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2013/09/30

Much is being made about Bono's recent appearance on Letterman and his comments about how it's  going to be some time before the next U2 album gets released. Of course, Bono has previously said just that (minus the God comments) in recent interviews, so it's not like it's really big news.   Still, it's an interview with Bono, so why not check it out below. 



Published on September 30th, 2013 @ 6:05 AM
David Bowie's critically acclaimed album The Next Day will be reissued as a three cd set on November 4th. The new version, titled The Next Day Extra, will include the original 14-track CD, a 10-track CD of bonus material (including four previously unreleased songs and other bonus material previously released on the deluxe version of the album) and a DVD of the four promotional films made for the album. The Next Day Extra also comes with a lyric booklet and book of stills from the promo photos. Those not interested in the physical version will be able to purchase a digital version of the previously unreleased material as a 7 track bundle on November 4th. Read more about the release here and check out the tracklist for The Next Day Extra below.

Disc 1: The Next Day

01. The Next Day
02. Dirty Boys
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
04. Love Is Lost
05. Where Are We Now?
06. Valentine's Day
07. If You Can See Me
08. I'd Rather Be High
09. Boss Of Me
10. Dancing Out In Space
11. How Does The Grass Grow?
12. (You Will) Set The World On Fire
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
14. Heat

Disc 2: Bonus material

01 Atomica
02 Love Is Lost (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for The DFA)
03 Plan
04 The Informer
05 Like A Rocket Man
06 Born In A UFO
07 I’d Rather Be High (Venetian Mix)
08 I’ll Take You There
09 God Bless The Girl
10 So She

DVD:

01. Where Are We Now?
02. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
03. The Next Day
04. Valentine's Day



Published on September 30th, 2013 @ 5:52 AM

Alison Moyet's official video for "Changeling" premiered yesterday. Watch it below:



"Changeling" is the latest single from the new album the minutes, which was released in June.  Buy it on iTunes or Amazon.

Moyet is sadly only playing three shows in the U.S. to promote the minutes. The lucky cities/dates are as follows:

11 Nov: The Fillmore, San Francisco
12 Nov: Club Nokia, Los Angeles
14 Nov: Manhattan Centre, New York

Published on September 30th, 2013 @ 5:37 AM
Swervedriver is on the road in Australia playing their classic album Raise in full, followed by some of their other greatest hits and even some new songs! So far, video of new songs hasn't appeared online, but some other great video shot at their September 27th show at the Metro in Sydney is available to view below.  Info on the band's new limited edition single, "Deep Wound" is posted here.









Published on September 30th, 2013 @ 5:28 AM

2013/09/29

If you missed the Arcade Fire special that aired after Saturday Night Live last night, check it out below. The 22 minute feature includes three new songs from the band's forthcoming double album Reflektor, plus includes cameos from Bono, Ben Stiller, Aziz Ansari, and more.



Published on September 29th, 2013 @ 6:32 PM

2013/09/28

Nitzer Ebb's Douglas McCarthy announced he formed a new project with Cyrus Rex in March 2012 titled DJMREX.  The duo recently hooked up with TV Marineret in Denmark back in June (when McCarthy was on the road with Depeche Mode in Europe) for a short interview and 40 minute live set in front of a studio audience.  Check out the interview and performance which included material from McCarthy's solo album Kill Your Friends, and Nitzer Ebb's classic "Join In The Chant" below.  [FYI, McCarthy discusses a little bit of Nitzer Ebb history during the first 10 minutes of the video, but it's mostly a technical discussion about gear/equipment.  The performance by DJMREX begins ~ 10 minutes into the video]



Douglas McCarthy is performing a solo set at Cold Waves in Chicago at the Metro tonight. His solo album Kill Your Friends was released earlier this year and is available to purchase through iTunes and Amazon.

Published on September 28th, 2013 @ 7:17 PM
Tape Deck Mountain is a mix of shoegaze, noise rock, and post-fi from Brooklyn by way of San Diego. The trio previously released a couple of EPs, and now they're about to release their first full length album.  Sway will be released on October 1st. If you're a fan of the 'gaze, this is a band and album that you should take the time to check out. Take a listen to the swirling awesomeness of the song "Always Lie" below:



Stream the full album from Tape Deck Mountain here, and grab a FREE download of the song "Half Life" via Soundcloud below.



Pre-order Sway from iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. Catch up with Tape Deck Mountain on their official site and Facebook.

Published on September 28th, 2013 @ 5:45 PM

2013/09/27

Swervedriver is on the road in Australia performing Raise in its entirety, and as promised, they performed a couple of new songs. At the September 26th show in Brisbane they debuted two new songs, "Buzz" and "Husk." So far, no audio or video of the tracks has appeared online.

Swervedriver fans attending the shows will definitely want to stop by the merch booth to pick up the first Swervedriver release in 15 years. A vinyl pressing of "Deep Wound" (with backing vocals from Ride's Mark Gardener) on red and yellow vinyl will be available in limited quantities at each show. The limited edition pressing went on sale through Tym Records a few weeks ago and sold out in less than 24 hours, so be sure to grab a copy if you find one at the gigs. Fans in other territories who missed out on previously can grab a copy while they last here. (Thanks to the Swervedriver forum for the link!)

