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2014/09/30


The Breeders performed a handful of shows live recently and just as the band promised, they debuted some new material at the shows. Watch the Breeders perform a new song titled "All Nerve," another (untitled) song written by Josephine Wiggs, plus Kim Deal's solo single, "Walking With A Killer" from the band's recent show in Hollywood below. No word on when recorded new material from the Breeders might be released, though Kim Deal recently told Rolling Stone that they're planning to record some new songs with Steve Albini once their mini-tour of North America is complete.









Published September 30th, 2014 @ 10:47 PM




KMFDM is set to return with a new studio album titled Our Time Will Come on October 14th. The follow up to 2013's Kunst features 10 tracks, including the first single, "Salvation" which the band premiered today. Stream "Salavation" and check out the tracklisting for the record below. Pre-order Our Time Will Come through iTunes and Amazon.



01. Genau
02. Shake The Cage
03. Respekt
04. Our Time Will Come
05. Salvation
06. Blood Vs. Money
07. Get The Tongue Wet
08. Brainwashed
09. Playing God
10. Make Your Stand

Published September 30th, 2014 @ 9:06 PM

Peter Hook kicked off his Low Life/Brotherhood tour in the U.K. last week, which sees Hook and his band the Light performing both New Order albums in full along with other beloved (and rarely played) songs from the band's rich catalog. U.K. site Gigwise caught up with Hooky at a recent show and asked him to give fans some insight into a few classic songs from Joy Division and New Order, and he was happy to oblige.  Take a look at the video interview here.



Don't miss Peter Hook on tour in North America this November.  Tickets for all of the shows, including the November 13th stop at the Magic Bag in Ferndale, are on sale now.  Note: Hook plays a set of Joy Division songs as the opening act for the Low Life/Brotherhood tour.



11/02 -- Mexico City, MX @ Jose Cuervo Salon (Unknown Pleasures show)
11/04 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
11/06 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
11/07 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/08 -- Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
11/10 -- Montreal, QC @ Theater Tellus
11/11 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/13 -- Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
11/14 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/15 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
11/17 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
11/18 -- Seattle, WA @ Nuemos
11/20 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/21 -- San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
11/22 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
11/24 -- Pomona, CA @ The Lighthouse (Movement/Power, Corruption & Lies show)
11/25 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (Unknown Pleasures show)
11/26 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
11/28 -- Honolulu, HI @ The Republik

Published September 30th, 2014 @ 7:46 PM

Temples are touring North America in support of the album Sun Structures. To coincide with the tour the band released a four song live EP titled Mesmerize and yesterday they made their afternoon TV debut on the Ellen show where they performed "Shelter Song." Take a look at their Ellen performance below along with the live-in-studio version of "Mesmerize" from the EP.





Temples is releasing a special version of their critically acclaimed album Sun Structures this fall. The expanded set includes a bonus disc featuring a trippy 42 minute mix of Temples' songs reinterpreted by electro project Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve (aka Erol Alkan and Richard Norris). The collection is titled Sun Restructured and will be released on November 10th.

Temples North American tour

10/01 -- Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
10/03 -- Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/07 -- Houston, TX @ House of Blues/Bronze Peacock
10/08 -- Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/10 -- Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/12 -- Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital
10/14 -- Kansas city, MO @ Riot Room
10/15 -- St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
10/16 -- Chicago, IL @ Park West
10/17 -- Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
10/18 -- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
10/20 -- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/24 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/25 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/27 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/28 -- Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
10/29 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
10/30 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West

Published September 30th @ 6:54 AM

2014/09/29


Here's a fun way to begin Monday -- enjoy a vintage Shasta commercial featuring music by Al Jourgensen. The ad is from 1983, when Jourgensen was in his "British Al" phase (years before Jesus built his hotrod). Enjoy...



Published September 29th, 2014 @ 5:49 AM

2014/09/28


J Mascis released his solo album Tied To A Star in August and kicked off his North American tour in support of the album this week. During the Philadelphia stop, Mascis performed his cover of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You." Copies of his 2013 studio recording of the cover are long gone (the limited edition picture disc was released in conjunction with Dinosaur Jr's purple shoe last year), so it's at least nice that Mascis is performing the cover in concert. Check out "Fade Into You" below via Bulbs of Passion.

J Mascis will be in the Detroit area October 13th at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. The full tour itinerary is posted below.



J Mascis North American Tour

09/30 -- Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
10/01 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
10/02 -- Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/03 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/04 -- Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
10/05 -- St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
10/07 -- Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
10/08 -- Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
10/09 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Minneapolis Institute of Arts
10/10 -- Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
10/11 -- Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
10/13 -- Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
10/14 -- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
10/15 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
10/16 -- Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/17 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
10/18 -- Boston, MA @ Sinclair
11/07 -- Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (Dinosaur Jr)
11/09 -- Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (J Mascis solo)
11/11 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
11/12 -- San Diego, CA @ Casbah
11/13 -- Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar
11/14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
11/15 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
11/16 -- Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu
11/19 -- Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
11/20 -- Portland, Or @ Dante's
11/21 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
11/22 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Published September 28th, 2014 @ 4:43 PM

2014/09/27


Placebo played the iTunes Festival earlier this week in support of Loud Like Love. If you missed the live stream, take a look at the unedited archive while you can below:



Placebo's Brian Molko recently was interviewed by Pacha Magazine and briefly discussed his previous rock & roll lifestyle:

"I enjoyed myself far too much in the late nineties. I developed a reputation for being a tad out of control. I didn’t understand why at the time; perhaps it was my predilection for stumbling around parties with a drink in each hand or being the musician other musicians had to step over in order to leave the party. By the ‘00s, hard drugs had begun to take over. Matters soon became darker. But I rode on valiantly until I came to accept, in around 2005, that such behaviour had become a life-threatening problem and that a complete change of lifestyle was imperative."

