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2015/03/31


The Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson hit the road this summer for a 23 date co-headline tour. The tour, which kicks off in July 7th includes a Detroit area stop August 5th at DTE. The general onsale for tickets is Friday, April 3rd at 10am and the first pre-sale (Citi pre-sale) kicked off this morning at 10am. Let's hope it goes better than Marilyn Manson's co-headline tour with Rob Zombie.

Smashing Pumpkins also released the official video for "Drum & Fife" off Monuments To An Elegy yesterday -- take a look below:



Smashing Pumpkins/Marilyn Manson co-headline tour

7/07 -- Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
7/09 -- Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/10 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
7/11 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
7/13 -- Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
7/15 -- Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/16 -- Houston, TX @ NRG Arena
7/18 -- San Antionio, TX @ Freeman Coliseum
7/19 -- Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
7/20 -- New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music
7/22 -- Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
7/24 -- Tampa, FL @ Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheater
7/25 -- Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheater
7/26 -- Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
7/28 -- Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavillion
7/29 -- Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
7/31 -- Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
8/01 -- Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
8/02 -- Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
8/04 -- Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/05 -- Clarkston, MI @ DTE
8/07 -- Chicago, IL @ First Merit Bank Pavilion
8/08 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

Published March 31st, 2015 @ 9:35 AM

2015/03/30


Veruca Salt is preparing to announce details behind a new studio album -- their first record featuring the original lineup since 1997. Today the band posted a sneak preview of four new songs -- "I'm Telling You Now," "Prince Of Wales," "The Gospel According To Saint Me" and "Empty Bottle." Stream all four snippets here, plus register for the band's newly launched mailing list.

Last year Veruca Salt released a 12" featuring two new songs -- the official videos for both tracks are posted below. 





Published March 30th, 2015 @ 9:22 PM

Primus with special guests Dinosaur Jr hit the road this summer for a North American tour. The tour includes a Detroit area stop Sunday, August 2nd at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights. The general onsale for tickets is Friday April 3rd at 10am and the pre-sale kicks off tomorrow (Tuesday, March 31st) at 10am. Primus fanclub members can access tickets now here. Please note: this is not a co-headline tour, Dinosaur Jr will be opening for Primus.

7/17 -- Wallingford, CT @ Oakdale Theatre
7/18 -- Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
7/20 -- Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
7/23 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Penn's Landing
7/24 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
7/25 -- Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
7/27 -- Portland, ME @ Thompson's Point
7/28 -- Holyoke, MA @ Mountain Park
7/30 -- New York, NY @ Pier 97
8/01 -- Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
8/02 -- Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill
8/04 -- Huber Heights, OH @ The Rose Music Center At The Heights
8/06 -- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave / Eagles Ballroom
8/07 -- Papillion, NE @ Sumtur Amphitheater
8/08 -- Moorehead, MN @ Bluestem Center for the Arts

Published March 30th, 2015 @ 9:09 PM

2015/03/27


Earlier this month Martin Gore announced he'll release an instrumental/ambient solo album titled MG on April 28th. Today he shared the video for the album's first single "Europa Hymn" which is available to view below. Pre-order MG through iTunes, Amazon, and Gore's website.



Meanwhile Gore's ex-bandmate Vince Clarke announced he's teamed up with Analogue Solutions to launch his own line of synthesizers. So far one synth is available -- the VCM20 Auto Tune. Learn more about the VCM20 and Vince Clarke Circuits in the video below and on his official website here.


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Published March 27th, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

2015/03/26


Ceremony announced they'll release their fifth studio album The L-Shaped Man on May 19th. The band's new material marks a different sound for the five-piece -- they've abandoned their intense hardcore sound and are delving into Interpol-esque territory. Ceremony premiered a video featuring two tracks from the record -- stream "The Separation" and "The Understanding" below and pre-order The L-Shaped Man through iTunes, Amazon, and the Matador store.  FYI vinyl fans, the Matador store is offering the LP on colored seafoam green vinyl, plus fans can also opt for a 36 page limited edition book of poems written by Ceremony's Ross Farrar.



Published March 26th, 2015 @ 10:25 AM

2015/03/25



Morrissey's appearance on the Alan Carr: Chatty Man program which was scheduled for March 27th has been canceled, reportedly because Morrissey is "stuck in Belfast." Apparently Morrissey is having "transport issues" and cannot make it for the show's taping (the show was scheduled to tape earlier today). Carr himself announced the news on Twitter:



Meanwhile, Morrissey upset some fans at his show in Belfast after he made fun of the late Margaret Thatcher. Moz sang "Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead" while projecting a few pics of Thatcher on the screen, and later made some barbs about Queen Elizabeth. It's hard to imagine anyone attending a Morrissey show would be set off by this, considering it's par for the course at his shows, but whatever. Read more about the Belfast gig here.

Morrissey also announced he's releasing "Kiss Me A Lot" as a digital single tomorrow. The song appeared on 2014's World Peace Is None Of Your Business, and shortly after the record's release, Morrissey and label Harvest Records parted ways.  Though Moz is reportedly still without a label deal, and even though he's not listed on the artist roster for Atom Factory, he credits the Los Angeles based entertainment/artist management company for assisting with the "Kiss Me A Lot" digital release. The single will be available on iTunes (and presumably other digital outlets) tomorrow. Morrissey's official statement on the matter is posted below via True To You:

"I humbly ask for all and any support with this download release, which, has always been waiting in the wings if not for unpleasant circumstances familiar enough not to be repeated here. Thank you to Atom Factory for making this happen, and here's to sound reason, good times, and music that matters."