Swervedriver also was interviewed by Australia's Sunday Morning Herald and discussed their affinity for Australia, the "ridiculous" shoegaze term, and leader Adam Franklin also discussed the band's history:

"Our music was always about a sort of wanderlust for the USA; it's about driving across the desert, which, of course, we'd never done. We first got into car imagery driving around Oxfordshire and down to London listening to tapes with the windows open; it was the Oxford version of the US road trip."

Read the full interview with Swervedriver here.

Dates for the remaining dates of Australian tour are posted below. For more on Swervedriver visit the official site here.

SEP 27 Sydney, Metro Theatre
SEP 28 Melbourne, Corner Hotel
SEP 29 Melbourne, Northcote Social Club
OCT 02 Adelaide, The Gov
OCT 03 Perth, Rosemont

"Deep Wound"



Also: For those who haven't seen it yet, Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody premiered the official video for "Asha," the lead track from the brilliant new album Black Horses. Check out the video below:



Black Horses was released in July and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Goodnight Records. Catch up with Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody here.

Published on September 27rd, 2013 @ 6:03 AM
The Pixies have been in London this week for a handful of performances. On September 24th, they appeared on Later with Jools Holland (archive here), on Wednesday they performed a full concert at the iTunes Festival, and yesterday they concluded their London activities with an hourlong set at the legendary Maida Vale studios for BBC Radio 6. The full audio archive of the Maida Vale sessions is available to stream here worldwide (starts ~ 30 seconds in), and the audio from the iTunes Festival is available to stream below.  The Pixies next head to Paris for a pair of shows at the Olympia this weekend.



Fan filmed video of "Winterlong" from the Maida Vale



Published on September 27th, 2013 @ 5:35 AM

2013/09/26

The Foreign Resort have been brilliantly weaving a fantastic blend of post-punk, new wave, darkwave, and shoegaze since they formed in 2008.  Last year the Danish band released the majestically dark Scattered & Buried (check it out here or here), and they're about to follow up that release with a brand new full length record.  Over the summer the Foreign Resort recorded with legendary producer John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Fad Gadget & zillions more), and from those sessions comes New Frontiers (release date TBA).  The album is preceded by the first single, "Dead End Roads," which will be released digitally through iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp, on September 30th. For now check out the striking video for the single below, and stream two other remixes of the "Dead End Roads" on Bandcamp .



Don't miss the Foreign Resort on tour in North America this fall. Dates are posted below two other great songs/videos from the Foreign Resort (be sure to watch on a full screen for maximum awesomeness):





North American tour itinerary

11/07: Milwaukee, WI @ Club Anything
11/08: Beloit, WI @ Coughy Haus
11/09: Minneapolis, MN @ Ground Zero Nightclub
11/10: Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
11/11: St. Louis, MO @ The Crack Fox
11/12: Kansas City, MO @ TBA
11/13: Omaha, NE @ Shamrocks Pub and Grill
11/14: Denver, CO @ @Hi-Dive
11/15: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/16: Las Vegas, NV @ TBA
11/17: Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
11/18: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/20: Fresno, CA @ DKFM Shoegaze Radio Presents
11/21: San Francisco, CA @ Amnesia
11/22: Portland, OR @ TBA
11/23: Seattle, WA @ The Sunset Tavern

For more on the Foreign Resort, be sure to check them out on the web, Facebook, and Twitter.

Published on September 26th, 2013 @ 6:05 AM
Gary Numan returns with the new album Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) on October 15th. A few months back Numan premiered the album's first single, "I Am Dust" and now he's followed that up with the recorded version of "Love Hurt Bleed" (he premiered a live version of the track earlier in the year). Take a listen to the studio version of "Love Hurt Bleed" here and pre-order the album from iTunes, Amazon, or Numan's official store.



Gary Numan kicks off his North American tour in October. Dates are posted below:

10/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
10/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
10/25 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/26 - Asheville, NC @ Mountain Oasis Festival
10/27 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/30 - Sunrise, FL @ BB & T Center (opening for NIN)
10/31 - Orlando, FL @  Amway Center (opening for NIN)



Published on September 26th, 2013 @ 6:02 AM

2013/09/25

Yuck return with the new album Glow & Behold on September 30th, but the record is streaming a week early over at the New York Times. The follow up to 2011's self-titled album features vocals from Max Bloom, who took over as vocalist after original singer Dan Blumberg shockingly up and quit the band earlier this year.  It should also be pointed out that though the album's first single, "Rebirth," which premiered a few months ago, had a very My Bloody Valentine/Jesus & Mary Chain vibe to it, that track is not representative of Glow & Behold.  Take a listen to Glow & Behold over at the New York Times, and pre-order the album now from iTunes and Amazon.



Published on September 25th, 2013 @ 2:55 PM
Bono is in the U.S. this week doing some charity work, and last night he attended the Clinton Global Initiative in Manhattan.  Former U.S. President Bill Clinton arrived to the event late, which afforded the U2 frontman the opportunity to entertain the crowd with his pretty entertaining impersonation of Clinton.  Watch Bono in action!



UPDATE (9/26 @ 5:30 AM): Bill Clinton decided to turn the tables and do an impersonation of Bono.

Thursday night Bono is scheduled to make an appearance on Letterman, then he'll present the Global Citizen Movement Award to Liberia's president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Global Citizen Awards September 28 in New York City.