Read the full interview here.

Placebo kicks off a short tour of North America in support of Loud Like Love next month. Dates are posted below:

10/08 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
10/09 -- Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore Silver Spring
10/11 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Escape Music Festival
10/12 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/13 -- Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/15 -- Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
10/16 -- Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
10/17 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/20 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/23 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
10/24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

Published September 27th, 2014 @ 9:02 PM

U2 shared the cover art for its new album Songs of Innocence which is posted above. The artwork, which was shot by Glen Luchford, features drummer Larry Mullen Jr protecting his 18 year old son. U2 explains the meaning behind the artwork:

"Songs Of Innocence is the most intimate album we've ever made. With this record we were looking for the raw, naked and personal, to strip everything back.'

The idea of the unique relationship between a parent and child, the image of a father and son, came from the band. The shoot with Larry and his son was initially an experiment but everyone loved it as a visual metaphor for the record.

If you know the album, you'll see the themes in the visual language, how 'holding on to your own innocence is a lot harder than holding on to someone else's."

Songs Of Innocence is available as a free download through iTunes through October 12th. The physical versions of Songs Of Innocence will be released on October 13th -- the standard CD comes with a 24 page booklet, the 2CD deluxe edition includes a 6 song acoustic session; and the 2LP 180 gram white vinyl version includes an alternate mix of "Sleep Like A Baby Tonight." Pre-order the physical versions through Amazon and U2's store.

Published September 27th, 2014 @ 7:52 PM


Mark Lanegan returns with his new solo album Phantom Radio on October 21st. The album includes 10 songs and features similar electronic elements like his 2012 album Blues Funeral (Lanegan utilized a phone app called Funk Box to created the drum sounds on the album.) Take a listen to a new song from the album titled "Harvest Home" below and pre-order Phantom Radio through iTunes, Amazon or Lanegan's official store.  Those who pre-order through iTunes will receive an instant download of Lanegan's EP No Bells On Sunday featuring the song "Sad Lover."





Mark Lanegan North American Tour

10/29 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10/30 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
11/03 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
11/04 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
11/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – Wolf Building
11/08 – New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
11/09 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

Published September 27th, 2014 @ 7:40 PM

Erasure kicked off its tour in support of the new album The Violet Flame earlier this month. Many of the shows, including the Detroit area show October 1st, are sold out, so Erasure teamed up with Yahoo to give fans worldwide a special treat. Tonight's show at the House of Blues in Boston will stream live through Yahoo starting at 8pm ET. The stream is available to access here.

If you haven't listened to The Violet Flame yet, stream the album in full below via Soundcloud. The album can be purchased through iTunes, Amazon, and Pledge Music.





Erasure North American tour

09/27 -- Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
09/28 -- Homestead, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
09/30 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/01 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/03 -- Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
10/04 -- Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
10/05 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
10/08 -- Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
10/10 -- Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
10/11 -- Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
10/12 -- San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center For the Performing Arts
10/14 -- Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
10/15 -- Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
10/17 -- New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
10/18 -- Austin, TX @ ACL Live
10/19 -- Austin, TX @ ACL Live
10/21 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
10/22 -- San Diego, CA @ Humphrey's
10/24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/25 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
10/26 -- Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
10/28 -- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
10/29 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Capitol Theatre
10/31 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Palms Casino Resort
11/01 -- Oakland, CA @ The Fox
12/30 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
12/31 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Published September 27th, 2014 @ 5:07 PM

After a week of teasing fans with pictures on social media, Thom Yorke officially released his blippy new solo album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes. Yorke released the album using a new version of Bit Torrent as an experiment:

"The new Torrent files have a pay gate to access a bundle of files. The files can be anything, but in this case is an 'album'. It's an experiment to see if the mechanics of the system are something that the general public can get its head around.

If it works well it could be an effective way of handing some control of internet commerce back to people who are creating the work. Enabling those people who make either music, video or any other kind of digital content to sell it themselves. Bypassing the self elected gate-keepers.

If it works anyone can do this exactly as we have done.

The torrent mechanism does not require any server uploading or hosting costs or 'cloud' malarkey. It's a self-contained embeddable shop front. The network not only carries the traffic, it also hosts the file. The file is in the network."

Purchase Tomorrow's Modern Boxes as a Bit Torrent bundle here. A deluxe vinyl version of the album pressed on 180 gram white vinyl is also available to order here. The vinyl is pricey (50 dollars U.S.), but comes with a download code (mp3/flac/wav) and is a thing of beauty:

"A record born of silver darkness, pressed onto heavyweight 180g white vinyl completed with undersize 75mm centre labels, housed within heavy white board inner and outer sleeves. These are printed with a metallic silver laminate then multi-tone black and a striking neon green; the whole is enclosed in a bespoke anti-static shield bag - a metallised laminated material usually used by the electronics industry for protecting components from electrostatic interference. The bag is printed with neon green on both sides, and has a resealable grip closure."

Stream the album's first track "a brain in a bottle" plus grab a free download of the song and video here (click link then scroll down the page to the "free" section).

Published September 27th, 2014 @ 4:50 PM

R.E.M. and MTV have partnered to release a six-DVD set titled REMTV on November 24th.  The set compiles R.E.M.'s performances from MTV & VH1 spanning 1983 through 2008 -- MTV Unplugged sessions, VH1 Storytellers, VMA appearances, plus R.E.M.'s 2007 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction -- along with rare live performances which aired on MTV Europe (taped at Viacom sponsored European festivals such as Rock Am Ring and Oxegen).  Additionally, the collection includes new documentary chronicling R.E.M. and MTV's history directed by Alexander Young.

Bertis Downs, R.E.M.'s longtime manager on REMTV

"It occurred to us that there's all this footage of some of the band's absolute career highlights sitting in some MTV vaults in London and New York-- and thanks to a lot of effort and digging and arranging, this is our chance to share that music with various generations of R.E.M. fans in a pretty unique release." 

