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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, June 29, 2011

Primal Scream's cd Screamadelica is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. You can watch a documentary on the making of the classic cd below.

Classic Albums - Screamadelica (Primal Scream) from dc85 on Vimeo.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Bjork's new cd/multimedia project Biophilia will drop later this year. Apparently we now know why Bjork has been tweeting pictures of crystals over the past couple of days. Her new single, "Crystalline" is posted below, and the single will be officially released on June 30th.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Before there was Nirvana, there was Mudhoney! A documentary on the band Mudhoney, I'm Now, is in the works and is expected to be screened late this summer or early fall. No dates have been set yet, but you can check out two short trailers for the film below. Visit the documentary's official website here, and here's the production company's official site.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Trent Reznor has been working on a miniseries based on the Nine Inch Nails cd titled Year Zero. The 2007 concept cd was written while Reznor was on the road supporting With Teeth. The miniseries will reportedly be a continuation of Reznor's sci-fi vision of the year 2022. The Hollywood Reporter just revealed Jim Uhls, who worked on Fight Club, will be writing the screenplay for the project, which is currently being developed by HBO & BBC.
Morrissey played Glastonbury today and pulled out some classics from the Smiths!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

If you missed Beady Eye's Live on Letterman performance, not to worry, you can watch it on demand right here. The concert lasted around 45 minutes and they played most of the songs from their debut cd, Different Gear Still Speeding.
Shirley Manson from Garbage has posted a short update of sorts on her Facebook page. The note reads:

Worry not my darkling dears

The good news is that everything that went wrong

led me here to this point in time.

The band is still together, as one.

And the new record is really good I think.

And everything is shaping up as it should.

We are enjoying the process.

There is no stress.

No ghastly expectations.

Everything feels right and as it should be.

We are enjoying playing music together.

Emphasis on the word PLAY.

Can't ask for more than that!??!?!?!?

All is well in the kingdom of Garbage.

And that is a fact.

This September marks the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's legendary cd, Nevermind. In celebration of this important milestone, a special deluxe edition is set to be released. The 4 CD/1 DVD set will include previously unreleased recordings, rarities, b-sides, and more while the DVD will feature an unreleased concert. The deluxe edition of Nevermind will drop September 19th. Nevermind was originally released September 24th, 1991.
Beady Eye is set to play a full concert/live webcast for Live on Letterman tonight. You can watch the entire concert right here at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Then tonight you can check out the band on Letterman.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Erasure is set to release a new cd and hit the road in the coming months. The new disc is titled Tomorrow's World and an official release date is still to be announced, though the band confirms it will be out this fall. The band's 25 date North American tour kicks off August 31st in Tampa, and of course there's no Detroit date (boo, hiss) however you can check out the itinerary here.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Robert Smith from the Cure has posted a collection of songs titled "Reflections" on Soundcloud. According to Smith, these were songs he (and presumably the band) listened to while on the road driving around in a van back in the day. The collection features songs from Elvis Costello, the Buzzcocks, Van Morrison and more. Listen to it here.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Noel Gallagher is getting married to his long time girlfriend Sara MacDonald today. As expected, Liam Gallagher will not be attending the gala since he's stateside playing a few gigs with Beady Eye. Liam, however, alleges that he was not even invited to the wedding.

If you're a fan of Oasis, Beady Eye or the Gallagher brothers, why not check out a pretty lengthy interview with Beady Eye in the Chicago Sun Times here. Liam discussed Oasis, the infamous fight that split the band, and the future. I particularly enjoyed the comments Liam made about Oprah: "what's this about Oprah retiring? She needs to stay on it. She needs the (vitamin) B-12."

And of course, we wish Noel Gallagher the best on his impending nuptials.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Apparently the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the Commercial Felony Streaming Act and now the full Senate will consider this. The Act appears to be targeting sites that stream films, however music sites and music blogs that stream illegally won't be immune if the act passes.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Morrissey debuted three new songs on Janice Long's show on BBC Radio. Check out "Action is My Middle Name" "the Kid's a Looker" and "People Are the Same Everywhere" below. No word on when we'll hear the full length new record, which features 10 new songs. Morrissey said the cd is finished but he doesn't have a record deal at the moment, so stay tuned.

Morrissey - Action Is My Middle Name (BBC Session) by TheNJUnderground

Morrissey - The Kid's a Looker (BBC Session) by TheNJUnderground

Morrissey - People Are The Same Everywhere (BBC Session) by TheNJUnderground

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Noel Gallagher is getting ready to marry his long time girlfriend Sara MacDonald this Saturday. Noel recently revealed that he would like brother Liam to attend. While Liam hasn't exactly announced that he won't be attending, it sure looks like he'll be busy with Beady Eye's debut North American tour come this Saturday.

If you're into Beady Eye, don't forget the band will be playing Letterman next Wednesday (6/22). After they tape their late night performance that afternoon, they'll play a full set for Live on Letterman, which will actually air live at 5pm ET/8pm PT on CBS.com. The live set will also be available on demand via Vevo and the CBS online network.

Monday, June 13, 2011

I've been listening to a lot of Depeche Mode lately. Last week I checked out the band's new remix collection, Remixes 2 81-11. On disc #3 of the set is Royksopp's remix of the song "Puppets" and when I heard it I had forgotten how much I loved that song. I hunted down the original version of "Puppets" on the band's debut cd Speak & Spell and I've been listening to that cd over the past couple of days. The cd indeed sounds dated--it came out in 1981 and featured songwriting by Vince Clarke (who left the band after the cd's release to start up Yaz with Alison Moyet).

I thought it would be fun to post the band's official video for their debut single, "Dreaming of Me" so I scoured YouTube to find it. I didn't find it, but I did stumble upon the gem I posted below. It's live footage of Depeche Mode performing "Dreaming of Me" circa 1981. The audio isn't the best, but it's sooooooo awesome to see the young whippersnappers perform. Oh, and the reel to reel player behind David Gahan is a nice touch.

Sweden's the Radio Dept will reissue their 2003 debut Lesser Matters on vinyl on June 21st. Vinylphiles, this release is brilliant! And if you're not into vinyl, why not check out the digital or cd version of the cd.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

It looks like the streaming music service Spotify is going to launch in the United States. The company has been operating overseas for a couple of years and now it appears to be coming our way. Spotify is different from Amazon's cloud and the soon-to-launch Apple service (iCloud) because with Spotify you get to stream music you don't already own. Reportedly Spotify has not yet struck deals with all the major label, but allegedly are in talks with all the labels. Read all about it here.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The new Depeche Mode collection is out now. If you're into remixes, it's definitely for you, and I'd recommend you check out the 3-disc version. If you're not so much into fat beats, maybe sit this one out, or perhaps check out the single disc version. Remixes 2: 81-11 is out now. You can also watch the video for the 2011 version of "Personal Jesus" below:

Monday, June 6, 2011

Peter Murphy's new cd, Ninth, drops tomorrow. The cd is streaming via Amazon, plus they're giving away a free download of the song, "I Spit Roses" so click here to get in on it.