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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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Coheed & Cambria have announced details about their new album, and it turns out they'll be releasing a double album.  The Afterman Volume 1 drops on October 9th and the second volume is going to be released in February (release date to be announced soon.)  Watch the official trailer for The Afterman below:

Smashing Pumpkins are currently on tour in Australia.  Yesterday Billy Corgan appeared on a local television show, The Morning Show, and talked about his career, the music industry, and briefly mentioned his upcoming autobiography (told a roundabout story involving a time he visited Neil Young and hung out in his teepee.)  Take a look at the interview below:

While on their North American tour earlier this year, Swervedriver played a radio session for Seattle-based KEXP.  During the session, Adam Franklin revealed the band was working on some new music, though no firm plans for a record or release have been set.  Watch the four-song set and short interview (interview segments are at 08:20, and 18:30) with host Cheryl Waters below:

01. The Birds
02. Deep Wound
03. Cars Converge On Paris
04. Son Of Jaguar E

Published on July 31st, 2012 @ 12:23 PM
It's another exciting day for Blur fans around the world as the band are set to play two live events for the BBC later today.  The BBC domination begins at 4pm GMT/11am ET with a three hour Blur interview/special for BBC Radio 6.  The special will include a six-song live set which is scheduled to start at 6pm GMT/1pm ET (an additional 2 songs will stream as "web exclusives" at 7pm GMT/2pm ET).  Blur then head to BBC Radio 2 at 8pm GMT/3pm ET for a live hourlong concert.  The concert will stream live on BBC Radio 2 as well as Blur's official website

Schedule of events (listed in ET) and links:

11am: BBC 6 interview/special with Blur begins
If you miss it, video will likely appear later.  Blur's 21 album anthology Blur:21 is out now.

"Under The Westway"


Public Image Limited have announced dates for a North American tour.  The tour kicks off October 3rd in Orlando and runs through the end of November.  Tickets for many of the shows (including the Detroit area show October 19th at the Royal Oak Music Theater) go on sale August 3rd.  Take a look at the full tour itinerary and ticket info here.
Video from Fuji Rock Festival 2012

Stone Roses "Waterfall"

Stone Roses "Ten Storey Love Song"

Keith Levine + Jah Wobble (Metal Box dub set)

Redd Kross returns after a 15 year absence with their new record Researching The Blues.  The short and sweet album (it clocks in at around 30 minutes) is a return to their power-poppy magnificence.  Take a listen to a full album stream on NPR.  Researching The Blues drops August 8th.

Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac featuring covers from MGMT, Lee Ranaldo w/ J. Mascis, Best Coast, Karen Elson (w/Beck), The Kills, Tame Impala, and more is also streaming a week ahead of its release.  Listen here.
Watch some video highlights from Australia's Splendour In The Grass 2012 Festival.

Jack White  "Seven Nation Army"

At The Drive In "One Armed Scissor"

Miike Snow "Paddling Out"

Bloc Party "One More Chance"


Eddie Vedder is currently on the road playing solo gigs overseas. Watch Vedder's performance of "Hard Sun," captured during his July 26th gig in Amsterdam. Glen Hansard also appears in the video--he opened the show and later joined Vedder onstage during the encore. Might want to watch this awesome footage now before the video gets pulled.

"Hard Sun"

Eddie Vedder's solo tour wraps up in London on Tuesday. Pearl Jam are scheduled to play a couple of one-off shows in early fall, then Vedder will be back on the road in October for U.S. dates in the Southwest. Dates are posted here.

Morrissey played Manchester's MEN Arena last night and from all accounts the show was fantastic. Moz appeared to be in great spirits and didn't disappoint with stage banter--he threw down a few digs:

On the Queen: "Congratulations for surviving the Diamond Jubilee? When will we be rid of that family?" 

On the Olympics: "You'll notice I wasn't invited to the Olympics opening ceremony because my smile was judged to be too sincere."