Viacom Music's Bill Flanagan:

"I don't think anyone realized just how much terrific R.E.M. footage we were sitting on. To gather the best of it in one collection is pretty overwhelming. R.E.M. started great, stayed great and ended great – here's the evidence."

Those who pre-order REMTV through R.E.M.'s store receive a bonus instant download code for R.E.M.'s 2003 MTV Sonic Show in Milan, Italy (mono recording, not included in REMTV set). Take a look at the tracklisting and pre-order REMTV here. Also be sure to check out a vintage clip of MTV's Nina Blackwood interviewing Peter Buck & Mike Mills below.



Disc 1

UNPLUGGED 1991

--Half A World Away
--Disturbance at the Heron House
--Radio Song
--Low
--Perfect Circle
--Fall on Me
--Belong
--Love is All Around
--It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
--Losing My Religion
--Pop Song 89
--Endgame

OUTTAKES 1991

--Fretless
--Swan Swan H
--Rotary Eleven
--Get Up
--World Leader Pretend

UNPLUGGED 2001

--All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)
--Electrolite
--At My Most Beautiful
--Daysleeper
--So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
--Losing My Religion
--Country Feedback
--Cuyahoga
--Imitation of Life
--Find the River

OUTTAKES 2001

--The One I Love
--Disappear
--Beat a Drum
--I've Been High
--I'll Take the Rain
--Sad Professor
--The Great Beyond

Disc 2

VH1 STORYTELLERS

--Electrolite
--Daysleeper
--Losing My Religion
--Perfect Circle
--Sad Professor
--Fall On Me
--I'm Not Over You
--The Apologist
--Man On The Moon

STORYTELLERS – OUTTAKES

--New Test Leper
--Parakeet
--(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
--Suspicion
--Walk Unafraid
--At My Most Beautiful

VMA/EMA/Cutting Edge/Livewire

--(Don't Go Back To) Rockville (The Cutting Edge, 6/84)
--Driver 8 (The Cutting Edge, 6/84)
--Wendell Gee (The Cutting Edge, 6/84)
--Smokin' In The Boys Room (The Cutting Edge, 6/84)
--Time After Time (Annelise)(The Cutting Edge, 6/84)
--Driver 8 (The Cutting Edge, 6/84)
--So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Livewire, 10/83)
--Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) (Livewire, 10/83)
--Losing My Religion (MTV 10th Anniversary special, w/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
--Everybody Hurts (VMA 1993)
--Drive (VMA 1993)
--The Wake-Up Bomb (VMA 1995)
--Daysleeper (European Music Awards 1998)
--Imitation Of Life (European Music Awards 2001)

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION 2007

--Begin The Begin
--Gardening At Night
--Man On The Moon

THE COLBERT REPORT--04/02/08

--Supernatural Superserious

Disc 3

R.E.M. IN DALLAS--(09/19/95)

--I Took Your Name
--What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
--Crush With Eyeliner

R.E.M. UPLINK AT BOWERY BALLROOM--(10/28/98)

--Losing My Religion
--Lotus
--Daysleeper
--E-Bow The Letter
--The Apologist
--So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)
--Walk Unafraid
--Man On The Moon
--Radio Free Europe

LIVE IN COLOGNE--(05/12/01)

--All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)
--The Lifting
--Imitation Of Life
--The One I Love
--She Just Wants To Be
--Walk Unafraid
--Losing My Religion
--Man On The Moon
--Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

LIVE IN COLOGNE OUTTAKES

--What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
--Cuyahoga
--Electrolite
--I’ve Been High
--Find The River
--I’ll Take The Rain
--At My Most Beautiful
--So. Central Rain (I’m Sorry)

Disc 4

R.E.M. AT THE TABERNACLE, LONDON--(03/02/99)

--Losing My Religion
--Daysleeper
--Walk Unafraid
--Man On The Moon
--What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
--Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

MTV SONIC MILAN--(05/02/01)

--Losing My Religion
--The Great Beyond
--What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
--Daysleeper
--All The Way To Reno (You’re Gonna Be A Star)
--The Lifting
--I’ll Take The Rain
--I’ve Been High
--Man On The Moon
--She Just Wants To Be
--Imitation Of Life

ROCK AM RING--(06/03/05)

--What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
--Leaving New York
--Imitation Of Life
--Electron Blue
--Man On The Moon

ROCK AM RING OUTTAKES

--I Took Your Name
--Bad Day
--Drive
--The Outsiders
--Leave
--Me In Honey
--Wanderlust
--Everybody Hurts
--Electrolite
--Orange Crush
--The One I Love
--Walk Unafraid
--Losing My Religion
--Imitation Of Life
--The Great Beyond
--Animal
--I’m Gonna DJ

Disc 5

LIVE AT ROLLING STONE, MILAN--(03/18/08)

--Living Well Is The Best Revenge
--Drive
--Accelerate
--Hollow Man
--Electrolite
--Houston
--Supernatural Superserious
--Bad Day
--Losing My Religion
--I’m Gonna DJ
--Horse To Water
--Imitation Of Life
--Until The Day Is Done
--Man On The Moon

LIVE AT OXEGEN FESTIVAL--(07/12/08)

--What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
--Drive
--Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
--Man-Sized Wreath
--I’m Gonna DJ
--Supernatural Superserious
--Man On The Moon


R.E.M. IN ATHENS, GREECE--(10/05/08)

--Living Well Is The Best Revenge
--What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
--Drive
--Man-Sized Wreath
--Bad Day
--Electrolite
--(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville
--The Great Beyond
--The One I Love
--Losing My Religion
--Let Me In
--Orange Crush
--Imitation Of Life
--Supernatural Superserious
--Man On The Moon

Disc 6

--R.E.M. BY MTV

--DELETED SCENES

--Peter
--Politics
--Golf
--The Hornblower Affair
--The Year 2000

Published September 27th, 2014 @ 4:20 PM

The Charlatans return with a new single, their first since the death of drummer Jon Brookes, who died of a brain tumor on August 13th, 2013. The song "Talking In Tones" will be released as a limited edition 7" single on September 29th, and a full length album from the band is expected next year. Take a look a the video for "Talking In Tones," starring British actor Nico Mirallegro who plays a "young" Tim Burgess.