Published on September 25th, 2013 @ 11:00 AM


The Pixies appeared on Later with Jools Holland last night and performed "What Goes Boom," and "Wave of Mutilation." The BBC site has video uploaded, however it's geoblocked in North America.  A rip of the performance is available below, though it'll likely get pulled later, so watch it now!  Fans in the U.K. can watch the official videos here, or the full show here). Additional performance footage from the Pixies will be broadcast on Friday's episode of Later With Jools Holland.





Meanwhile the Wall Street Journal posted another excerpt from their video interview with the Pixies. During the interview the band explained they favor releasing music on the EP format these days, but wouldn't commit to revealing future release plans. Interviewer John Jurgensen tried his hardest to get the Pixies to divulge their plans, but David Lovering shot that down, saying that the release of the EP 1 was a surprise and, "whatever follows will be a surprise as well. I don't think we're going to give in to let everyone know what's in store."

The Pixies also discussed doing things on their own terms with respect to touring and releasing albums, plus they talked about their music spanning generations. Watch the interview with the Pixies below:



The Pixies play the Roundhouse in London today as part of the iTunes Festival. The live stream begins at 4pm ET today and can be accessed through the iTunes Festival app. For more info, visit the official iTunes Festival website.

Published on September 25th, 2013 @ 9:37 AM

2013/09/24

Kilto Take is a new band out of the U.K. which is hugely inspired by U2, Muse, and Radiohead, but fans of Joy Division and Peter Saville might want to check out their debut video as well - the artwork for Unknown Pleasures is brought to life.  Check it out "Mimic" by Kilto Take below:



"Mimic" will be released as a single on October 7th, and precedes the full length album Resolute, which drops on November 25th through Medical Records. Another song from the album, "Atonement" is streaming here and is available to purchase on iTunes, as is Kilto Take's 2010 self-titled four track ep. For more on Kilto Take, visit them on Facebook.

Published on September 24th, 2013 @ 5:56 AM

Love this! Swedish band Zeit just released a new noisepop/shoegazey four song ep Life Is Just A Blur. The ep is the highly anticipated follow up to their self-titled full player from 2011 and is a short and sweet journey through the 'gaze. Stream the swirling, shimmery track "Silvery Nights" from Life Is Just A Blur below and download/stream the whole ep from Bandcamp.



For more on Zeit, visit them on Facebook.

Published on September 24th, 2013 @ 5:11 AM

2013/09/23

In spring 2013 Veruca Salt's original lineup (Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Jim Shapiro, and Steve Lack) announced they patched up their differences and decided to reunite. Apparently things are going swimmingly, because the band just announced that they're preparing to enter the studio in October to record some new songs with producer Brad Wood at the helm. [Wood produced Veruca Salt's 1994 debut American Thighs, and worked with other notable artists such as Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo, Liz Phair, and Hum, just to name a few]. So far no other details were announced, but fans interested in Veruca Salt can likely expect updates to come soon.  Be sure to catch up with Veruca Salt on their official siteFacebook, and Twitter.



Wonder what they think of this.

Published on September 23rd, 2013 @ 8:55 PM
One of the main attractions at Riot Fest Chicago (besides the Replacements) was the Butter Stamos -- a large butter sculpture of actor John Stamos protected by a bulletproof glass case. Alternative Press sent members of Taking Back Sunday out to do a little investigative reporting on Butter Stamos. Take a look at their video report, which includes an interview with Butter Stamos' creator, Jim Victor, who is also known as "the Jay Z of food art."



Why John Stamos, you ask? Turns out he received the most votes in the Riot Fest poll, thus edging out Andrew W.K. and Oderus Urungus.



Published on September 23rd, 2013 @ 7:04 PM
Swervedriver is about to embark on a short tour of Australia where they'll perform Raise in its entirety, and they're bringing their new single with them! Swervedriver fans in Australia will also have the opportunity to purchase the first Swervedriver release in 15 years at the shows! A vinyl pressing of "Deep Wound" (with backing vocals from Ride's Mark Gardener) will be available to purchase at the shows. The limited edition pressing went on sale through Tym Records a few weeks ago and sold out in less than 24 hours, but copies on red and yellow vinyl will be sold (in limited quantities) at the upcoming shows.

Also, looks like Australia lucks out even more, because, well, just read this official tweet:



Swoon! Dates for the Australian tour are posted below. For more on Swervedriver visit the official site here.

SEP 26 Brisbane, The Zoo
SEP 27 Sydney, Metro Theatre
SEP 28 Melbourne, Corner Hotel
SEP 29 Melbourne, Northcote Social Club
OCT 02 Adelaide, The Gov
OCT 03 Perth, Rosemont

"Deep Wound"



Meanwhile, Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody premiered the official video for "Asha," the lead track from the brilliant new album Black Horses. Check out the video below:



Black Horses was released in July and is available on iTunes, Amazon, and Goodnight Records. Catch up with Adam Franklin & Bolts of Melody here.