On Manchester: "I was recently in Israel where I was given the key to Tel Aviv and it's worth pointing out that the governing bodies of Manchester council have offered me absolutely nothing...and I don't know why"

Judging from fan comments on Twitter, musically the fan favorite seemed to be his amazing emotional performance of "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want." Take a look at fan shot footage and links to pictures from the show below:

Fan pictures:

"Please, Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want"

"Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"

Band introduction, then commentary on Tel Aviv key

"I Know It's Over"

"Everyday Is Like Sunday"

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Deftones played an intimate show at the Troubador in Hollywood last night and debuted a new song "Roller Derby," during their set. The band also performed the new track, "Rosemary," which they premiered at their private Warner Brothers show on July 27th. Watch fan shot footage from the show below.  Props and major thanks going out to all the uploaders for capturing the video.

"Roller Derby"


"Rosemary" (another angle)

"My Own Summer (Shove It)"

"Change (In The House of Flies)"

"Diamond Eyes"

"Hole In The Earth"

"Rocket Skates"

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Watch some pro-shot footage from Duran Duran's July 27th Olympic Hyde Park show.

"Ordinary World"


"Wild Boys/Relax"


"Planet Earth"

Video with Duran Duran short interview clips + performance

Silversun Pickups dropped their new album Neck Of The Woods in May and recently announced dates for a late summer/early fall North American tour.  Check out the full tour itinerary (no Detroit date, btw) here.  

Brian Aubert and Nikki Monninger from Silversun Pickups performed a three song acoustic set for a You Tube Presents session a few weeks ago.  Watch the performance and interview below:

"Bloody Mary"

"The Pit"

"Dots and Dashes"

Interview with Brian and Nikki

James Iha dusted off the Smashing Pumpkins' classic song "Mayonaise" during his set at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival in Icheon, South Korea on July 27th.  Watch the performance below. 

Iha drops his new solo album Look To The Sky on September 18th. The first single, "To Who Knows Where" was released earlier this month. Take a look at the official video:

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The music from the London Olympics Opening Ceremony has been released as a digital album.  Isles of Wonder: Music For the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games includes the show's score (composed by Underworld and the program's creative director, Danny Boyle) as well as performances* from artists who participated in the event.  Featured artists include David Bowie, U2, Arctic Monkeys, Chemical Brothers, Underworld, Frank Turner, and Pet Shop Boys among others.  Isles of Wonder is available to download now from both iTunes and Amazon.  

*Note: some tracks are "album only" purchases and cannot be downloaded individually. In addition, the songs on the album are studio versions, NOT live performances (for instance, Arctic Monkeys performed "Come Together" live at the ceremony, but a studio version of the song appears on the digital album.)

Stream Underworld's "And I Will Kiss" featuring Dame Evelyn Glennie which was featured as the soundtrack to the Industrial Revolution sequence during the Opening Ceremony. 

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Yesterday Deftones performed a five-song invite-only showcase in Los Angeles.  During the set the band debuted one new song called "Rosemary."   Take a look at fan shot video of "Digital Bath," plus audio of "Rosemary" below. Tonight Deftones play a headline show at the Troubador in West Hollywood, before hitting the road next week for their tour with System of a Down.  The full Deftones tour itinerary (which includes a Detroit area stop at DTE on August 14th) is posted here.

"Rosemary" (new song, audio only)

"Digital Bath"


Watch Arctic Monkeys performance from the London Olympics:

Update: The videos have been pulled by the International Olympics Committee, so you'll have to settle for audio only.  

Update 2: A new video has been uploaded, but it's the craptastic NBC coverage with AWFUL play-by-play commentary from Matt Lauer and Bob Costas.  I'd recommend listening to the live audio from the U.K. broadcast posted below, but if you MUST, here's a link to the horrid, horrid, horrid, NBC version.   

Update 3: The full BBC performance has once again been uploaded (to Vimeo, this time).  The video is posted at the bottom of this post (audio very low)

Arctic Monkeys played "I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor" and a cover of "Come Together" at the Olympics' opening ceremony on Friday.   Audio of the live performance of  "Come Together" as well as a studio version of the cover is posted below.  FYI, the studio version is now available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon

"Come Together"  (audio only, live from Olympics)

"Come Together" (audio of studio version)

Full Arctic Monkeys Olympic performance (audio is very low)

Essential viewing: The Smiths Live In Derby.  The concert was filmed in 1983 and features 11 songs.  Get some flowers and envelop yourself in the awesomeness.

Toy dropped their debut single, "Left Myself Behind" last December and they're preparing to drop their full length album on September 10th.  The self-titled album includes 12 tracks and will be released on cd, double vinyl, and as a digital album.  The album will be preceded by a new single, "Lose My Way," on September 2nd, which is backed by the non-album track "Bright White Shimmering Sun."  U.K. fans can pre-order the full length album here or here.  So far, no word on a North American release.

