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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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Sunday, July 31, 2011

David J from Love & Rockets (and of course Bauhaus) is going to release a new cd this fall. The cd is titled Not Long For This World, and it's set to drop October 18th. Billy Corgan actually had a hand in getting this released, for more on that click here.


Rolling Stone recently held a readers poll where fans were asked to choose their favorite U2 songs of all time. Check out the top 10 vote getting songs here. I'll go ahead and say I agree with a few of the rankings, but was wholeheartedly shocked and disappointed with the number one song chosen. But you know what they say about opinions...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Morrissey has never shied away from making controversial comments during his lengthy career. Recently he uttered a doozy of a comment about Norway at a concert in Poland. Morrissey was about to play the Smiths' classic, "Meat is Murder" but before he played the song he allegedly said:

"We all live in a murderous world as the events in Norway have shown...though that is nothing compated to what happens in McDonald's and Kentucky Fried **** every day."

Read more about the story here.
Yuck released their self-titled cd earlier this year and now they're about to hit the road for a North American tour. Don't miss Yuck at the Magic Stick on September 29th. For a look at all the tour dates, visit the band's official website.
Alan Wilder from Depeche Mode & Recoil was recently interviewed by electro zine Electricity Club. Wilder revealed his favorite Depeche Mode songs of all time (Songs of Faith & Devotion is his favorite DM album), and also discussed some of his vintage equipment that will be auctioned off in September. Read the interview here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

An all-encompassing limited editon Smiths boxset is set to drop in the fall in the U.K. The Smiths Collection includes ALL of the band's studio cds (The Smiths, Meat is Murder, the Queen is Dead, Strangeways Here We Come) remastered by Johnny Marr and FrankArkwright. The collection also features the band's live cd, Rank, as well as three other Smiths compilations (Hatful of Hollow, Louder Than Bombs, and the World Won't Listen) .

But wait, there's more--all of the band's 7 inch singles (all 25 of them) will be included, as well as a DVD featuring the band's videos. Finally, the collection comes with a download code so that you can download the catalog as a high quality mp3 (320k).

If you're interested in this collection, you can order it now--and hurry! Did I mention it's limited edition and there will only be 3000 copies available worldwide? Sure, it's expensive. But aren't the Smiths worth it??? Order here! The Smiths Collection will be released on October 3rd.
A special behind the scenes interview with Public Image Limited will air tomorrow on BBC radio. John Lydon took the interviewers on a tour of the studio where PiL has been recording a new cd. Lydon discussed the band's current lineup, recording process, and overall future of PiL. The BBC will air excerpts from the interview all day tomorrow, so be sure to check it out here. Catch up with Public Image Limited here. Bonus: I just checked out the BBC link to make sure it was working and they were playing the Stooges!
Noel Gallagher has posted some exclusive video footage on his official Facebook page. Check it out here. Meanwhile, Gallagher is gracing the cover of the September issue of Mojo and he's also guest edited the issue. Check out the cover and the contents of the issue here. The full length debut cd from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is set to drop on November 8th.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Today Spin revealed more details regarding the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's cd Nevermind. As previously mentioned, Nevermind will be reissued September 27th in a variety of formats: a single edition cd, 2 cd deluxe edition, 4 cd/1 dvd box set, and 4-LP 180 gram vinyl edition. You can read the details regarding the different versions here.
Pearl Jam has announced details regarding the release of the Pearl Jam documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty. The film is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival September 10th. On September 20th, the documentary will be shown one night only worldwide, then will play for a full week at participating theaters starting September 23rd. The theaters listed below will be taking part in the September 20th premiere:

Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor
Main Art Theater in Royal Oak
Silver City Windsor in Windsor, Ontario
Silver City London in London, Ontario
Famous Players Lambten 9 Cinemas in Sarnia, Ontario

You can click here for ticket information and to view the entire list of participating theaters in North America. The list of theaters for the week long run beginning September 23rd will be posted here soon.

After the week long showing, you'll have a chance to see Pearl Jam Twenty on the PBS American Masters Series on October 21st, and finally the film will be released on DVD on October 25th. Companion releases for Pearl Jam Twenty include the official soundtrack which drops on September 20th, and also a Pearl Jam Twenty book which will drop on September 13th.

Check out the official trailer for Pearl Jam Twenty below, and visit the official website for more information.

Pearl Jam Twenty from Pearl Jam on Vimeo.

If you missed Jane's Addiction's live 3D webcast of their New York City show last night, never fear! You can watch a ton of footage from last night's show here. To get to started watch "Whores" below. A documentary from the broadcast will be available on August 4th. The new Jane's Addiction cd, the Great Escape Artist, will drop September 27th, and the first single, "End to the Lies" is out now.

