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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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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Today is the greatest! Smashing Pumpkins launched their record club a few minutes ago. Billy Corgan has said previously that he'll be giving away tons of material through the record club. It's free to join (you do need to sign up with an email address), and once you do, you'll get an automatic download of the demo version of "Drown" from 1992, plus you'll be able to view a short video of Corgan talking about the song.

If you decide you don't want to join, visit the official site anyway. If you hover your mouse over the left speaker on the page, you'll be able to download "Suicide Kiss Geek" by the band.

Remember the Stereo Mcs? They're probably best known for their 1993 hit "Connected" though they've delivered other solid music since then. The band just released a new cd Emperor's Nightmare, which is currently available as an import or digital download in the U.S. You can check out three songs from the album below. Visit the band's official website to catch up with them, and if you sign up for the email list you can download a free 39 song mixtape they created about a week ago.

"Far Out Feeling"




Garbage has been busy working on new material. A full new song will be available in the fall, but for now check out a short clip of Butch Vig in the studio. Sounds like My Bloody Valentine, no?

Willie Nelson covered "the Scientist" by Coldplay recently for Chipotle's natural organic food awareness foundation. Read more about the project here and check out the video for the song below.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sinead O'Connor is looking for sexual hookups on the internet. No, I am not making this up. Click here to read a summary of some of her recent posts about what she's looking for, or visit her official website.

Watch the official video for "Irresistible Force" by Jane's Addiction below. The band's new cd, the Great Escape Artist, drops October 4th.

If you like the song, why not visit this website to listen to the entries for the official "Irresistible Force" remix contest. If you haven't submitted your remix, it's too late to enter, but you can vote for your favorite entries through September 8th. The grand prize winner snags one thousand dollars.

Check out "If I Had A Gun" by Noel Gallagher below. Gallagher premiered the new song this morning on KROQ in Los Angeles, then announced a handful of dates for a North American mini-tour. The tour will be stopping by Toronto, NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The dates are all listed here with ticket info, and it shouldn't be a big surprise that he's only playing a few cities. Back at his press conference in July he said he'd be hitting a handful of cities at the end of 2011 with a full tour to kick off in 2012.

Liam Gallagher told BBC Radio 1 yesterday that his legal battle against brother Noel isn't over yet:

"It's not over yet. There are a few things which need to be sorted out.

"I didn't want this to happen. It's not nice suing your family but like I said, he was telling porkies for the sake of his mates and journalists to get a wise crack on me.

"I ain't having that. I ain't a fraud and this band ain't a fraud.

"If he listens to his lawyers and does the right thing then it'll be well and truly over. I never wanted it to happen but it has to happen."

Read the entire story on the BBC Radio 1 website here. Meanwhile, Liam's band Beady Eye announced a few more U.K. dates for the fall. Wonder if they'll sell out in minutes like Noel's solo shows...

Monday, August 29, 2011

Skinny Puppy will return with a new cd titled, Undeveloped on October 5th. You can listen to samples from all of the tracks and pre-order the cd here. Interestingly enough, besides working on Skinny Puppy music, Ogre has kept pretty busy acting as of late. He was in 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, (watch trailer and buy here), and most recently he's been appearing as Pavi Largo in the rock opera Repo! The Genetic Opera, which sadly enough isn't coming to Detroit anytime soon.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Morrissey will be touring the U.S. in November and December. Dates will be announced this Thursday, September 1st. Hopefully he'll have the good sense to visit here.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Alan Wilder from Depeche Mode and Recoil is holding an auction next weekend (September 3rd) in Manchester, England. Wilder is auctioning off historical equipment, cds, vinyl, and other memorabilia. Find out more about the auction by viewing Collected, a documentary by filmmaker Martin Vladar. Wilder shows off his goods (heads out of the gutter, people!), tells some interesting stories about the items, plus there's a ton of Depeche Mode and Recoil footage sprinkled throughout. Watch all four segments of the film below. For even more information on next weekend's event, visit the official Recoil/Alan Wilder website (there's a pdf listing all the items up for bidding). Oh, and I'd love the emulator he's selling if anyone has a spare stash of money lying around. :)

Check out video of the Strokes featuring Jarvis Cocker (from Pulp) covering "Just What I Needed" (cover of the classic by the Cars) at this weekend's Reading Festival. Watching Cocker sing right to Julian Casablancas makes this video even that more fabulous. Casablancas seems a little awkward with it at first, but eventually seems to have fun with it. Oh, and there are a few f-bombs at the beginning, so be aware if you're watching at work.

It's the last Saturday of the month, so that means another episode of MTV's 120 Minutes with host Matt Pinfield will air later on tonight. Arcade Fire, Beady Eye, and the Kills are just a few of the acts featured in tonight's episode which will air at 1am ET/10pm PT on MTV 2, or watch it on the net here.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Listen to the fifth installment of Radiohead's remixes below. The remixes will be released on October 11th.

Wow, there's some ugly internet drama going on between Billy Corgan and guitar pedal engineer who was allegedly hired by Corgan to make a guitar pedal. The story involves alleged harrassment, alleged threats, and a whole lot of deleted tweets and status updates. It's pretty convoluted, so click here to read what's been going on.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Liam Gallagher has dropped his lawsuit against brother Noel according to this article in the Sun. Noel made an apology of sorts during his webchat on Monday, and it appears that was enough for Liam to drop the whole (silly) thing. Now if they would only let more bygones be bygones and reunite Oasis...

You can check out Noel's comments from the webchat below (they start at around 20 minutes in).

Noel Gallagher just released the first single from his self-titled project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds this week. Check out the video for "the Death of You & Me" below. The full cd drops October 17th in the U.K. and November 8th in North America. Meanwhile, Beady Eye released Different Gear, Still Speeding in March. Check out "the Beat Goes On" below. Maybe if you play them at the same time it'll sound like Oasis.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

You can check out yesterday's webchat with Noel Gallagher below:

Monday, August 22, 2011

This is a pretty interesting article on the revival of vinyl from the Economist.
The Sonic Youth collection Hits Are For Squares will be re-released tomorrow. The cd originally had a limited edition run some years ago, but tomorrow you'll be able to grab it pretty much anywhere. Hits Are For Squares is essentially a handful of Sonic Youth songs selected by celebrities (musicians & actors) such as Eddie Vedder, Mike D, Radiohead, Beck, Flea, the Flaming Lips, and more.
A couple of Morrissey fansites are battling it out in an effort to become the number one Morrissey news site. This website is relaunching and if you click over, you can read all the drama about their quest to become top dog.
At 9pm tonight, Noel Gallagher will be posting the webchat he held with fans earlier today on his official YouTube channel.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Billy Corgan just posted a Smashing Pumpkins update where he discusses the official Smashing Pumpkins Record Club, the upcoming reissues and more. Watch the update below. Don't forget, tickets to see the Smashing Pumpkins October 15 at the Fillmore go on sale this Friday at 10am.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Back in July, Noel Gallagher held a press conference to discuss his new project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. During the conference (and in subsequent interviews) Noel discussed the Oasis split and events that took place surrounding the split. Now it looks like Liam Gallagher is suing Noel over the comments that were made. Is this an attempt to keep Liam's new band, Beady Eye, in the press or does Liam truly feel he's been defamed? I guess we'll have to see how this all plays out...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Al Jourgensen has decided to resurrect Ministry! Ministry will release a new cd, Relapse, this fall, plus there will be a short tour to follow. Dates haven't been announced yet, but we will keep you posted. You can read about Jourgensen's decision to reunite the band plus his recent health scare right here.
Noel Gallagher will be doing a fan chat on Monday. You can submit questions now via Noel's Twitter or Facebook. The global chat will take place Monday at 2pm ET and will be re-broadcast on Noel's site Monday at 9pm ET. Click here for more details.
It looks like the rumors are true--Lou Reed and Metallica will be teaming up for a musical collaboration. Check out the project's newly launched website here.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Raconteurs will be playing the MI Fest in Brooklyn, Michigan on September 17th and now Jack White has made some additional announcements about what to expect at the festival. He's bringing the Rolling Record Store (Third Man Records store) along, plus five more Third Man Records artists will be playing MI Fest: JEFF the Brotherhood, Black Milk, PUJOL, the Black Belles, and the Thornbills. Read more about the new acts playing here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Rhino U.K. posted a pretty cool documentary from 1992 about the Smiths. The documentary was originally given out to members of the British press almost 20 years ago to help promote the band's greatest hits collection they released that year. Fast forward to 2011--a new Smiths collection is coming out--a massive limited edition box set titled The Smiths Complete will drop on October 3rd (on import only). Check out the tracklisting for the collection, pre-order here, and watch the 1992 documentary below.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The first song from the Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack is streaming on Pearl Jam's official website. It's Pearl Jam's cover of "Crown of Thorns" (originally by Mother Love Bone) and you can listen to it here.
Erasure posted a new single today on their website. The song, "When I Start To (Break It All Down)" can be heard below. The digital version of the single will drop on August 27th, with the physical cd single coming out September 26th . The full length cd, Tomorrow's World, will be released on October 4th. For more on Erasure, visit the band's official website.

Erasure - When I Start To (Break It All Down) by Mute UK

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The episode of Innovators in Music featuring Sonic Youth will air on the Documentary Channel August 20th at 9pm ET, and will repeat August 27th at 1am ET. This series originally aired on Bravo in Canada last year, and was recently picked up the Documentary Channel in the U.S. Check out the promo for the Sonic Youth episode below:

A James limited edition box set will be released in October. The Gathering Sound will feature 3 cds (cd 1=rarities, cd 2= live material & cd 3=two mini albums), a dvd, a vinyl (12-inch) record, USB stick, and more. The box set will be released on October 17th, but you'll be able to pre-order it starting this Tuesday. For more details and tracklisting, visit the band's official website.
Duran Duran is coming to town! The band will be playing Caesars Windsor on October 22nd. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon. Here's the link to buy tickets.
Radiohead is set to play the Saturday Night Live season opener on September 24th. On October 11th Radiohead will release a Kings of Limbs remix cd. You can check out the 4th installment of remixes from the collection below:

Friday, August 12, 2011

Smashing Pumpkins have announced the itinerary for the band's North American tour. The tour will kick off October 5th in L.A. and the tour will make a stop at the Fillmore Detroit on October 15th. Tickets will go on sale August 19th at 10am. According to the band's official website the band will be playing deep cuts, classics, and a few selections from their forthcoming cd, Oceania, which is expected out early next year.

In more Smashing Pumpkins news, Billy Corgan previously revealed the entire Smashing Pumpkins' catalog would be reissued over the next couple of years. Today the release date for the first two reissues was announced: Gish and Siamese Dream will be reissued on November 15th.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Rolling Stone has posted another piece on Noel Gallagher. In today's article, Noel talks about success, fame, Radiohead, Mumford & Sons, and Beady Eye.

Meanwhile, the guy that orchestrated the looting of Liam Gallagher's Pretty Green boutique is going to the slammer for 8 months.

If you haven't checked out "Capital" by Films of Colour, be sure to watch it below. The band released the Capital/Persinette ep in July, grab it now on iTunes.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Noel Gallagher has posted a new song from his solo project, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. "The Good Rebel" is the b-side to Gallagher's first single, "the Death of You & Me" which will officially be released on August 21st. The full length cd is set to drop November 8th. Check out "the Good Rebel" below and visit Noel's official website to pre-order the single and cd.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Rolling Stone posted a short article about Noel Gallagher. He explained where he came up with "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds" why he's not thrilled about playing smaller venues, and how he'll be playing a few Oasis songs at his live shows. Read the article here.
If you haven't gotten enough Lollapalooza coverage over the past weekend, good news for you! You can visit the Lolla YouTube channel and relive a good portion of the festival. Clicky on over, or start below by watching Coldplay perform one of their new songs:

Monday, August 1, 2011

Check out an interview with Films of Colour here, and be sure to check out their newly released ep Capital/Persinette on iTunes.