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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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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Morrissey has written a piece slamming on British Prime Minister David Cameron. Read it all...it's nice and snarky (everything you've come to expect from Mozzer).

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Soundgarden has teamed up with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock for the release of the Soundgarden's collection Telephantasm. Telephantasm is available bundled with copies of Guitar Hero this week. The collection will be available as a single cd (on its own without being tethered to Guitar Hero) starting October 5th. Read about the partnership and how Soundgarden was able to attain platinum status without selling a single copy of their collection here.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A new cd from Killing Joke, Absolute Dissent, will be released September 27th. Check out "the Raven King" below.

The Radio Dept is offering a free download of their song, "the New Improved Hypocrisy." The song is available via the Labrador website here. The Radio Dept is expected to release an EP in November titled Never Follow Suit.
It looks like new music from Radiohead is on the way, but according to bassist Colin Greenwood, the band is still deciding on how to release it. Read Greenwood's essay on the music industry and technology here.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Sex Pistols are launching a perfume line this Friday. The fragrance concocted by Etat Libre d'Orange is expected to be available at New York's Henri Bendel, thefragranceshop.com, and other fine retailers.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Crocodiles will release a new cd, Sleep Forever, on September 14th. In the meantime, the band is giving away a free 4-track ep titled Fires of Comparison. The ep (unlike the upcoming full length cd) is mostly instrumental--according to the band's press release, "both boys contracted strep throat from sharing a pipe with a hobo in Sand Diego's Preside Park, hence the lack of vocals." Nice.
Check out the trailer for the Social Network--the upcoming film about Facebook. The film is an adaptation of the 2009 book, the Accidental Billionaires. The Social Network opens October 1st.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Soundgarden are the cover boys for the latest issue of Spin magazine. You can check out excerpts from their cover story on spin.com now.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Soundgarden will be headlining Lollapalooza tonight. A few days ago the band ripped it up at the Vic Theater in Chicago. Check out some of the fan-filmed footage from the show below:

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Spiritualized played a one-off show at Radio City Music Hall this past Friday night. The band played the 1997 cd, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space, backed by an orchestra and a choir. Below is fan-captured video from the show:

Click here to read Vanity Fair's interview with Jason Pierce.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Malcolm McClaren, infamous manager of the Sex Pistols and major player in the British punk scene, died today at the age of 64.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Alex Chilton died March 17th from a suspected heart attack. Chilton's band, Big Star, was set to play the South by Southwest Music festival in Austin this weekend. Mike Mills (from REM) will join the surviving band members onstage for a Chilton tribute/memorial tonight in Austin. Chilton was 59 years old.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mark Linkous from Sparklehorse committed suicide yesterday. His death has been confirmed by his family. Read the Rolling Stone report here.

Here's a link to listen to the stream of Dark Night of the Soul project (Sparklehorse, Danger Mouse, and David Lynch). The project was not released officially due to label issues, however there are plans to release it later this year.

Check out Sparklehorse's "Piano Fire" below:

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Soundgarden is giving away a free download of a live version of "Spoonman" recorded in San Diego in 1996.

In more Soundgarden news, a special orange-colored vinyl 7 inch single will be available on Record Store Day (April 17th). The release features the reissue of "Hunted Down" and "Nothing to Say." Click here to find a list of participating independent record stores.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wedding Present will be making a rare appearance this April at Crofoot. The band will be performing their cd, Bizarro, in its entirety April 15th. Grab tickets now.

Speaking of Crofoot shows, don't miss French act Nouvelle Vague on January 28th. NV covers all sorts of cool songs from the 80's--stuff from the Smiths, the Cure, the Clash, Yaz, Joy Division, New Order, etc. Should be a fun time...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Dannie Flesher, cofounder of WaxTrax Records died last Sunday at the age of 58. Click here for more details.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A biopic on Ian Dury, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, is in the works. Here's the trailer:

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's official. Soundgarden is back!