Published on September 23rd, 2013 @ 6:12 AM
The Replacements wrapped up their three-date reunion tour at Riot Fest in Denver on September 21st. So far no word on whether there's plans for more reunion dates or recordings, but at this point, anything's possible.  For those who were unable to catch the Replacements at Riot Fest, video from all three gigs are available to stream below:

"Little Mascara" (Riot Fest Denver)



"Can't Hardly Wait" (Riot Fest Denver)



"Kiss Me On The Bus"



Video of full show (Riot Fest Chicago)



"Androgynous" (Riot Fest Toronto)



"I.O.U." (Riot Fest Toronto)



Audio of full show (Riot Fest Toronto)



Published on September 23rd, 2013 @ 6:10 AM
Kitchens of Distinction return with Folly, their first new album in 19 years, on September 30th. This Wednesday, September 25th, 3 Loop Music hosts an hourlong Q & A session with Julian Swales. The chat takes place on Twitter at 1pm ET/6pm BST. Swales, by the way, also compiled a playlist of his favorite film/soundtrack songs which you can check out here.

Stream the new single "Japan To Jupiter" below and grab a free download here.  Pre-order Folly through iTunes, Amazon, and 3 Loop Music.





Published on September 23rd, 2013 @ 6:10 AM
Last week Chromeo shared the trailer for their forthcoming album White Women, which included a snippet of the new single, "Over Your Shoulder." The band has now debuted the full version of "Over Your Shoulder" and it's awesome.  Take a listen below:



Chromeo recently revealed on Reddit that the new album includes several guests including Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend, Toro Y Moi, Solange, and Pat Mahoney from LCD Soundsystem.  The band also explained during their AMA why they named the new record White Women:

"We chose the title because it's the name of the first Helmut Newton book. He's a huge influence on us...you know, the legs, that 80s sexy look. And we thought the title was ballsy, funny, was going to get people thinking. Our music always blurred boundaries between past and present (is it retro? is it modern? is it both?) and now we want to blur boundaries between gender and race as well.

"We actually don't have a thing for White Women. It's a reference to the first Helmut Newton book. He's a huge influence on us -- legs and all. And we thought the title was funny and sexy in a Roxy Music kid of way."

Chromeo hasn't announced the release date for the new album yet, though it will likely be out before the end of the year.  For more on Chromeo, visit the official site here.

Published on September 23rd, 2013 @ 6:10 AM

2013/09/22

On September 24th, Nirvana's 20th anniversary edition of In Utero will be released.  To celebrate the anniversary, VH1 Classic will air the concert special Nirvana: Live & Loud on September 23rd at 8PM ET. The Live & Loud concert, which originally aired on MTV in 1993, will be included in the super deluxe boxset edition of In Utero, and is also available to purchase separately.



By the way, Seattle fans might want to keep the DVR rolling after VH1 Classic airs the Nirvana Live & Loud episode, because according to network's schedule, Mad Season's live DVD Mad Season: Live at the Moore will air afterward at 9PM ET.

Published on September 22nd, 2013 @ 8:50 PM
The Pixies were interviewed by the Wall Street Journal last week prior to their series of NYC shows. The band was asked to comment on Pitchfork's less than glowing review of the newly released Pixies EP 1 (the 'Fork gave the EP a 1 out of 10). Black Francis revealed he hadn't read the Pitchfork review of the EP, and kind of dryly poked fun at the blog:

"It's a blog, right? It's strictly online...it's called Pitchfork, so to me that says it all. They're a critique blog and they're called Pitchfork...so they've psychologically prepared everyone."

The Pixies were also asked about the departure of Kim Deal, and they said her decision to leave the band threw them "for a loop" but they were able to recover quickly.

Watch the video interview with Black Francis, Joey Santiago, and David Lovering below. Note that the interview below is an excerpt from a larger interview that WSJ will be posting in full soon.



The Pixies play the Roundhouse in London on September 25th as part of the iTunes Festival and the full show streams live starting at 4pm ET. For more info visit the festival's website.

Video from the Pixies' 9/9 show at the El Rey in Los Angeles is posted below:





Published on September 22nd, 2013 @ 6:20 PM
The Clash box set Sound System was released earlier in the month, and over the last week or so, the surviving members of the band have been doing interviews and promotional events to celebrate the release.  On September 20th, Mick Jones & Paul Simonon answered fan questions during an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit. Scroll through the full archive here, and check out responses to selected questions from the session below:

Recount a favorite anecdote about Joe Strummer:

"I love about Joe about saving a guy drowning. Around the time we started hanging out together. That's just how he was." (Mick Jones)

"We used to write, after the Clash, he used to come up to London and my place. Get a couple bottles of wine and we would lie on either side and spin music through the night. One of us one would fall asleep and the record was still spinning and the empty bottles of wine. Nice shared moments of shared music and just listening to music. We were listening to Lee Hazelwood, Reggae stuff, latin stuff... all sorts of stuff" (Paul Simonon)

Most influential punk band besides the Clash:

"The Slits, The Sex Pistols"

On how Simonon hooked up with Damon Albarn for the side project the Good, the Bad and the Queen:

"I got a phone call, Damon was in the studio working on some ideas. He felt there was something missing. Somehow he came up with with my name. We arranged to meet. Maybe doing some music, let's see how this goes. Then we are on tour, to doing more stuff. Mick came in for the Gorillaz and doing the tour."

On whether there will be any other unreleased Clash material:

"The answer is no."

Most memorable show/performance:

"Hamburg. The 2nd time we played, the audience were frozen the entire show. THe reason was because surrounding them was police with sub machine guns around the audience. Suddenly a human pyramid was created, guys that had come off a British Navy ship. To come see us. Cheering sailors and then the frozen crowd.