Only 500 copies of "Talking In Tones will be pressed. Obtain a copy from Norman Records or Piccadilly Records.

Published September 27th, 2014 @ 2:53 PM

2014/09/24


Depeche Mode's album Some Great Reward celebrates its 30th birthday today. The album was released on September 24th, 1984 and still sounds amazing. If you haven't given the record a spin in some time, take a moment or two to cherish its synthy goodness...



Here's a clip telling a bit of the story behind the recording of  "Somebody"



Documentary on the making of Some Great Reward (warning: includes distorted/crackly audio)



Published September 24th, 2014 @ 5:14 PM

2014/09/22


Placebo is performing at the iTunes Festival on September 23rd in support of its 2013 album Loud Like Love. The live stream is available to view for free worldwide on iTunes and Apple TV starting at 3pm ET with The Mirror Trap opening the show.  Placebo's set is scheduled to begin around 4pm ET.  For more details on the iTunes Festival, visit the official site here.

UPDATE (9/27): A rip of the unedited archive of Placebo's performance at the iTunes Festival is available to view below



Placebo's Brian Molko recently was interviewed by Pacha Magazine and briefly discussed his previous rock & roll lifestyle:

"I enjoyed myself far too much in the late nineties. I developed a reputation for being a tad out of control. I didn’t understand why at the time; perhaps it was my predilection for stumbling around parties with a drink in each hand or being the musician other musicians had to step over in order to leave the party. By the ‘00s, hard drugs had begun to take over. Matters soon became darker. But I rode on valiantly until I came to accept, in around 2005, that such behaviour had become a life-threatening problem and that a complete change of lifestyle was imperative."

Read the full interview here.

Placebo kicks off a short tour of North America in support of Loud Like Love next month. Dates are posted below:

10/08 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of the Living Arts
10/09 -- Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore Silver Spring
10/11 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Escape Music Festival
10/12 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/13 -- Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
10/15 -- Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
10/16 -- Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
10/17 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
10/20 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
10/23 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
10/24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

Published September 22nd, 2014 @ 7:12 PM

2014/09/21


As previously reported, a David Bowie touring exhibition featuring over 300 costumes, photographs, album artwork, handwritten lyrics, and more from the official David Bowie Archive will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago from September 23rd through January 4th.  Tickets and more info on attending the exhibit is posted here.

To celebrate the exhibition's arrival in the United States, a documentary tour of the ground breaking exhibition will be screened at select theaters nationwide on September 23rd. David Bowie Is was filmed on the closing night of the exhibition in London and was directed by Hamish Hamilton, the director of the Opening Ceremony at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

"The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the David Bowie is exhibition with special guests including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie’s artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie’s ideas."

All the U.S. screenings take place on September 23rd. The Detroit area screening takes place at the Main Art Theater in Royal Oak. For other cities, or to learn more about the film visit the official site here.



*Fans in Windsor, Ontario: The Cineplex Odeon at Devonshire Mall in Windsor has a screening September 25th and September 27th.

Published September 21st, 2014 @ 7:56 AM

Smashing Pumpkins' 1998 album Adore will be reissued as an expanded set on September 23rd. A 7 disc (6CD/1DVD) boxset compiles 107-tracks, including rarities, demos and outtakes along with a complete live show from Atlanta's Fox Theater. Less expansive editions will also be released including a 90-track deluxe digital edition, double LP set, and single (standard) CD version (the double vinyl version will be released October 7th).  Take a look at the pre-order options here.

The Smashing Pumpkins uploaded the live concert from the collection, which was captured August 4th, 1998 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta. The concert will be available to stream for free through tonight (September 21st). 



Published September 21st, 2014 @ 7:43 AM

2014/09/18


On Tuesday night, Dan Rather interviewed Jack White on his program The Big Interview. Among other subject, White discussed his decision to leave Detroit, his time the White Stripes, and his career. As previously reported, Rather now considers White to be one of the most interesting people he's ever met. Stream the full episode below via Third Man Records.



Published September 18th, 2014 @ 5:55 AM

2014/09/17


Buzzcocks are preparing to drop their ninth studio album , the band's first set of original material since 2006, this autumn. Digital copies of The Way have already been distributed to fans who ordered the album through Pledge Music, and the record will see a wider release through 1-2-3-4 Go! in North America over the next few weeks. The Way will be released digitally in North America on October 6th, and physical copies (CD, vinyl) will be on November 18th. Stream the first single, "It's Not You" and take a look at the official tracklisting for the record below:



01. Keep On Believing
02. People Are Strange Machines
03. The Way
04. In The Back
05. Virtually Real
06. Third Dimension
07. Out Of The Blue
08. Chasing Rainbows / Modern Times
09. It's Not You
10. Saving Yourself

Published September 17th, 2014 @ 8:38 AM

2014/09/16


San Francisco shoegazers Whirr return with their second full length album, Sway, on September 23rd. Fans of swirling, fuzzy, noisey guitars and textured/dreamy vocals should NOT overlook this album -- it's without question one of the strongest releases of the year. Stream Sway ahead of its release this week over at Pitchfork and pre-order the album through Graveface Records or Amazon.