Bjork's official video for "Crystalline" premiered today. Watch below:

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Jane's Addiction concert will stream live starting at 9pm ET/6pm PT tonight! The show, Jane's Addiction Comes Alive, will be streaming live from Terminal 5 in New York City right here. You'll be able to see the concert in 3D, plus you can choose from three different camera feeds. Next month a documentary featuring the 3D concert will be available to view on the YouTube channel, so make sure to stop back on August 4th.
Nick Cave's classic song, "the Ship Song" has been reworked by a collection of musicians and opera singers as a tribute to the iconic Sydney Opera House (pictured below). To find out more about the history of the architecturally magnificent Opera House and the project itself, visit the official Ship Song Project YouTube channel. A documentary chronicling the project is also currently in production.

Watch the reworked version of "the Ship Song" and also Nick Cave's haunting original below.

Noel Gallagher's video for his single, "the Death of You & Me" premiered today! Check it out below.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

If you like Radiohead, Coldplay, or Arcade Fire, you might just dig U.K. band Films of Colour. They don't have a full cd out yet, but last year they released a couple of singles, and today they released an amazing ep titled Capital/Persinette ep on iTunes. It blows me away how great this is. Seriously cool. Check out the cover art for the ep as well as the video for "Capital" below.

It's been out of print for quite a while, but soon a pretty sweet Sonic Youth compilation will get a new lease on life. Hits Are For Squares is a collection of Sonic Youth songs compiled by musical luminaries such as Eddie Vedder, Radiohead, Beck, Flea, Mike D, the Flaming Lips, and others. You can check out the tracklisting here. Hits Are For Squares will drop August 23rd.
John Lydon's London home was recently ruined by fire. The fire was believed to be started by a malfunctioning clothes dryer. Lydon's wife was at home when the fire broke out, luckily she was able to escape unharmed. Unfortunately the Lydon's million dollar plus home wasn't insured! Read about the drama here.
MTV's old school alternative video show, 120 Minutes, is set to return to MTV2 next Saturday night. The show originally aired in the late 80's all the way through the early 2000's, and was finally axed after MTV became a reality show network. At any rate, the show will be resurrected and will air on MTV2 on the last Saturday of every month. The first episode is set to air Saturday night (well, really Sunday morning at 1am--so it's on Saturday night/Sunday morning), and will be hosted by Matt Pinfield. This Saturday's episode will feature interviews with David Grohl, Dangermouse & Daniele Luppi, Kings of Leon, PJ Harvey, Sleigh Bells, and more. 120 Minutes will also be available to view on MTV.com.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Billy Corgan was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune's Greg Kot. Corgan discussed the fall of alternative Chicago station Q101 (the station flipped formats recently), the record industry, the Smashing Pumpkins' past/present/future, and selling out (he names names, in particular, Pavement). Check out the interview/podcast here.
Noel Gallagher's video for "the Death of You & Me" is set to debut on his official website this Monday morning. This weekend Gallagher has been posting some photos from the video shoot, plus he's posted the strings and vocal parts for another new song "Everybody's On the Run." The full cd, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be released on November 8th.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds released a trailer for the band's first video, "the Death of You & Me." The full video is set to premiere on Noel's website Monday morning, and the single will be available starting August 21st. The full length self-titled cd will be released November 8th in the U.S. (it comes out October 17th in the U.K.).

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz) is heading to the Congo with a few collaborators/producers with the intent of recording a full cd in 7 days. Read about the venture here.
Garbage posted a short video proclaiming "you will never get rid of us now" and you can watch it below. Still no word on when a new cd will be released, however Butch Vig has tweeted recently that things are progressing well.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Radiohead's The King of Limbs--From the Basement is set to air on Palladia this Saturday at 9pm. Then Saturday, July 30th the broadcast will air on MTV2. From the Basement was recorded about a month ago and had been posted on YouTube. Most of the video segments of the performance were pulled off YouTube, but a few audio segments are still up there (for the time being).
Check out the trailer for "the Death of You & Me" by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The single and full video will premiere next month and the full length cd is set to drop November 8th.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Films of Colour debuted the video for "Persinette" today and you can check it out below. The song is the b-side to the band's single "Capital" which will be released next week.

Beady Eye will return to North America later this year for a tour. The full tour itinerary is available here (no Detroit date, sadly).

The guys in Beady Eye are all huge football fans and were thrilled to make a video to help promote the new uniform the
Manchester City team will sport during the 2011/2012 season. Check out the video below for a glimpse of the new shirt, before Beady Eye launches into a medley of Manchester City's anthem, "Blue Moon" and the band's latest single, "the Beat Goes On."