"The Beatles played there too, John Lennon used to wear a toilet seat around him in performances."

On the song "Radio Clash"

"Maybe the idea was like going radio to the world at the time. It might be connected partly to London, where we had pirate broadcasts, about communication. The tradition of pirate radio with ships before. Regulations. So many radio stations, the ideal of being a pirate and being connected to the community."

If it was harder to write/sing about poverty & working class after the Clash found fame:

"When you get like money and a big house, it does seem difficult. So don't get any of those things and you should be alright.  It depends on your viewpoint and what you have to say about your environment. After a while we can sing about being on support, but something that we had shared.

It was only a certain amount of stories you can sing about. It's the way you tell them. The stories the remain the same, it's the human experience."

Sound System from the Clash is available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

Published on September 22nd, 2013 @ 4:43 PM

Mazzy Star return with Seasons of Your Day, their first new album in 17 years, on September 24th. Stream the album in full ahead of its release over at NPR now and pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon. Meanwhile the official video for the album's first single, "California," debuted this week on Pitchfork. Watch it below:



Don't miss Mazzy Star on tour in North America this November. Dates for the full tour are posted below:

11/03 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/04 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune
11/06 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
11/07 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/10 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
11/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/13 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
11/15 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
11/16 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/17 - Montreal, QB @ Club Soda
11/19 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/20 - New York @ Terminal 5
11/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/23 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore

Published on September 22nd, 2013 @ 8:00 PM
On September 16th, Placebo celebrated the release of their new album Loud Like Love with a global live streaming event Loud Like Love TV. The show included a live performance, "Placebo IQ," plus interviews with the band and those who worked on Loud Like Love.  The archive of the full show is now available to stream below. The album Loud Like Love is out now and available to purchase over at iTunes and Amazon and the full record is streaming in full over at Rolling Stone.



Published on September 22nd, 2013 @ 7:57 AM
The Pixies appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 16th and played two songs: "Bagboy," which was released as a free single in June, and "Indie Cindy" from the newly released EP 1. If you missed the performance on Fallon, check out the archive below.





Published on September 22nd, 2013 @ 7:55 AM

2013/09/14

Placebo's new album Loud Like Love will be released in North America on September 17th, but fans in the U.S. can stream the album in full early, exclusively over at Rolling Stone.

Loud Like Love will be released in the U.K. on Monday, September 16th and to celebrate Placebo partnered with Google and You Tube to hold a 90 minute streaming event called Loud Like Love TV. Placebo is first band ever to curate, produce and stream a live global television show, and they'll be utilizing three different You Tube studios worldwide (London, Los Angeles, and Japan - the first time all three studios have been linked). The band posted the schedule of events, which includes live performances, band trivia, contests and more on the official Placebo website. The show kicks off at 3pm ET/8pm BST and will stream here.



Published on September 14th, 2013 @ 9:59

2013/09/13

Less than 24 hours after announcing Morrissey's publishing deal with Penguin had been scrapped, it appears the two sides have come to terms and Morrissey's autobiography will indeed be published. True To You posted a brief "clarification" stating that Penguin will be publishing the book in the U.K. within the next few weeks (instead of the original September 16th publish date). Read the clarification below:

"The publication of Morrissey's Autobiography remains with Penguin Books. This is a deal for the UK and Europe, but Morrissey has no contract with a publisher for the U.S. or any other territory. As of 13 September, Morrissey and Penguin (UK) remain determined to publish within the next few weeks."

The original statement from September 12th, which indicated the deal had fallen through is posted below:

"Although Morrissey's Autobiography was set to be available throughout the UK on September 16th, a last-minute content disagreement between Penguin Books and Morrissey has caused the venture to collapse. No review copies were printed, and Morrissey is now in search of a new publisher."

Published September 13th, 2013 @ 8:36 PM

Storms blew through the metro Detroit area on Wednesday night, but that didn't put a damper on the festivities at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Peter Hook and the Light, who just kicked off the North American leg of his tour, brought the house down playing classic New Order albums Movement and Power, Corruption and Lies to fans in Detroit. And what a show it was!

The night began with opening act Slaves of Venus which --SURPRISE!--was Hooky and the Light performing a short Joy Division set which included "Disorder," "New Dawn Fades," and "Heart & Soul." The band left the stage for a few moments, then returned for the main set: Movement and Power, Corruption and Lies. Hooky played both albums from start to finish, threw in a few New Order rarities ("Homage" and "Cries & Whispers"), and ended the show with a stellar three song encore: "Ceremony," "Temptation," and "Blue Monday." 

The show was an unquestionable treat for fans. Though Hooky said very little to the crowd, it was obvious he was having a blast onstage. At times during the show (and especially the encore), he'd step onto an amp while jamming out on bass and fans (including myself) ate it all up. Every now and then he'd mess up the lyrics a bit but no one cared (he had a big lyric book on the stage and flipped the pages between songs, though he didn't really reference it during the songs). At the very end of the show, probably the most unexpected thing ever: Hooky pulled a Morrissey move and ripped off his shirt, then threw it out into the crowd. 

Overall this is a must see tour for Joy Division and New Order fans, especially considering most of the material hasn't been played live for YEARS. Critics might say Hooky's vocals sound a bit different than the original recordings, but honestly, he does such a fantastic job musically, that the difference in vocals just doesn't matter. Hooky is outstanding bass player and it's truly magical to see him live in action. Watching him rock out is breathtaking and a massive reminder of what's missing in the current New Order lineup.