Watch a trailer for Toy's debut album:

Toy's label, Heavenly Recordings, is offering a free two song download of their single "Left Myself Behind" and b-side "Clock Chime."  Details on the free download are available here.

Toy  "Left Myself Behind" (official video)

The first issue of U.K. based Electronic Magazine hits news stands today.  The print version of the mag features articles on Gary Numan, Human League, Can, Juan Atkins, an archive interview with Kraftwerk, plus the issue comes along with a free 14 track cd with songs by Fad Gadget, Cabaret Voltaire, Nitzer Ebb, Yaz, Heaven 17, OMD.  An online preview of the magazine with short features on Gary Numan, Human League, Kraftwerk, and Juan Atkins, can be viewed here.  For more info on Electronic Magazine, visit them on Facebook.

Cabaret Voltaire  "Here To Go"

Delerium have announced a new single, "Monarch" featuring Nadina on vocals will be released on July 31st.  The digital release includes 10 versions/mixes of the track and samples of each are posted here.  Details on the new full length album from Delerium are expected soon.  In the meantime, take a look at a trailer they released earlier this year.


As part of NME's 60th anniversary celebration, the magazine had readers submit their favorite 20 tracks released over the past 60 years.  Today NME published the results of the top 20 list.  It's a readers poll, so you have to know there will be a few curve balls.  Take a deep breath look at the list below and check out the full feature here

20.  The Verve  "Bitter Sweet Symphony"
19.  Bob Dylan  "Like A Rolling Stone"
18.  The Beatles  "Eleanor Rigby"
17.  The Rolling Stones  "Paint It Black"
16.  David Bowie  "Heroes"
15.  Pulp  "Common People"
14.  The Who  "My Generation"
13.  The White Stripes  "Seven Nation Army"
12.  The Smiths  "How Soon Is Now?"
11.  Oasis  "Wonderwall"
10.  The Kinks  "You Really Got Me"
09.  Arctic Monkeys  "I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor"
08.  The Clash  "London Calling"
07.  The Smiths  "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out"
06.  The Cure  "Boys Don't Cry"
05.  Nirvana  "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
04.  The Strokes  "Last Night"
03.  Joy Division  "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
02.  The Killers  "Mr. Brightside"
01.  Amy Winehouse  "Rehab"

An early demo of "Someday" by the Strokes has been making the rounds recently. The demo is taken from a WFMU radio session the band recorded in 2000 and features lyrics that differ somewhat from the version eventually released on 2001's Is This It.  Take a listen to the demo courtesy of Under The Radar below:

Meanwhile, Albert Hammond Jr from the Strokes appears in a new promotional video for Converse Rubber Tracks.  The studio in Brooklyn allows bands to record for free and features state of the art equipment supplied by Guitar Center.  Take a tour of the studio in the video below with Albert Hammond Jr and producer/engineer Gus Oberg:

Bands interested in recording at Converse Rubber Tracks can obtain information and apply here.

The Killers debuted the official video for "Runaways," the first single from the band's new album Battle Born.  Watch it below:

"Runaways" is available now as a digital single and Battle Born arrives on September 18th.  The Killers' album takes its name from the band's recording studio in Las Vegas. Take a short tour of the studio below, courtesy of NME. Wayne Newton, Carrot Top, Andre Agassi, producer Steve Lillywhite, and a tiger (!) all have cameos in the clip.



The full audio from Morrissey's July 21st gig in Tel Aviv has made its way online.  Listen to the show on Soundcloud or below:

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Muse return with their sixth studio album, The 2nd Law, in September and they've reportedly told NME the album was inspired by Skrillex.  In the interview Muse revealed the new album's first proper single, "The 2nd Law: Unsustainable" was written after the band saw a Skrillex show in Camden back in October. 

Dominic Howard told NME, "'I hadn't seen a reaction like that to electronic music before. We took inspiration and came up with '...Unsustainable'."

Matt Bellamy added, ''We created something that was dubsteppy but we wanted to see if we could do it with real instruments.''

Read the full report in NME here.