Bonus: Amazon is offering a free mp3 download of the track "Mumble" all this month right here.

Whirr is currently on the road in North America. Go see them:

09/16 –- New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster Hall
09/17 –- Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
09/18 –- Hamden, CT @ The Space
09/19 –- Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
09/20 –- Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
09/21 –- Cleveland, OH @ Mahall
09/22 –- Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
09/23 –- Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
09/24 –- St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
09/25 –- Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
09/26 –- Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Collective
09/27 –- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
09/28 –- Boise, ID @ The Crux
09/29 –- Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
09/30 –- Vancouver, BC @ The Electric Owl
10/01 –- Portland, WA @ Slabtown







Whirr's previous album Pipe Dreams is also pretty amazing and can be streamed via Bandcamp below:



Published September 16th, 2014 @ 5:26 PM

Mark Lanegan announced his first full-band tour since 2012. Dates for the tour are posted below and tickets for all of the shows go on sale Friday, September 19th. Lanegan will be hitting the road in support of his new album Phantom Radio, which arrives October 21st. The album is available to pre-order now, and those who pre-order the album through iTunes will receive Lanegan's No Bells On Sunday EP as an immediate free download.



North American tour

10/29 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune
10/30 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
11/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
11/03 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
11/04 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
11/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
11/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – Wolf Building
11/08 – New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
11/09 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall

Published September 16th, 2014 @ 4:54 PM

2014/09/15


Jack White was interviewed recently by Dan Rather for the show The Big Interview. In the episode, which airs tomorrow night, White discussed his difficult decision to leave Detroit.

He told Rather, "it always felt like my home. Detroit, I always imagined I was going to be there my whole life. But the Rust Belt area...those are really cynical towns. When you’re in that kind of cynical environment, it’s hard for people to understand how to relate, and it was definitely hard for me to understand how to relate back to everybody, because I didn’t really know what else I could do for them."

Watch a short clip from the interview below and watch the episode with White tomorrow (September 16th) at 8PM on AXS TV. As you'll see in the second interview clip below, Rather reveals that came away from the interview thinking White may be one of the most interesting people he's ever met.

UPDATE (9/18): The full interview with White is now available to view:









Published September 15th, 2014 @ 4:55 PM


The Pixies premiered the official video today for "Ring The Bell." The song is featured on the band's new album Indie Cindy, which was released earlier this year.

The story behind the video is an interesting one -- in 2005 two film students, Lital Mizel and Adi Frimmerman, shot a video of themselves lip synching the Pixies song "Hey."  Their video ended up going viral and captured the attention of the band (to date the video has over 33 million views on You Tube). The Pixies met the women earlier this year at a concert and offered them the opportunity to create the video for "Ring The Bell" and the rest is history.  Watch the video starring Mizel and Frimmerman below via Radio.





Published September 15th, 2014 @ 10:24 AM

2014/09/11


An Oasis fan site is reporting that Noel Gallagher's new album is due out in March 2015. The report also suggests the album will be preceded by two singles, the first of which will be out before year's end.



Please note that this news has not been confirmed elsewhere, however it does seem likely that Gallagher's new record will be out sometime next year. Back in February, his associate Mark Coyle (who co-produced Definitely Maybe) told NME that Gallagher had written between 50 to 60 songs for the new record:

"It's pouring out of him and he’s currently whittling it all down into an album. The new record will be seismic. It's so explosive that, on the day it comes out, Virgin Trains won’t be able to cope with all the people trying to flee the chaos."

"Noel's new album is fucking great...That boy is from a different planet, and even the fans won't believe how utterly amazing it is."

Meanwhile (What's the Story) Morning Glory will be reissued September 30th as part of the Chasing the Sun: Oasis in the 90s series. Stream a few bonus tracks from the reissue below:







Published September 11th, 2014 @ 7:37 PM

[Post updated after Young's death confirmed]

Primal Scream guitarist Robert "Throb" Young has died at the age of 49.  According to reports police discovered Young's body in his flat in Sussex, England on September 9th and are not considering his death suspicious.

Primal Scream issued the following statement:

"We have lost our comrade and brother Robert Young.
A beautiful and deeply soulful man.
He was an irreplaceable talent, much admired amongst his peers,
In the words of Johnny Marr "Throb with a gold top Les Paul -unbeatable"

He was a true rock and roller. He walked the walk.
He had "Heart & Soul" tattooed on his arm and I'm sure on his heart too.
He once said to me "When we go onstage it's a war between us and the audience"
He never let go of that attitude.

Our love and thoughts are with his sons Brandon and Miles and their mother Jane, his wife Rachel, and his immediate family."

Many of Young's musical friends and colleagues such as Bobby Gillespie, Liam Gallagher, Paul (Bonehead) Arthurs, Tim Burgess, and Andy Bell have offered their condolences, some of which can be read below.  Creation Records founder Alan McGee shared his thoughts and memories about Young here.











Published September 11th, 2014 @ 6:03 AM; Edited September 11th, 2014 @ 6:40 PM

2014/09/10


Garbage has been in the studio over the last month working on new material, and now the band has posted a short snippet of a new music. Take a listen here.

It sounds like there's even more than a new Garbage album on the way. Butch Vig revealed in a recent interview with Journal Sentinel that he's currently sifting through Garbage archives in preparation of some reissues and an oral history book, which will released next year to coincide with the band's 20th anniversary.  Vig also discussed the Smart Studios documentary in the interview which is posted here.

Published September 10th, 2014 @ 12:14 PM


The Replacements rocked out on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night. Watch their electric performance of "Alex Chilton" below:



Published September 10th, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

2014/09/09


Today U2 released its new album Songs Of Innocence as a free digital download exclusively through iTunes. The news was announced as part of Apple's iPhone 6 launch. Watch how the grand announcement went down:



From Apple's press statement:

"The collaboration between Apple and U2 began 10 years ago. We have partnered on TV commercials, the first special edition iPod, and (PRODUCT)RED. And today, we’re bringing you U2’s latest album in a way no one else can. It’s available to iTunes Store customers exclusively through October 13.

Songs of Innocence has its roots in the band’s early and lifelong influences, including the Ramones, Bob Dylan, and The Clash, as well as their formative years in Dublin and their transformative pilgrimage to California. It’s a collection of songwriting and music made possible only by shared time and life experiences.

At Apple, music has always been a big part of who we are and what we do. This is the biggest album release in music history and one more way we’re moving music forward."

Bono released his own statement about Songs Of Innocence, calling the new collection of songs "a very, very personal album" and revealed the record was finished just last week. He also hinted at another U2 album (perhaps the scrapped original version) in his statement:

"We’re collaborating with Apple on some cool stuff over the next couple of years, innovations that will transform the way music is listened to and viewed. We’ll keep you posted. If you like Songs of Innocence, stay with us for Songs of Experience. It should be ready soon enough… although I know I’ve said that before…"

Fans can download U2's album Songs Of Innocence now through October 13th on iTunes, and stream the album in full below.  The record goes on sale (both physical and digital formats) starting October 14th.



01. "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)"
02. "Every Breaking Wave"
03. "California (There is No End to Love)"
04. "Song for Someone"
05. "Iris (Hold Me Close)"
06. "Volcano"
07. "Raised by Wolves"
08. "Cedarwood Road"
09. "Sleep Like a Baby Tonight"
10. "This Is Where You Can Reach Me Now"
11. "The Troubles" (featuring Lykke Li)

Published September 9th, 2014 @ 11:40 PM

Oasis is set to reissue the classic (What's The Story) Morning Glory on September 30th in North America. The remastered set is part of the band's larger Chasing The Sun: Oasis in the 90s series, and the deluxe editions of the remasters include tons of bonus material. Oasis premiered the demo version of "She's Electric" a few weeks ago; now they've shared the demo of "Some Might Say," as well as a live version of "Acquiesce," which was recorded in concert in 1995. Stream the bonus tracks below via NME.

Pre-order (What's The Story) Morning Glory from Amazon or the official Oasis store.







Published September 9th, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

The Cure premiered their cover version of the Beatles' classic "Hello Goodbye" today. The track, which features Paul McCartney's son James on keyboards, is available now as a digital single, and will be included on the forthcoming Paul McCartney tribute The Art of McCartney. The double album also includes Perry Farrell covering "Got To Get You Into My Life," Chrissie Hynde's version of "Let It Be" and more. The limited edition vinyl version of the set includes Robert Smith's take on "C Moon," and Ian McCulloch's recording of "For No One."

The Art of McCartney will be released November 18th and is available to pre-order through iTunes and Amazon. Amazon is also offering a deluxe 2CD/1DVD set. Other options, including the limited edition vinyl set (with bonus material from Robert Smith and Ian McCulloch), are available to pre-order here.

Watch the Cure perform their version of "Hello Goodbye" plus watch the trailer for the Art of McCartney via the Guardian.





The Cure performed at Riot Fest in Toronto last weekend and are heading to Chicago's Riot Fest on September 14th. Three day passes and single day passes for September 14th have sold out, so those interested in going will need to purchase a two-day pass (Saturday/Sunday, or Friday/Sunday). For more details on Riot Fest, visit the official website.





Published September 9th, 2014 @ 9:54 AM

2014/09/08


Johnny Marr announced a North American tour in support of his forthcoming album Playland. The tour includes a November 23rd stop at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit. The first internet pre-sale kicks off here on Tuesday, September 9th. Live Nation's pre-sale kicks off Thursday, September 11th, and the general onsale is Friday, September 12th at 10am. The full tour itinerary is posted below.

Marr's new album Playland will be released October 7th in North America. Pre-order the album from iTunes or Amazon.



11/09 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
11/10 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/12 -- New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/14 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
11/15 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
11/16 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise
11/18 -- Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/19 -- Montreal, QB @ Corona
11/20 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth
11/22 -- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
11/23 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
11/25 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
11/26 -- Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre
11/28 -- Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
11/29 -- Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
12/01 -- Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
12/03 -- Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
12/04 -- Calgary, AB @ Republik
12/06 -- Victoria, BC @ Sugar Nightclub
12/07 -- Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
12/08 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumos
12/10 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
12/11 -- Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
12/12 -- Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
12/14 -- San Francisco, CA @ Independent
12/15 -- San Francisco, CA @ Independent
12/16 -- Pomona, CA @ Glass House
12/18 -- Solona Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
12/19 -- Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
12/20 -- Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre

Published September 8th, 2014 @ 8:41 PM

2014/09/07


An updated listing of some shows coming through the Detroit area...

September

14 -- Spoon @ Royal Oak Music Theater
14 -- Buzzcocks @ St. Andrew's Hall
16 -- Bob Mould @ Magic Stick
16 -- The War On Drugs @ St. Andrew's Hall
16 -- Dandy Warhols @ Magic Bag
19 -- Living Colour @ Magic Bag
19 -- Shonen Knife @ Magic Stick
20 -- Gaslight Anthem @ Fillmore
20 -- Tobacco @ The Loving Touch
20 -- Howling Diablos @ Magic Stick
21 -- Hall & Oates @ Freedom Hill
21 -- GBH @ St. Andrew's Hall
21 -- Twin Shadow @ Magic Stick
22 -- Whirr @ Mac's Bar (Lansing)
23 -- Mark Kozelek @ Magic Bag
23 -- Freeman @ Magic Stick
24 -- Black Lips @ Magic Stick
30 -- Coheed & Cambria @ Fillmore Detroit
30 -- Cloud Nothings w/ Tyvek @ Magic Stick