Primus is set to drop a new cd then hit the road for another round of touring. The band's new studio cd, Green Naugahyde, will be released September 13th. Don't miss Primus live at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on October 11th. For more info on the tour and the internet presale, visit the band's official website.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

A storm was to blame for a stage that collapsed this afternoon at the Ottawa Bluesfest in Vancouver. According to reports, Cheap Trick had been about 20 minutes into their set when the stage collapsed, leaving one injured. Luckily no one was trapped underneath the stage and organizers were able to evacuate the area. Death Cab For Cutie had been scheduled to play after Cheap Trick, however due to the nature of the situation, the rest of the evening's events have been canceled. Nick Harmer from Death Cab tweeted out a picture of the collapsed stage which you can check out here.
Rhino will be giving the entire Jesus & Mary Chain catalog the reissue treatment! The band's six studio cds will be released as expanded 2 cd/dvd sets which will come along with 32 page booklets. The cds will be reissued in stages: Psychocandy and Darklands will be released September 19th, on September 26th Automatic and Honey's Dead will drop, and finally Stoned & Dethroned and Munki wrap things up on October 3rd. Read more about the reissues here.
New Order were recently interviewed (separately) to promote the Joy Division/New Order compilation that was released in the U.K. Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, and Bernard Sumner give their own take on where it all went wrong in New Order. Read the article here.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Radiohead will release more remixes next week (and on vinyl in early August). For now, check out a stream of the remixes below, plus the band's recent Glastonbury performance of "Bloom" is available to view below:

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Spotify launched in the U.S. today. If you haven't heard of Spotify before, it's a music streaming service that offers an ad-supported free version as well as a couple of ad-free premium versions. You can check out a video showcasing some of Spotify's features below. Visit Spotify's official website to request an invite, or if you sign up for one of the premium services you can sign up without an invite now.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

City & Colour will be doing an acoustic session and chat tonight at 7pm ET/4pm PT. Check out the sessions here.
If this report in the Mirror is to be believed, Morrissey fans were patted down in an attempt to prevent fans from bringing (smuggling?) meat products into a recent Morrissey show.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Association has remixed New Order's "Your Silent Face" and you can check it out below.

YOUR SILENT FACE-NEW ORDER-ThE AsSocIaTIoN ReMix-song 201 giveaway! by ThE AsSocIaTIoN
The Lemonheads will be taking their 1992 cd It's A Shame About Ray, out on the road this fall. Evan Dando and the gang will be performing the classic cd in its entirety at the Magic Stick on October 18th. Click here to check out the full itinerary.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Portishead has announced dates for a North American tour this fall.  Check out the itinerary below and get more details at the band's official website:
October 1: Ashbury Park, NJ
October 2: Ashbury Park, NJ
October 4: NYC
October 5: NYC
October 7: Montreal
October 9: Toronto
October 10: Toronto
October 12: Chicago
October 15: Mexico
October 18: L.A.
October 21: Berkeley
October 23: Seattle
October 24: Vancouver
October 27: Denver


Morrissey fansite true-to-you.net is reporting that the Man, the Myth, the Legend got attacked by a dog in the U.K. recently! He fractured his right index finger and sustained other injuries to his hand and arm. According to reports Moz is ok and is in great spirits (not sure about the dog).  Read about the sordid tale here.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Watch Radiohead perform the King of Limbs live

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Films of Colour is set to release "Capital" on iTunes on July 25th. If you like Coldplay, Radiohead, or Arcade Fire I think you'll find this band amazing. Give a listen to the single below and catch up with the band here.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Noel Gallagher's press conference from earlier today can be viewed below:

Watch a clip from Noel Gallagher's press conference today (the full conference will be posted later on www.noelgallagher.com). In the clip below, Noel discusses the Oasis split.

Noel Gallagher has revealed details about his forthcoming debut cd. Noel's band is called Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and the cd will be self-titled: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The cd features 10 songs, including "the Death of You & Me" (song title was previously revealed by a video production company). The full cd is set to drop on October 17th worldwide (probably October 18th in North America) and the band will kick off a tour in October. Noel also revealed that he has another full cd already in the can and he'll release that next year. The second cd was a collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous.

The entire press conference will be posted later on Noel's newly launched website & also his YouTube channel.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Damon Albarn from Blur and Gorillaz has composed a folk opera titled Doctor Dee. The opera is about John Dee who was a medical advisor to Elizabeth I. Albarn performed at the opera's premiere last Friday, you can check out a picture plus read more about the project here.
Portishead & ATP to curate the I'll Be Your Mirror festival happening in the U.K. on July 23 & July 24th. Grab a free 2 hour mp3 mixtape featuring the various bands set to perform at the festival right here. Listen to the mixtape below:

ATP I'll Be Your Mirror London Mixtape by All Tomorrows Parties

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Rumors are swirling that Noel Gallagher will be holding a press conference this Wednesday (July 6th) to announce details about his forthcoming solo cd. Last month a video production company revealed they had worked on the video for Gallagher's alleged solo single, "the Death of You & Me" though Gallagher never confirmed this information.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Neverending White Lights debuted the video for "Falling Apart" today. Watch it below: