Tuesday, January 31, 2012
"in reality we hardly ever saw each other in person; we exchanged ideas via email and created the album by sending files. It was an interesting way to collaborate, almost like two painters working on the same canvas but at a distance."
Read the entire interview here.
The full album from VCMG, Ssss, will drop worldwide on March 12th. Check out the two singles that have been released so far.
Everyday Sunshine The Story Of Fishbone is currently being screened at select theaters nationwide, and will be released on DVD February 21st. Pre-order your copy here or here.
Finally, the members of Fishbone revealed their 5 defining moments in an interview with MTV's The Hive. Check out the feature here.
Listen to Noel's comments about the Amorphous Androgynous record at around 2 minutes into his press conference:
Keep in mind that an official release date for the second record hasn't been announced yet, but at least we'll be hearing the first track from the collaboration soon! "Dream On" will be released as a 7 inch single, cd, and digital download. Ordering info is available here.
Don't miss Noel Gallagher live on the road this spring. Gallagher's Detroit area date is March 31st at the Royal Oak Music Theater.
Sex Pistols "Pretty Vacant" (1977)
Lydon and Keith Levene make Tom Snyder's life uncomfortable on television discussing Public Image Limited (1980)
Lydon and Keith Levene on Tom Snyder (part 2)
Lydon's classic appearance on Judge Judy when he was sued by drummer Robert Williams (part 1). Judy is clearly entertained by Lydon, which makes the appearance even more awesome.
Judge Judy part 2
Lydon shills for butter
Finally, here's one of my favorite P.I.L. songs "Seattle"
Monday, January 30, 2012
"His body of work is stellar, he is one of our greatest laureates. If you know anything about Lou Reed, he's not well right now. He's deteriorating, his body's sick, he's getting frail and fragile. He's chosen Metallica to be his muscle, to be his armor, so he can come out one more time and make a statement of what's happening in his internal life, and he's using this Weimar Republic play, Lulu, to put himself over. If you actually listen to the record, there's some phenomenal moments on it, by anybody's standards."
Catch up with The Cult on their official Facebook page.
"Love Interruption" is available digitally now and will be released as a 7'' vinyl single b/w the non-lp track "Machine Gun Silhouette" on February 7th.
If you like Jack White, a few weeks ago BBC Radio 6 aired an hour long documentary on White titled Red, White and Black: The Jack White Story. The archive is no longer available on the Radio 6 site, but you can take a listen to it below:
Finally, check out Jack White's SXSW parking lot performance from 2011
Here's the official video for their single "Inner Drive" from Invicta
Section 25 is probably best known for their classic song "Looking From A Hilltop," which has been sampled by tons of bands and has been remixed countless times. It would be wrong (WRONG!) not to include the video in this post. :)
"Looking From A Hilltop"
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Last year Amish 82 released a full length cd, There Is A Solitude Of Space, which you can grab here. But before you do that, just envelope yourself in the electropop awesomeness of their single "Crocodile" below:
Amish 82 was also involved with a remix of "Panic In The Face Of The Wounded" by Disko Violente
And here's some footage of them playing live last year:
Check out O'Connor's cover of all of Bob Dylan's "Property Of Jesus" on the Dylan tribute Chimes Of Freedom which is out now.
"Property Of Jesus"
She also covered Dylan's "Precious Angel" recently and posted it on YouTube
By the way, O'Connor has opened a new Twitter account due to some recent media issues she experienced. Her new Twitter is protected (only accepted followers have access to her tweets), so if you want to follow her send a follow request here.
Watch a short film on the making of Making Mirrors, plus a recent live performance for KCRW radio below:
"Lean Into The Fall"
Mad Season "River Of Deceit"
Ian McCulloch "Lover Lover Lover"
Madness "Our House"
Charlatans "Sproston Green"
Replacements "Hold My Life"
Love & Rockets "All In My Mind"
New Order "Run"
Beck "Where It's At"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Johnny Kick A Hole In The Sky"
Cake "The Distance"
Clash "Rock The Casbah"
Black Flag "TV Party"
9 am hour
Thomas Dolby "She Blinded Me With Science"
Aztec Camera "Oblivious"
Elvis Costello "Pump It Up"
Pet Shop Boys "Opportunities"
Sonic Youth "Bull In The Heather"
Flaming Lips "She Don't Use Jelly"
Oasis "D'You Know What I Mean"
U2 "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
Shamen "Move Any Mountain"
Cure "Love Song"
School Of Fish "Three Strange Days"
Jane's Addiction "Jane Says" (live)
Pulp "Common People"
10 am hour
Talking Heads "And She Was"
R.E.M. "Can't Get There From Here"
Depeche Mode "Just Can't Get Enough"
Grant Lee Buffalo "Mockingbirds"
Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
Social Distortion "Ring Of Fire"
Urge Overkill "Sister Havana"
Ramones "We Want The Airwaves"
Pearl Jam "Black"
Radiohead "Fake Plastic Trees"
Joy Division "Disorder"
11 am hour
U2 "Where The Streets Have No Name"
World Party "Ship Of Fools"
Lou Reed "Walk On The Wild Side"
Human League "Mirror Man"
Chemical Brothers "Block Rockin' Beats"
Revolting Cocks "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Veruca Salt "Seether"
R.E.M. "Pop Song 89"
Violent Femmes "American Music"
Depeche Mode "Enjoy The Silence"
James "Sit Down"
And now, brace yourself:
At any rate, after Pitchfork broke the story, there was a massive outcry and not too long later, Disney pulled the shirt. (Here's the dead link to the original Disney page.) Let's be honest--it wasn't the outcry that scared Disney into pulling the shirt, it was more of the realization of their legal snafu. None of the remaining members of Joy Division nor any of their "people" copped to having given Disney the permission to do this. And you TOTALLY know if Disney HAD gotten the rights to do this, they'd be dropping names, showing off contracts, etc. So yeah, Disney pulled the shirts. Thanks, Pitchfork, this is the best thing you've ever done. No, really.
Of course, people are always looking for a way to cash in. Here's one of the shirts that just sold on ebay for $376.50. Of course now a few more shirts have cropped up like here and here and here. This particular listing is my favorite because:
"The shirt is very clean, it has only been worn three times, but I have never washed it, so the art has not faded."
Anyway, what a travesty, although shockingly enough Peter Hook claimed to be pretty flattered by the entire design. He did however drop this quotable awesomeness:
"I hope that [Disney] will be as understanding when we start doing Donald Duck shirts.”
Indeed, Peter. Indeed.
Last year Human League released a new cd Credo. The record wasn't physically released in North America, but it is available as an mp3 download or physically as an import. You can check out the video for the single "Never Let Me Go" below:
Human League's singer Phil Oakey also appears on a remix album which will drop next month:
Oakey is featured on the Toomy Disco & Fernando remix of Hiem's "2am" which you can take a listen to below. The remix will featured on the 2am EP which drops February 6th. Check out more remixes of "2am" here.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
2. Where The Streets Have No Name
6. Even Better than The Real Thing
7. With or Without You
8. Beautiful Day
9. City of Blinding Lights
10. The Unforgettable Fire
11. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
12. All I Want is You/Love Rescue Me
13. Moment of Surrender
14. Until The End of the World
15. The Fly
16. One Tree Hill
17. Stay (Faraway, So Close)
18. Walk On
21. Out of Control
22. Mysterious Ways
CD1: Roxy Music
3. If There Is Something
5. The Bob (Medley)
6. Chance Meeting
7. Would You Believe?
8. Sea Breezes
9. Bitters End
10. Virginia Plain
11. The Numberer
CD2: For Your Pleasure
1. Do The Strand
2. Beauty Queen
3. Strictly Confidential
4. Editions Of You
5. In Every Dream Home A Heartache
6. The Bogus Man
7. Grey Lagoons
8. For Your Pleasure
9. Pyjamarama (Island Mix)
10. Pyjamarama (Polydor Mix)
11. The Pride And The Pain
12. Do The Strand (USA 7” Mix 3:19) **never been available on CD before**
1. Street Life
2. Just Like You
6. A Song For Europe
7. Mother Of Pearl
9. Hula Kula
CD4: Country Life
1. The Thrill Of It All
2. Three And Nine
3. All I Want Is You
4. Out Of The Blue
5. If It Takes All Night
6. Bitter Sweet
9. A Really Good Time
10. Prairie Rose
11. The Thrill Of It All – 1977 Greatest Hits Edit (4’20) ) **never been available on CD before**
12. Your Application’s Failed
13. The Thrill Of It All (USA 7” Mix 3:20) **never been available on CD before**
1. Love Is The Drug
2. End Of The Line
3. Sentimental Fool
5. She Sells
6. Could It Happen To Me?
7. Both Ends Burning
9. Just Another High
10. Love Is The Drug (USA 7” Mix 3:00) **never been available on CD before**
12. Both Ends Burning (7” Mix 3:58) **never been available on CD before**
13. For Your Pleasure – Live **never been available on CD before**
3. Angel Eyes (***rock version***)
4. Still Falls The Rain
5. Stronger Through The Years
6. Ain’t That So
7. My Little Girl
8. Dance Away (***ballad Version***)
9. Cry, Cry, Cry
10. Spin Me Round
11. Trash 2
12. Dance Away (Single Version)
13. Dance Away (Canadian Extended 12” Mix)
14. Angel Eyes (Single Version)
15. Angel Eyes (12” Single Version)
CD7: Flesh And Blood
1. The Midnight Hour
2. Oh Yeah
3. Same Old Scene
4. Flesh And Blood
5. My Only Love
6. Over You
7. Eight Miles High
8. Rain Rain Rain
9. No Strange Delight
10. Running Wild
11. Oh Yeah (7” Version) **never been available on CD before**
12. Manifesto (Remake)
13. South Downs
15. Jealous Guy
16. To Turn On You (1981 B-Side Version) **never been available on CD before**
1. More Than This
2. The Space Between
5. While My Heart Is Still Beating
6. The Main Thing
7. Take A Chance With Me
8. To Turn You On
9. True To Life
11. Avalon (7” Single Version) **never been available on CD before**
12. Always Unknowing
13. Take A Chance With Me (7” Single Version) **never been available on CD before**
14. Take A Chance With Me (USA 7” Mix) **never been available on CD before**
15. The Main Thing (12” Single Version)
16. The Main Thing – Remix **never been available on CD before**
"Behind The Wheel" Depeche Mode
Martin Gore is also getting ready to release his collaboration with ex-Depeche Mode bandmate Vince Clarke. VCMG's album Ssss will be released by Mute in the U.K. on March 12th and will be available in the North America on import on March 20th. The band's new single "Blip" hit the net earlier this week and you can check it out below:
Personally I'm more excited about Gore's other collaboration with techno duo Motor. The Man Made Machine EP featuring Gore is out now on CLR. Check out several mixes of "Man Made Machine" and buy the EP here . The full length album will drop on March 30th.
Motor "Man Made Machine"
On Wednesday Arctic Monkeys performed on the BBC program BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. The archive is available to view on the show's official website, but since it's geo-blocked I went ahead and posted video of the performance below for your enjoyment.
"I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor"
"Katy On A Mission" (Katy B cover)
Friday, January 27, 2012
Johnny Marr was included in a story about favorite music venues in today's Guardian. Marr named The Apollo as his favorite, though he never performed there with The Smiths. Read Marr's comments and the full article here.
01 - The Chameleons - Swamp Thing (Loss Mix)
02 - The Psychedelic Furs - Don't Be A Girl (12'' Extended)
03 - Happy Mondays - Hallelujah
04 - The Mock Turtles - Can You Dig It?
05 - Stereo Mc's - Connected
06 - Finitribe - 101
07 - The Soup Dragons - I'm Free
08 - The Charlatans - The Only One I Know
09 - The Impossibles - The Drum (Mix)
10 - Pop Will Eat Itself - Ich Bin Ein Auslander
11 - Poppy Factory - Stars (Flying Touchdown Mix)
12 - EMF - Unbelievable
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Revenge "Pineapple Face"
Always LOVED this song from Gus Gus:
"It's in the hands of the lawyers. The point is that they shouldn't be using the New Order name without me and it's up to the lawyers."
He also made a few comments about New Order and Joy Division:
"We threw everything into New Order and that worked while New Order were together, but it didn't work for me and I thought that I've watched people all around the world celebrate Joy Division, but why can't I? When I do it, I'm a villain. It's especially strange now that you've got someone purporting to be New Order, I'm grieving for New Order too because I realize that's over."
Hooky will be releasing a book about Joy Division titled Inside Joy Division which will likely drop in September. Read the entire article in today's NME here.
"Disorder" Joy Division
Check out feature with the entire list of albums here and if you don't feel like clicking through 14 pages, the albums Lanegan chose are listed below:
The Gun Club - Miami
Joy Division - Closer
Roxy Music - Country Life
Bee Gees - Trafalgar
Flesh Eaters - A Moment To Pray, A Second To Die
Fabrizio de Andre - Canzoni
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
John Renbourn - Faro Annie
The Leather Nun - Force Of Habit
John Cale - Paris 1919
Crime & The City Solution - Shine
The New Christs - Distemper
New Order - Lowlife
Mark Lanegan will release his new cd Blues Funeral featuring appearances by Josh Homme, Greg Dulli, and Jack Irons on February 6th, then he'll hit the road for a North American tour. There is no Detroit date, but you can check out the full list of tour dates here.
"The Gravedigger's Song" Mark Lanegan
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Something that is common to all of the songs, however, is the predominant feeling of euphoria and bliss, always subtly overshadowed by melancholia and yearning. A feeling akin to that which you experience when you think about the otherworld of Alcest that awaits us all.
Check out "Autre Temps," the first single and video from Les Voyages De L'Ame:
I had this big piece of paper in front of me while recording, I would write notes and ideas related to the songs and the album.
‘Never let the dust settle on anything, move things around’ was the first sentence I wrote on that piece of paper. …the last note I wrote reads ‘make the dust rush upwards’.Remiddi has hired a full band and just launched a world tour in support of Strange Weekend. Unfortunately the U.S. portion of the tour is dreadfully short, but if Porcelain Raft is coming to your town be sure to check 'em out.
"Unless You Speak From Your Heart"
"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
"Glamorous Glue" (live 1992)
Front 242 statement:
Front 242 have decided not to perform in Europe after May 1. 2012 until further notice. Therefore, Front 242 will not perform at the Amphi Festival 2012 in Köln nor will they play Noctural Culture Night 2012 Festival in Deutzen. The festival promoters of both festivals are not responsible for this decision.
Alfa Matrix statement:
The Belgian electro giants Front 242 have decided not to perform in Europe after the 1st of May 2012 and this until further notice. In a message we received somewhat 20 minutes ago the band says that they need a break.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Meanwhile Johnny Marr & The Healers just posted "The Last Ride" on Soundcloud yesterday. The track isn't new--it was originally available on the 2003 release Boomslang.
The Last Ride by Johnny Marr & The Healers
"We've had our fill of greedy corporate interest. We don't like how they do business. This time we are going to do it our way."
Garbage's fifth studio record is currently being finished up in Los Angeles (the first of their records to be recorded outside of Madison, Wisconsin) and an official release date has not been set as of yet. Read the band's statement about Stunvolume here.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
New Order "Blue Monday"
Tears For Fears "Shout"
Philadelphia electro act Cesium 137 will be releasing a new studio record later this year titled Science & Sound. Take a listen to a pre-master mix of two new songs " below while you can--according to the band, they'll be pulling the mixes down soon:
Aftermath Pre-Master by Cesium_137
The Golden Age by Cesium_137
Watch the trailer for the event:
"Apart" (Renholder remix)
"Watch Yourself" (Renholder remix)
Blondie "One Way Or Another"
Madness "It Must Be Love"
Replacements "Alex Chilton"
Jesus Jones "Right Here Right Now"
Sonic Youth "Teenage Riot"
Police "Synchronicity I"
U2 "The Electric Co."
Stranglers "Golden Brown"
White Town "Your Woman"
David Bowie "Ashes To Ashes"
9 am hour
Cure "Why Can't I Be You"
Depeche Mode "World In My Eyes"
Garbage "Stupid Girl"
Nirvana "Lake Of Fire"
Mark Lanegan "She's Not For You"
Radiohead "High & Dry"
Berlin "The Metro"
Echo & The Bunnymen "Bring On The Dancing Horses"
Tears For Fears "Change"
R.E.M. "Shaking Through"
R.E.M. "Finest Worksong"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Love Rollercoaster"
Filter "Take A Picture"
10 am hour
Morrissey "Interesting Drug"
Sinead O'Connor "Mandinka"
Alarm "Rain In The Summertime"
Pearl Jam "Not For You"
Jane's Addiction "Mountain Song"
Happy Mondays "24 Hour Party People"
U2 "The Sweetest Thing"
Social Distortion "Story Of My Life" (live)
Clash "London Calling"
Talking Heads "Burning Down The House"
New Order "Fine Time"
11 am hour
Peter Gabriel "In Your Eyes"
24 Gone "Girl Of Colours"
Cure "Friday I'm In Love"
Nine Inch Nails "Ringfinger"
Marilyn Manson "The Dope Show"
INXS "What You Need"
Pretenders "Back On The Chain Gang"
Dandy Warhols "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth"
Smiths "How Soon Is Now?"
Stone Roses "Bye Bye Badman"
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Electro/dance pop lovers NEED to check out Polaroid Kiss--a duo featuring Brandun Reed and Ian Pickering (IamX/Sneaker Pimps). The guys have been working together as Polaroid Kiss since 2006 and so far they've released a couple of singles as well as an EP. Later this year they'll release their debut full length cd, Weakness Of The Beautiful Souls, which is currently in the mixing stage. John Fryer who has worked with notable acts such as Cocteau Twins, This Mortal Coil, and Nine Inch Nails is currently mixing the record, and some other guests on the record include Perry Bamonte from The Cure and Steve Hewitt from Placebo. Hewitt will also be on board for some planned live shows later on this year.
Weakness Of The Beautiful Souls will be released through PledgeMusic and since they've already reached their target pledge goal the record will drop this spring. In the meantime check out 2011's The New Coliseum EP which is currently available digitally via bandcamp and will see a limited edition physical release on February 22nd.
"White Lies & White Lines" Polaroid Kiss
Don't Think (official trailer)
Here's the best hugging video ever to help you celebrate:
In The Hands Of Fans directed by Dave Markey (1991: The Year Punk Broke) will be released on DVD by We Got Power Films on February 21st. Check out the trailer for the film below:
Friday, January 20, 2012
"As fans you'd think we might have run after him and asked for his autograph or told him how much we appreciated his words and music. But we didn't. Instead we started mooing like cows. Very loudly, following poor Mozza down the platform. Mooing. Like the doomed, brown-eyed creatures he sang about in his vegetarian protest song, Meat is Murder. Moo! Moo!"
Mooing? Oh dear. Read the entire article here.
They Might Be Giants are encouraging fans to make their own mini paper version of the monster hearse, and they've supplied a handy pdf you can download with all the instructions here. When you're finished creating your masterpiece, upload a video of your hearse onto YouTube to show off your skillz. If you need inspiration, take a look at the time lapse instructional video below for pointers:
They Might Be Giants will be hitting the road next month (perhaps in a monster hearse) for a North American tour. You can check out the tour dates here.
Vermin by Dead Red Velvet
If you like that, you might like some other tracks from Dead Red Velvet, including a remastered cover of Bjork's "Army Of Me." Visit the band's official website here to grab that cover for free plus there's a ton of other free mp3's as well.
Dead Red Velvet "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
One of the records I listened to was 1988's Technique. Did you know Technique had its own television commercial?
I was disturbed to learn that even though a video for the record's first single, "Fine Time" exists (they played it a lot on 120 Minutes back in the day), the official video hasn't been uploaded to YouTube! Can someone remedy this, because we're tragically stuck with a Top of the Pops performance, or just a video-less stream of the song:
"Fine Time" (Top of the Pops, 1988)
Somehow the oddball official video for "Round & Round" was really easy to locate:
And here's "Run" (John Denver's peeps sued N'Order over this song)
The whole record is awesome, so if you have it, it's worth pulling it out. I'd also recommend just re-discovering your other New Order records, because they are just so good. If you DON'T have any New Order in your collection, here's a tip--do NOT buy this and don't buy this either. With both of those collections (yes, I own them both) many of the songs are shortened/edited and some of the edits REALLY suck. If you must buy a collection, you can NEVER go wrong with Substance.
"State Of The Nation"
"Every Little Counts"
I could actually post New Order songs all day, so I'd better stop before I'm late for work.