October

01 -- Erasure @ Royal Oak Music Theater
02 -- Perfume Genius @ Magic Stick
02 -- La Roux @ St. Andrew's Hall
03 -- Prong @ Token Lounge
04 -- Pete Yorn @ Shelter
05 -- il songo del marinaio (ft Mike Watt) @ Magic Stick
07 -- Agent Orange @ Magic Stick
08 -- Sharon Van Etten @ The Loving Touch
12 -- OK Go @ Magic Stick
13 -- J Mascis @ Blind Pig
16 -- Pearl Jam @ Joe Louis Arena
16 -- David J (Living Room show, info here)
17 -- David J (Bela performance) @ Theatre Bizarre
18 -- David J (DJ Gig) @ Theatre Bizarre
17 -- Henry Rollins (spoken word) @ Royal Oak Music Theater
17 -- Electric Six @ St. Andrew's Hall
20 -- We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Magic Stick
22 -- Minus The Bear @ Magic Stick
23 -- Bastille @ Masonic Temple
25 -- Dum Dum Girls @ Magic Stick
28 -- The Horrors @ Magic Stick CANCELED
29 -- Slowdive w/ Low @ Majestic Theater

November

02 -- Andrew McMahon @ St. Andrew's Hall
02 -- Blonde Redhead @ Magic Stick
03 -- Anberlin @ St. Andrew's Hall
03 -- Primus @ Fillmore Detroit
07 -- Vance Joy @ St. Andrew's Hall
08 -- Sloan @ St. Andrew's Hall
09 -- Ryan Adams @ Fillmore Detroit
10 -- alt-J @ Fillmore Detroit
11 -- Gruff Rhys @ The Loving Touch
13 -- Peter Hook @ Magic Bag
15 -- Chrissie Hynde @ Jack White Theater
15 -- Antemasque @ Magic Stick
18 -- 89X Fall Ball w/ Fitz & the Tantrums & Big Data @ Fillmore
19 -- Julian Casablancas + the Voidz @ St. Andrew's Hall
19 -- Mike Doughty @ The Ark
22 -- 89X TurkeyChella @ St. Andrew's Hall
22 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr @ Crofoot
22 -- Stars @ Majestic Theater
23 -- Johnny Marr @ St. Andrew's Hall
23 -- Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr @ Crofoot
26 -- Death From Above 1979 @ Crofoot

December

06 -- Swellers @ Magic Stick
18 -- Adrian Belew Power Trio @ Magic Bag

2014/09/06


A few weeks ago Morrissey announced he had curated a new Ramones greatest hits collection which is expected to be released later this year. Though Morrissey once called the legendary band "rubbish" in his famous 1976 letter to Melody Maker, Moz recently explained to Vegan Logic that it only took a few days before he came to understand the brilliance of the Ramones:

"I thought they were terrible on the Monday that I bought their first album, and by Tuesday I was sneaking back to re-listen, and by Wednesday I was playing the LP at midnight, and by Thursday I was shocked at their magnificence. It’s incredible how the Ramones are now so hugely popular. If they were still alive they’d be the biggest band on the planet, yet they died thinking nobody loved them."

In the same interview Morrissey also briefly discussed where it all started to go wrong with Harvest records -- they didn't like his concept for the "Istanbul" video:

"It was based on the opening scenes of “West Side Story” with the band and I actually dancing through the streets. Harvest just wouldn’t do it. It was the first snap in our relationship, mainly because they didn’t have any alternative ideas. I don’t mind objections if someone has a better idea. Ultimately the head of Harvest DID have an idea … which was “let’s get rid of Morrissey”… unfathomably silly."

Read the full interview with Morrissey over at Vegan Logic.

Meanwhile Morrissey posted a short comment about the death of Joan Rivers on True To You:

"Lately, death is insatiable. Thank God black goes with everything. When Kirk Douglas dies ... somebody, somewhere ... switch out the lights."

Published September 6th, 2014 @ 12:03 PM

2014/09/05


The Replacements have something special planned for Tuesday, September 9th -- which will most likely be a performance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Today the Mats posted a short video titled "The Replacements return to 30 Rock" featuring footage from their legendary/drunken/sweary January 18th, 1986 performance on Saturday Night Live, and ends promoting "September 9th, 2014" with Jimmy Fallon's voice audible in the background. The Tonight Show is taped at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, aka 30 Rock, which explains the title of the video. Take a look at the clip below and tune in, or at least set the DVR Tuesday night!



Published September 5th, 2014 @ 9:19 PM

2014/09/04

Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died today at the age of 81 years old. R.I.P.

Watch vintage video of Husker Du's appearance on Rivers' program back in 1987. The band performed two songs "Could You Be The One?" and "She's A Woman (And Now I'm A Man)" and was interviewed by Rivers on the episode that aired April 27th, 1987.



FYI: Bob Mould, who is currently on tour in North America reportedly dedicated "Could You Be The One" to Joan Rivers during his August 31st show in Minneapolis.

Published September 4th, 2014 @ 5:51 PM
Brothers Jez & Andy Williams, two thirds of UK band Doves have formed a new project titled Black Rivers. The band released its debut single "The Ship," in August and captured the attention of one Noel Gallagher, who included it in his recent Spotify playlist. "The Ship" is available now as a free download, and the music video for the track directed by Foreign Skin (aka Flavia Aliverti) is posted below. For more on Black Rivers visit the official website or Facebook page.



Published September 4th, 2014 @ 5:19 PM

Bob Mould is currently on the road in North America in support of his album Beauty & Ruin. On Friday, September 5th Mould performs at the Theater of Living Arts in Philadelphia and the show will stream live starting at 10 PM ET. Access the webcast here.

