of his arteries was 99% blocked. Read about his ordeal (and see a picture of his scar from the surgery) here.
The autumn and winter collection from Pretty Green, Liam Gallagher's clothing line, is now available. Check it out here.
The Dandy Warhols have recorded the Christmas classic, "Little Drummer Boy." The band is offering a free mp3 download of the song here.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Massive Attack will release a new cd in February. The band's fifth album, Heligoland, will drop February 8th. This is welcome news to Massive Attack fans considering the band's last proper cd came out in 2003. Heligoland features vocals from Horace Andy, Damon Albarn, and Hope Sandoval among others. Check out the band's official website for the cd's tracklisting and cover art.

If you can't wait until February, visit Amazon.com or itunes to grab the album's first single, "Splitting the Atom."

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Stooges will be playing their 1973's classic Raw Power in its entirety next year at a festival in New York. The All Tomorrow's Parties festival will run Labor Day weekend (September 3-5) and will also feature Mudhoney, the Scientists and more. Tickets for the ATP party are on sale now.
The Pixies will appear on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this Tuesday night. The band promised to play "Debaser" as the first song. The show plans to televise a second song from the Pixies, and the band has agree to allow fans to choose the second song. Read more about that here, and don't forget to tune in Tuesday to check it out.
Messiah "Temple of Dreams" was a huge Club X song back in the day. I played it this morning on Time Warp, and due to popular demand, here's the video:

XTC's alter ego, Dukes of Stratosphear, will release a career-encompassing limited edition boxset in December. The Complete And Utter Dukes will include the band's two releases (the 1985 ep, 25 O'Clock, the full length 1987 disc Psonic Psunspot) both on vinyl and cd, plus a 7 inch of Andy Patridge's "Tin Toy Clockwork Train", and Colin Moulding's demo of "the Affiliated" Besides the music, you also get a special 500 piece jigsaw puzzle and "play notes" which can be redeemed for a Dukes of Stratosphear t-shirt. For more info and to see the contents of the boxset click here. The collection will be available December 8th but you can order it now here or here.
A new Bryan Ferry CD/DVD collection, Best of Bryan Ferry, will be released in the U.K. on Monday. The cd features 19 singles and 2 bonus tracks (an alternate piano version of "A Fool For You" and a cover of the Drifters/Dusty Springfield song, "I Don't Want to Go On Without You"), while the dvd* compiles Ferry's promo videos, television performances and more. The collection will be available as an import--most online retailers will carry it starting December 1st.

*not all import DVDs will play on North American DVD players. You may want to check your DVD player before ordering to see if it is compatible.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Check out Pearl Jam's latest single, "Just Breathe."

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Kraftwerk will celebrate the 35th anniversary of Autobahn by releasing an 8-cd boxset, The Catalogue, on November 23rd. The boxset features 8 newly remastered cds from Kraftwerk: Autobahn, Radioactivity, Trans Europe Express, the Man Machine, Computer World, Techno Pop, the Mix, and Tour De France. Read more about the release and preorder here.
Morrissey cut short a show last night after only two songs. Apparently someone in the crowd whizzed a bottle at him and Mozzer had enough, said "goodnight" and left the stage. The crowd was notified a few minutes later that the show was canceled and refunds would be provided. Read more about the drama here.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Pixies have kicked off their North American Doolittle tour. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Doolittle, the band is offering a free live Doolittle ep to fans. Click the link below to enjoy!









Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Dandy Warhols will be hitting the road next month for a handful of tour dates. Unfortunately they are not planning on stopping in the D. Check out the dates here.