Last month, Muse told BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe that the first official single from The 2nd Law would be "minimal" and "stripped down" so either things have changed, or the report in NME about "Unsustainable" being the album's first single is incorrect.  Regardless, it seems like you can expect some Skrillex-influenced sounds on The 2nd Law.  

The 2nd Law drops September 18th and will be available to pre-order in the U.S. in August (pre-order for the U.K. and worldwide release was announced yesterday).  Muse are also expected to announce details for a limited edition box set version of the 2nd Law in August.  The album track "Survival," which also doubles as the theme to the London Olympics was released last month and is available to purchase on iTunes.

Third Man Records posted a short promo video featuring Jack and Meg White.  Don't get wound up, the duo are NOT reuniting, they just appear on video* talking about their very first concert, Live at the Gold Dollar, which is part of Third Man Records' upcoming Vault Package #13.  Check out the video below via Huff Post Entertainment

Vault Package #13 includes a recording of the band's first ever concert, Live at the Gold Dollar (recorded August 1997) on LP, a 7'' of the band's first ever live performance (recorded July 1997), and a White Stripes peppermint logo tote bag. The deadline to be eligible for Vault Package #13 is July 31st, so if you're interested in becoming a subscriber time is running out.  Info on becoming a subscriber is posted here.

*the video with Jack and Meg wasn't recorded recently--it was taken from their 2010 DVD release Under Great White Northern Lights

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Watch a White Stripes concert shot at the Gold Dollar in 1999
If you're a Joy Division fan and like the recent 8-Bit music trend, you might enjoy a couple of songs I ran into on YouTube recently.



"Love Will Tear Us Apart"


According to a report in Guerrilla Candy, a new Mad Season album is in the works, and will reportedly feature Mark Lanegan on vocals.  The source of the scoop was Mad Season's Barrett Martin, who revealed the info last week during a Q & A session with Seattle radio personality Marco Collins.  Martin confirmed a new Mad Season album is being recorded and will include songs with Lanegan on lead vocals.  The songs featuring Lanegan were written years ago and were originally intended for Layne Staley to sing.  No word on when to expect the new album.  Read the full report in Guerrilla Candy.

Mad Season released their first and only record in 1994 and featured Alice In Chains' vocalist Layne Staley, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Walkabouts' bassist John Baker Saunders, and Screaming Trees' drummer Barrett Martin.  McCready and Martin are the only surviving members of Mad Season--Saunders died in 1999, and Staley died in 2002. 

"River Of Deceit" (Live at Moore Theater, Seattle, 1995,)

The Raveonettes release their new album Observator on September 11th and the band just premiered the video for the album's first single, "She Owns The Streets."  The video features New York City dancer Loan, who dances wildly around the streets of the city in real life.  The band struck up a friendship with her and chose to have her star in their video.  Watch the video for "She Owns The Streets" below and purchase the digital single on iTunes:

The Raveonettes hit the road for their tour in September (includes a stop at the Magic Stick in Detroit on September 30th) and will be playing cities in North America as well as overseas. View the band's full tour itinerary here.

Sebadoh have returned with new music!  The secret EP features five songs and is available digitally through Bandcamp.  Physical copies of the EP will be available on the band's month-long North American tour in August.  Stream secret EP and take a look at the tour itinerary below.  Full tour info is available here:

08/07 - Philadelphia
08/08 - Boston
08/09 - Northampton
08/10 - Washington D.C.
08/11 - Carrabo, N.C.
08/12 - Atlanta
08/14 - Nashville
08/15 - St. Louis
08/16 - Chicago
08/17 - Cleveland
08/18 - Hamilton, Ontario
08/20 - Toronto
08/21 - Montreal
08/22 - New York

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Sebadoh - Watch Sebadoh - Live at ATP
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the split of the SmithsJohnny Rogan's best-selling book about the split, Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance, was recently updated and given a 20th anniversary makeover.  The Quietus has featured the book on their site this week and posted the text of a full chapter on their website.  Read the chapter, Unhappy Birthday, here, and purchase a copy of Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance through Omnibus Press or Amazon U.K.  In the U.S. the book is currently only available for e-readers, but it will see a physical release in October.  Copies of the original pressing from 1992/1993 are still floating around but command BIG bucks.

"Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before"

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New Order were recently interviewed by NME after their set at Benicassim 2012Bernard Sumner talked about the band's schedule, being a successful band, and how they never wanted a career when they first started out.  Sumner also got a dig into Peter Hook by again implying he was to blame for the delay of their long awaited outtakes album Lost Sirens (he made similar allegations in May.)  Watch the interview below:


New Order announced dates for a short run of North America this fall.  The fall outing is the band's first tour in seven years, and their first set of dates in the U.S. without original bassist Peter Hook.  Feast your eyes on the dates below:
10/05 – San Francisco, CA – Oakland Fox Theatre   
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre   
10/10 – Denver, CO – Broomfield 1st Bank Center   
10/12 – Dallas, TX – Palladium   
10/18 – New York, NY – Roseland Ballroom   
10/21 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom   
10/23 – Toronto, Ontario – Sony Center

Meanwhile, Peter Hook announced dates for his Unknown Pleasures tour in U.K. with his band The Light.  Hook is also set to release his Joy Division memoir Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division this fall.  The book will be released in the U.K. in October and will be available in the U.S. in December.
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The Killers performed at the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware on Saturday.  A collection of photos from the show are posted here, and fan shot footage from the show, including a couple of new tracks from Battle Born (street date September 18th) are posted below.

"Runaways" (new single)

"Runaways" (different angle)

"Flesh and Bone" (new)

"From Here On Out" (new)

"Read My Mind"

"Mr. Brightside"

Watch fan shot footage of the Black Keys from their July 22nd performance at Firefly Music Festival in Dover Downs, Delaware. 

"Lonely Boy"

"I'll Be Your Man"

"Gold On The Ceiling"

"Your Touch"

"Little Black Submarines"

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan appeared on the new Soulsavers' album The Light The Dead See, and on Saturday night, he joined the band live onstage for an intimate showcase gig in Los Angeles.  A crowd of 150 lucky people were on hand to watch Gahan and Soulsavers rip through a seven song set.  Rolling Stone's report on the show includes a short blurb from Depeche Mode manager Jonathan Kessler, who revealed that other one-off shows like Saturday's are possible in the future, though Gahan is "immersed in his day job" aka finishing up work on the new Depeche Mode album, which Kessler confirms will be released in April 2012.  Read Rolling Stone's report here.

A collection of fan shot photos from the event are posted here (scroll to very bottom of page & click to enlarge)

"Take Me Back Home" Soulsavers featuring Dave Gahan (official video)

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On July 21st Morrissey's tour visited Israel and hours before the show Tel Aviv's mayor Ron Huldai presented him with the key to the city. Morrissey managed to drop the key (yes, he sure did) and later sat down for a short interview where he slammed Madonna and revealed he wouldn't be able to live in Tel Aviv since he's "too noisy."  Watch video of his pre-show visit below:

Despite having dropped the key, Morrissey seemed genuinely honored and thanked the crowd for the award during his concert at the Exhibition Grounds:

Morrissey later informed the crowd what he'd do with his new found key/power before performing "Meat Is Murder"

Read a review of the Tel Aviv concert in the Jerusalem Post, and watch some close-up fan shot footage from the show below:

"How Soon Is Now?" (show opener, with introductory comments "war is old, art is young" + slight technical glitch)

"Everyday Is Like Sunday"

"Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me"

"Still Ill"


The Cure have been on the road playing the European festival circuit.  Along with the performances Robert Smith has also done a few interviews during a few stops in France.  Watch video clips from recent interviews below:

Paleo 2012

Stage D interview

Stage D interview (short blurb of Robert Smith confirming 2013 South American tour)

Daily Motion interview (click here if trouble viewing video below)

Robert Smith: l'interview by france3Bretagne

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A Joy Division exhibit, Joy Devotion: A Year in the Life of a Rock Shrine, opened in London last week.  The exhibit is a collection of pictures shot by Jennifer Otter*, who spent a year photographing Ian Curtis' gravesite as part of her PhD research project, which focuses on fan devotion/obsession. For the project, Otter chose to capture items/trinkets left at Curtis' memorial (an estimated 2000 people flock to the site in Macclesfield each year) and photographed the site monthly from 2009-2010, including May 18th, 2010--the 30th anniversary of Curtis' death.  Otter's pictures are currently on display at XOYO in London, and she's also published the photos in her newly released book, Joy Devotion A Year of Trash, Trinkets and Tributes at the Ian Curtis Memorial Stone

Joy Devotion: A Year in the Life of a Rock Shrine runs through July 31st at XOYO.  More info on the exhibit is available here, and a short review of the exhibit/book is posted here.  The book, Joy Devotion: A Year of Trash, Trinkets and Tributes at the Ian Curtis Memorial Stone can be purchased here or through Otter's official site.  

Watch a short promo video for Joy Devotion below.

*Otter is no stranger to the world of music; she began her career as a label rep for Sony, and spent time on the road with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Rage Against The Machine, and worked on marketing campaigns for U2, Eminem, and others.  Otter later returned to graduate school to obtain her PhD in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London.  Her work has focused on artists and fandom (her Master's thesis was on Morrissey) and she's spoken on the subject as an associate lecturer at several universities.


All eyes are on Blur as they prepare to return to the stage next month for their Hyde Park Olympic gig.  Yesterday Grantland published a feature on Blur's history and legacy.  Read Too Clever By Half: The Return Of Blur here.  Earlier this week The Guardian posted a short interview with Graham Coxon and producer Stephen Street discussing Blur's 1994 album Parklife.  Read How We Made...  here.  And finally, read Vulture's recent interview with Graham Coxon discussing Blur's new songs and the possibility of new music in the future here.

Blur are preparing to release their career spanning collection Blur 21 at the end of the month, and they also recently launched an impressive musical timeline microsite.  If you're a fan of Blur, be sure to check out the timeline here. and watch the latest Blur 21 preview below:

"Caravan" (Zoe Ball XFM session)

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James Lavelle, leader and organizer of music collective Unkle, has posted a 70 minute mixtape featuring Unkle remixes of songs by Noel Gallagher, Ian Brown, Moby, Daft Punk, Trentemoller, Queens of the Stone Age, The Beatles, and more.  Stream and download James Lavelle Presents Unkle Sounds - The End Pt 1 below:

U.K. tabloid the Sun is reporting Liam Gallagher's band Beady Eye are performing the Oasis classic "Wonderwall" at the London Olympic closing ceremonies.  According to the Sun, a source from the Olympics wanted something, "quintessentially British--a real flag waving, singalong moment to show the rest of the world what this country has produced.  Oasis were exactly that and, whether it's Noel or his brother Liam, they just wanted a bit of rock n roll in there."

The Sun's report also claims that Olympic organizers originally wanted Noel Gallagher to perform "Wonderwall," but he declined.  This is a fact that seemingly hasn't gone unnoticed by Liam.  Perhaps that's the reason for the snarkalicious tweet he sent out last night:

Read the full report in the Sun

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Blur are preparing to release their career spanning boxset Blur 21 at the end of the month.  The deluxe version of the boxset features all seven studio albums from Blur, (the first five albums were remastered) with over five hours of  rarities/previously unreleased tracks, 3 DVDs, a book of photos, and more, plus the box comes with a digital download code for all the albums and rarities. 
In addition to the 21-disc Deluxe Box Set, all 7 studio albums will be available individually, each with a second disc of b-sides, previously hard-to-find tracks and exclusive bonus material.  Blur 21 will be released on July 30th in the U.K. and on July 31st in the U.S.

To celebrate Blur 21, the band debuted an interactive timeline with information on all their songs, videos, artwork, and more and can be accessed here.  Blur have also released a couple of promo videos for Blur 21 which are posted below.

"Battle (Jam)"

"Always (I'm Fine)" (early version)

"M.O.R." (Road version)

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Vancouver's Mode Moderne have been creating dark-electro/goth sounds since 2009 (kind of a darker/gothier New Order) and are set to release their latest album Strange Bruises in the U.S. on September 3rd. The album has been out in Canada since May, and is available to stream on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Stream and download the album track "Foul Weather Fare" below and catch up with Mode Moderne on Facebook:

Mode Moderne "Real Goths" (released May, 2011)

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Mode Moderne - Live show
Watch video of the Cure's performance at Paleo 2012.  The pro-shot video was taken from the live webcast courtesy of CurePaleo

"Shake Dog Shake" (first song of set - audio starts ~ 35 seconds in)

"The Walk"

"The End Of The World"



"Inbetween Days"

"Just Like Heaven"

"From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea"

"Pictures Of You"



"Close To Me"