UPDATE (9/5/14): Bob Mould premiered his official video for "The War," which you can watch below:



Be sure to check out Mould's fierce live show on the road this month. Tickets for the September 16th show at the Magic Stick in Detroit are available here.



09/05 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of Living Arts
09/06 -- Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09/07 -- Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest Toronto
09/10 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/11 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/12 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/13 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/15 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09/16 -- Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
09/17 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
09/19 -- St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
09/20 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
09/21 -- Denver, CO @ Riot Fest Denver
09/23 -- Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theater
09/24 -- Portland, OR @ Wonderland Ballroom
09/26 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/27 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
09/28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
09/30 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
10/04 -- Des Moine, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

Published September 4th, 2014 @ 1:52 PM

2014/09/03


Yesterday Bernard Sumner from New Order sat down for an interview with music mag Q which took place only a few hours after the band announced its new label deal with Mute, and just a few hours before being honored with the Inspiration award at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London.  During the interview Sumner shed a little more insight into the label deal, New Order's forthcoming album, and writing his memoir Chapter & Verse.  Read a few highlights from the interview, plus stream the full interview below, courtesy of Q.

Sumner on signing with Mute:

"We've known Daniel Miller for a long time, off and on...we felt that Mute had similar intentions to Factory Records so it felt like a natural home for us. And with the band having new personnel, a different bass player, and New Order having a new lease on life so to speak...we just felt like it was time for change with the record label as well."

On the new album:

"We've got 8 tracks demoed with vocals, so but they need recording properly with proper drums. We need to do quite a bit of work on them, but we've got songs, that's the hardest bit, until you've got that you can't go anywhere with it...so we've got 8 and we reckon we need another three. We've been working on three songs with Tom Rowlands from the Chemical Brothers and they've turned out very well we've been playing one of those tracks live...it's called "Singularity."  We're using electronic instruments...it's a synth record...but with verses and choruses."

On his autobiography Chapter & Verse, (New Order, Joy Division, and Me) which will be released in the U.K. later this month:

"It was hard work, it was like doing an album, very intense, because it's factual, you have to put a lot of effort into making sure you get facts right that you give an honest rendition of what happened. I'm pleased with the results."

Stream the full interview with Bernard Sumner:



Published September 3rd, 2014 @ 10:20 PM

Chrissie Hynde announced a North American tour in support of her debut solo album Stockholm. The tour includes a stop at the Masonic Temple in Detroit on November 15th. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12th at 10am and pre-sale tickets go on sale starting September 10th. The full tour itinerary is posted below.

As previously reported, Hynde plays the iTunes Festival at the Roundhouse in London on September 16th and the show streams live via iTunes and Apple TV that night starting at 3pm ET (8pm BST).





10/30 -- Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
11/01 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
11/02 -- Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
11/04 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre
11/05 -- New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
11/07 -- Washington DC @ Lincoln Theatre
11/08 -- Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
11/10 -- Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/12 -- Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
11/13 -- Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Center
11/15 -- Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple
11/16 -- Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
11/18 -- Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House
11/19 -- Austin, TX @ ACL/Moody Theater
11/20 -- Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
11/21 -- Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
11/23 -- Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
11/24 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
11/26 -- Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
11/28 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theatre
11/29 -- San Diego, CA @ The Balboa Theatre
12/02 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
12/04 -- Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center For The Arts
12/05 -- Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
12/06 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Pantages Theatre

Published September 3rd, 2014 @ 10:50 AM

2014/09/02


New Order signed a recording contract with Mute records (over the years, roster has included Depeche Mode, Erasure, Can, Cabaret Voltaire, and Nick Cave). The band announced the news today via social media while Mute confirmed the signing in an official press statement. New Order has been working on new material over the last year and debuted two new songs ("Singularity" and "Plastic") at live shows in 2014. Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris both stated in previous interviews that New Order is trying to decide whether to release new music in the form of a full length album or a series of EPs. Today's announcement skirts around which type of release they've decided on, but whatever it is, Mute will be the label to release it.


Press statement from Mute founder Daniel Miller:

"This is an exciting new chapter for both Mute and New Order and I feel privileged to be working with artists with such a long, creative and successful history. When the possibility of us working together first came up, I was invited to hear some of the new material and immediately had no doubts whatsoever that Mute would be the right home for New Order. We’ve already had a number of creative conversations, and I am looking towards an exciting future."

In more random New Order news, it turns out the band won the Inspiration award at GQ's Men of the Year awards. According to the GQ UK website, Bernard Sumner accepted the award and stated:

"Inspiration means we inspire other bands to make money. But we still get the awards so thank you very much."

Read more about the Inspiration award and take a look at a picture of New Order snapped after the ceremony here.


Just a reminder that Bernard Sumner releases his memoir Chapter & Verse: New Order, Joy Division, and Me on September 18th in the U.K. Pre-order from Random House or Amazon UK. A North American release has not yet been announced.

Meanwhile ex-New Order bassist Peter Hook returns to North America to perform classic New Order albums Low Life & Brotherhood in concert. Tickets for this not-to-be-missed-tour are on sale now including the Detroit area stop November 13th at the Magic Bag.

11/02 -- Mexico City, MX @ Jose Cuervo Salon (Unknown Pleasures show)
11/04 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
11/06 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
11/07 -- New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
11/08 -- Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
11/10 -- Montreal, QC @ Theater Tellus
11/11 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/13 -- Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
11/14 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
11/15 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
11/17 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
11/18 -- Seattle, WA @ Nuemos
11/20 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/21 -- San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
11/22 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater
11/24 -- Pomona, CA @ The Lighthouse (Movement/Power, Corruption & Lies show)
11/25 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy (Unknown Pleasures show)
11/26 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
11/28 -- Honolulu, HI @ The Republik

Published September 2nd, 2014 @ 5:16 PM