Don't miss this tour if it's coming to your city.  Peter Hook is a legend.



Photo of Joy Division setlist (my friend snagged the actual setlist!)


Photo of New Order setlist


Full show setlist:

01. New Dawn Fades
02. Day Of The Lords
03. Disorder
04. Shadowplay
05. These Days
06. Heart & Soul
07. In A Lonely Place

01. Homage
02. Procession
03. Dreams Never End
04. Truth
05. Senses
06. Chosen Time
07. ICB
08. The Him
09. Doubts Even Here
10. Denial

01. Cries & Whispers
02. Age Of Consent
03. We All Stand
04. The Village
05. 586
06. Your Silent Face
07. Ultraviolence
08. Ecstasy
09. Leave Me Alone
10. The Beach

Encore:

01. Ceremony
02. Temptation
03. Blue Monday

FYI, Peter Hook released a live album recorded at one of the first Movement/Power, Corruption and Lies gig back in January at the Manchester Cathedral.  Purchase the album here.  Meanwhile a 1102/2011 12" featuring Rowetta will be released on limited edition vinyl on September 24th.  Pre-order here.

North American tour itinerary

September 13th - NYC @ Webster Hall
September 14th - Philadelphia @ The Trocadero
September 15th - Chicago @ Riot Fest (Joy Division set)
September 15th - Chicago @ Double Door (New Order set)
September 17th - Austin @ The Belmont
September 18th - Montreal @ Club Soda
September 19th - Toronto @ The Hoxton
September 21st - Los Angeles @ Henry Fonda Theater
September 23rd - Vancouver @ Venue
September 25th - Seattle @ Decibel Festival
September 26th - Portland @ Wonder Ballroom
September 27th - San Francisco @ Mezzanine
September 28th - Denver @ Gothic Theater
September 30th - Mexico City @ Auditorio Lunario

Published on September 13th, 2013 @ 5:53 AM
UPDATE (9/13 @ 8:30 PM): Morrissey and Penguin have patched things up and the book will be released this autumn

Bad news for fans hoping to read Morrissey's much anticipated autobiography. According to True To You, the previously announced publishing deal with Penguin has fallen through:

"Although Morrissey's Autobiography was set to be available throughout the UK on September 16th, a last-minute content disagreement between Penguin Books and Morrissey has caused the venture to collapse. No review copies were printed, and Morrissey is now in search of a new publisher."

Meanwhile, Morrissey's concert film Morrissey 25: Live will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital video in North America on October 22nd. Pre-order the DVD or Blu Ray from Amazon here. Other pre-order options from Eagle Rock Entertainment will be available starting September 27th. Morrissey 25: Live was shot at Morrissey's Hollywood Hills show on March 2nd, and premiered on the big screen last month. Several screenings are scheduled to take place in the coming months. The two Detroit area screenings take place February 26th at 2 pm and 7:30 pm at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts in West Bloomfield.



Published on September 13th, 2013 @ 5:05 AM

2013/09/11

Mark Lanegan returns with his covers album Imitations on September 17th in North America and a day earlier in the rest of the world. Lanegan previously stated that he's always wanted to record an album full of songs that give off a vibe similar to classic artists he grew up listening to in the late 60s and 70s. On Imitations Lanegan tackled originals by Nick Cave, Hall & Oates, Greg Dulli/Twilight Singers, John Cale, and songs made famous by Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, and others. Imitations is streaming in full ahead of its release this week over at the Quietus. Pre-order Imitations on iTunes and Amazon and stream the album in full here.

Lanegan previously covered a fantastic version of Willie Nelson's "She's Not For You" for the 1996 tribute album Twisted Willie: A Tribute To Willie Nelson. Check out the official video for "She's Not For You" below:



Published on September 11th, 2013 @ 11:03 AM

2013/09/10

Though the new album from Chromeo doesn't have a release date yet, seems it's only a matter of time before the disco/funk kings unleash it. The band just shared the trailer for White Women, which includes a pretty long clip of the sexy, smooth track "Over The Shoulder," and ends with the promise of the new album "coming soon."  Prepare yourself, and enjoy...



Published on September 10th, 2013 @ 8:32 PM
The Pixies officially kicked off their world tour in Los Angeles last night at the El Rey in Hollywood. The band played some new songs, dusted off some old gems, and even played a few covers. Fan filmed video from last night's show is available to view below and video from Friday's secret warm up show is posted here. The Pixies are back for two more shows at the El Rey this week before heading to Chicago for Riot Fest on Sunday, September 15th.  Single day tickets for Riot Fest are still available here.

ALSO: Don't miss the Pixies on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday, September 16th.









09/10 - Los Angeles @ El Rey Theater
09/11 - Los Angeles @ El Rey Theater
09/12 - Los Angeles @ Mayan Theater
09/15 - Chicago @ Riot Fest
09/17 - New York @ Bowery Ballroom
09/18 - New York @ Bowery Ballroom
09/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/20 - New York @ Bowery Ballroom
09/25 - London @ Roundhouse/iTunes Festival
09/29 - Paris, France @ Olympia
09/30 - Paris, France @ Olympia
10/02 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
10/03 - Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
10/05 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
10/06 - Amsterdam, Holland @ Paradiso
10/08 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
10/09 - Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
10/10 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Hall
10/11 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Hall
11/01 - Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer
11/02 - Geneva, Switzerland @ Geneva
11/04 - Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
11/05 - Toulouse, France @ Le Phare
11/07 - Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
11/08 - Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
11/09 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
11/11 - Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
11/13 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falkoner
11/14 - Oslo, Norway @ Sentrum Scene
11/15 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Munchen Brewery
11/18 - Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
11/19 - Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia
11/21 - Manchester, U.K. @ Apollo
11/22 - Glasgow, U.K. @ Barrowland
11/24 - London, U.K. @ Hammersmith Apollo
11/25 - London, U.K. @ Hammersmith Apollo

Published on September 10th, 2013 @ 6:07 AM
Arcade Fire debuted the single and video for the title track to their new double album Reflektor yesterday.  Reflektor was produced by James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and will be released in North America on October 29th. The single "Reflektor," featuring guest backing vocals from David Bowie, is available now as a digital download, and the full album is available to pre-order through the band's official website, iTunes, and Amazon.  Check out the Anton Corbijn directed video for "Reflektor" below:



Later today, tune in to BBC Radio 1 with Zane Lowe to hear an exclusive interview with Win Butler.  Lowe's show airs from 2pm - 4pm ET and streams live here.

Finally, last night Arcade Fire played a show at a Montreal salsa club under the name The Reflektors. Footage of the band entering the venue wearing the papier-mâché heads utilized in the "Reflektor" music video can be viewed below via the CBC:


Published on September 10th, 2013 @ 6:02 AM
Placebo return with the new album Loud Like Love next week (September 17th in North America and September 16th internationally). To celebrate the release, Placebo has teamed up with You Tube and Google to hold a live streaming event September 16th at 3pm ET/8pm BST.  Loud Like Love TV includes a live session with Placebo, interviews with those involved with making the album, contests, and other surprises.  The first of its kind global tv event streams live from London through Placebo's You Tube channel.  Watch the trailer for Loud Like Love TV below and pre-order the album through Amazon.





Published on September 10th, 2013 @ 5:25 AM

2013/09/09

Ran into this gem today - the music video for Ian McCulloch's classic Candleland track "Proud To Fall" with an intro clip featuring the legendary Paul Westerberg of the Replacements. Enjoy.



Published on September 9th, 2013 @ 8:44 PM
Peter Hook kicks off his North American tour tomorrow in Boston and ahead of the tour Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with the legendary bass player. During the interview Hooky dropped a piece of sad news:  apparently negotiations to obtain the lost Joy Division/New Order Martin Hannett tapes from Julia Adamson (the person who "rescued" the masters) didn't go so well. Hooky told the magazine he offered Adamson a "substantial reward" but she decided the amount wasn't enough:

“It was like someone finding a Pharoah’s tomb,” Hook says. “This cache of Joy Division tapes had been unearthed by this wonderful knight in shining armor. Unfortunately, she’s now holding them ransom.”

Hook also revealed that he's about halfway done with his New Order memoir, and unlike his Joy Division book, this one was somewhat harder mentally for him to write:

"There was a wonkiness about New Order that got worse and worse and worse up until the split. There were a lot of financial problems we had to go through with Factory and The Hacienda. And there were a lot of power struggles within New Order that weren’t very pleasant and aren’t very pleasant to remember."

Read the full interview with Peter Hook over at Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, fans of Movement and Power, Corruption and Lies should read Hooky's interview with Vanyaland as most of the interview is about the first two New Order albums (which he'll be performing in full during the North American tour).  Hooky discussed Martin Hannett's production on Movement, said he considers Movement to be a Joy Division record with New Order vocals, and reveals his favorite song to play live is "Leave Me Alone" from Power, Corruption and Lies.  Read the full interview here.

Don't miss Peter Hook live when he plays the Magic Bag in Ferndale on Wednesday. Hooky will also appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on September 12th. The tour itinerary is posted below:

September 10th - Boston @ Paradise Rock Club
September 11th - Ferndale @ Magic Bag
September 13th - NYC @ Webster Hall
September 14th - Philadelphia @ The Trocadero
September 15th - Chicago @ Riot Fest (Joy Division set)
September 15th - Chicago @ Double Door (New Order set)
September 17th - Austin @ The Belmont
September 18th - Montreal @ Club Soda
September 19th - Toronto @ The Hoxton
September 21st - Los Angeles @ Henry Fonda Theater
September 23rd - Vancouver @ Venue
September 25th - Seattle @ Decibel Festival
September 26th - Portland @ Wonder Ballroom
September 27th - San Francisco @ Mezzanine
September 28th - Denver @ Gothic Theater
September 30th - Mexico City @ Auditorio Lunario

Peter Hook released a live album recorded at one of the first Movement/Power, Corruption and Lies gig back in January at the Manchester Cathedral.  Purchase the album here.  Meanwhile a 1102/2011 12" featuring Rowetta will be released on limited edition vinyl on September 24th.  Pre-order here.





Published on September 9th, 2013 @ 2:27 PM
Mazzy Star return with the new album Seasons of Your Day on September 24th, and the band will be hitting the road for a tour of North America in November in support of the album. Tickets for the November 15th stop at the Majestic Theater in Detroit, go on sale September 14th. Confirmed dates are posted below the new Mazzy Star song, "California."



11/03 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/04 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune
11/06 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
11/07 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/10 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
11/12 - Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
11/13 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theater
11/15 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
11/16 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/17 - Montreal, QB @ Club Soda
11/19 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
11/20 - New York @ Terminal 5
11/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/23 - Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore

Published on September 9th, 2013 @ 12:40 PM

Erasure confirmed the November release of the Christmas album Snow Globe today, and they also shared the cover art for the album (posted above).  The following info was provided in the band's newsletter:

"The new Erasure album will be called Snow Globe, and it's a collection of thirteen original compositions and seasonal classics. The album will be released on 11th November 2013 in the UK, and within a day or two of that date everywhere else. Snow Globe isn't a Christmas album in the traditional sense, and the press release for the album sums it up better than I can by describing the album as being "possessed of something more in the wistfully, strangely subdued celebratory mould of recent seasonal albums by Tracey Thorn and Kate Bush." Not that Snow Globe sounds like either of those records of course, Snow Globe is 110% pure Erasure and I promise that you're going to love it."

The first single from the album is a cover of the Medieval carol, "Gaudete," which will be released prior to Snow Globe (likely sometime in October).  Erasure won't tour to promote the album this year, but they are currently considering tour opportunities in 2014.

Links to purchase Snow Globe will be provided once they are available.  In the meantime, visit the official Erasure site to catch up with the band.

Published on September 9th, 2013 @ 10:38 AM
A permanent tribute to Tony Wilson (Factory Records/Hacienda) is coming soon to the city of Manchester. The tribute came about after the idea was proposed to city council bosses by politician John Leech, and according to the Manchester Evening News, the council approved a memorial as part of a new art center development project. The article states that "a street or public square at the First Street cultural hub will be named after the music mogul once the development is complete." The center is expected to be complete in spring 2015. Read the full report here.

So far, Peter Hook is the first member of the Manchester music community to comment on the memorial. He tweeted "this is great news and long overdue." He also recently made the following comments about Tony Wilson and Joy Division in an interview with Noozhawk:

"Tony Wilson was indeed crucial to Joy Division. He believed in us, he backed us, he signed us. Without him it would not have happened. We will all be forever indebted to him."

Another movement is underway to erect a mural or statue in Macclesfield, England to honor Ian Curtis.  Read more about that here, and follow Ian Curtis Statue on Twitter.

Published on September 9th, 2013 @ 10:38 AM


2013/09/07

The Pixies were scheduled to kick off their world tour on September 9th in Los Angeles, but they ended up playing a secret warm up show in L.A. last night at the Echo. The band performed a set that included material from the newly released EP 1, the live debut of "Bagboy," some unreleased new material, and fan favorites. Check out some fan filmed footage from the show below and for those who haven't checked out the new Pixies EP, download it here.









Published on September 7th, 2013 @ 12:13

2013/09/05

Yuck recorded a cover of New Order's classic Power, Corruption & Lies track "Age Of Consent" for RAK and shared it today on their You Tube channel. Check out the cover below:



Yuck's cover, by the way, will not appear on their forthcoming album Glow & Behold.  The band's new album is out October 1st in North America and arrives a day earlier internationally. Pre-order the release now on Amazon.  FYI, Yuck is still offering a free download of the My Bloody Valentine-esque song "Rebirth" here.

Meanwhile, fans who'd be more interested in hearing "Age Of Consent" by Peter Hook...don't forget, Hooky is about to kick off his North American Movement & Power, Corruption and Lies tour next week!  The tour kicks off September 10th in Boston and plays Detroit on September 11th.  Tickets for the Detroit show (at the Magic Bag in Ferndale) are available here.  To see the full tour itinerary, click the poster below to enlarge or visit Hooky's official site.


Published September 5th, 2013 @ 8:53 PM

Bono from U2 was interviewed on Irish radio on Tuesday to discuss the recent passing of poet Seamus Heaney as well as his mission in Africa. At the end of the 20 minute interview, Bono gave fans a status update on the new U2 album.  According to Bono, the new album won't be out this year (which corroborates Steve Lillywhite's recent comments on the matter). Here's Bono's reply to host Pat Kenny's question of, "back in the studio, finished, or what?":

"The band? We're nearly there, I think, though this can change. There's no, there's no sense in the band offer any commitment to any release schedule, any...to anything. They just, they just want to be really, make some great music, and...but I think we're nearly there. And once we're there, we'll know it. I'd like to think that next year, there'll be a U2 release. And, I mean, it sounds like we've been (faffing?) around but actually, what we just, what just happened is we've just got lost in the music and went right back to why we wanted to be in the band in the first place. Listen to the music of the mid 70s, punk rock, electronica...we're really sort of beginning again. I mean, I know we do this periodically, but you have to, and...so it's very different, very fresh sound, and some beautiful songs, big hooks, and yeah, you'll be sick of us."

So there you have it. The U2 record is far from complete.  Stream the full audio archive of the interview here.  Forward to ~ 20 minutes in to hear Bono tell a story about dancing Saturday Night Fever-style next to John Travolta at an Oscar party, and directly afterward he launches into the discussion about the new album.  Via Alan Cross.

In other U2 related news, Rolling Stone is reporting Adam Clayton got married yesterday.

Published on September 5th, 2013 @ 5:52 AM