Published March 25th, 2015 @ 5:04 PM

Palma Violets are set to return with new album Danger In The Club on May 5th. The band shared the title track from the album a few weeks ago, and now they've announced details for a North American tour which brings them to the Loving Touch in Ferndale on May 14th. Tickets for go on sale Friday March 27th at 10 am through Ticketweb.

Pre-order Danger In The Club from Palma Violets through iTunes, Amazon, and Rough Trade. Rough Trade is selling a deluxe edition with 4 extra tracks, plus they're adding a free 8 page booklet titled Circus to the first 200 orders. iTunes and Amazon also are selling the deluxe edition (17 tracks total).



May 10 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
May 11 -- Washington, DC, @ Rock & Roll Hotel
May 12 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
May 14 -- Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
May 15 -- Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
May 16 -- Montreal, QB @ Petit Campus
May 18 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 19 -- Allston, MA @ Great Scott
May 20 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 21 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
May 22 -- Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
May 23 -- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 25 -- Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
May 26 -- Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
May 29 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
May 30 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
June 1 -- Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
June 2 -- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge

Published March 25th, 2015 @ 6:01 AM

2015/03/24


The shoegaze band Megawave is a bit of a mystery -- though the band has gigged in and around their hometown of Athens, Ohio, they don't appear to have a presence on social media. It's a bit of a shame because the band just released a sonically SOLID five song EP and the stellar release deserves a ton of recognition and attention. Fans of intense, swirling guitars owe it to themselves to stream the five song EP from Megawave below, and be sure to head over to Bandcamp and grab it as a name-your-own-price download.  Let's hope there's more Megawave goodness in store for all of us in the future.



Published March 24th, 2015 @ 8:31 PM

Mark Gardener (Ride) and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) released their highly anticipated collaborative album Universal Road this week. The two shoegaze titans previously released a single titled "The Places We Go" in 2012 and not long after the pair recorded a full 10 track album. Though the release was delayed due to several other projects Guthrie was working on, the album is finally out and was unquestionably worth the wait. Universal Road is indeed a masterpiece!  The songs are alluring, elegant and breathtaking. Gardener's rich and soothing voice pairs perfectly with Guthrie's flowing, graceful guitars, resulting in one fantastic album.

Universal Road was released this week through Soleil Après Minuit and is available to purchase through iTunes, Amazon, and Robin Guthrie's website. The tracklisting is posted below along with footage of Gardener and Guthrie performing "Dice" captured live at their February 2013 show in London.



Universal Road tracklisting

01. Universal Road
02. Dice
03. Amnesia
04. Old Friend
05. Yesterday's News
06. Cry For Survival
07. Sometime
08. Triumphant
09. Reason
10. Blind

Published March 24th, 2015 @ 8:09 PM

2015/03/22


An expansive new Ministry collection will be released on April 18th (aka Record Store Day).  The 7 disc/1 LP Ministry Trax! Box collects 12 inch singles, remixes, rarities, and previously unreleased material from Wax Trax!-era Ministry and Al Jourgensen-related side projects (Revolting Cocks, Pailhead, 1000 Homo DJs).  Also of interest for Detroit fans -- the rarities disc (disc 6) includes four songs captured July 10th, 1982 at Clutch Cargo's in Detroit!  The vinyl component of the Ministry Trax! Box comes is a bonus live LP featuring six live songs from a 1982 show in Chicago.

This box set is a Record Store Day exclusive, so that means it will only be available at participating independent records stores (and likely on Ebay later that day).  If interested in obtaining a copy, it's best to contact your favorite record store ahead of time to express interest.  The tracklisting for the full set is posted below via the official Record Store Day listing.

UPDATE: Fans who were unable to obtain a copy at their favorite independent store can now obtain a copy directly from Cleopatra while supplies last.  

CD 1: The Original Recordings

01. I’m Falling (1981) – Wax Trax 12”
02. Cold Life (1981) – Wax Trax 12”
03. Primental (1981) – Wax Trax 12”
04. All Day (1985) - Wax Trax 12”
05. Everyday Is Halloween (1985) - Wax Trax 12”
06. The Nature Of Love (1985) - Wax Trax 12”
07. Overkill (UNRELEASED 1981)
08. Same Old Madness (1982) Prev Unreleased
09. I’ll Do Anything For You (1984) Prev Unreleased
10. He’s Angry (UNRELEASED 1984)
11. Move (original mix UNRELEASED 1984)
12. I See Red (1985) Prev Unreleased
13. Where Are You At Now? (1985) Prev Unreleased
14. Nature of Outtakes (1985) - Wax Trax 12”

CD 2: Remixes and Demos

01. Halloween Remix (1985) - Wax Trax 12”
02. Nature Of Love (Cruelty Mix) (1985) - Wax Trax 12”
03. All Day Remix (1985) - - Wax Trax CD
04. Cold Life Dub (1981) - Wax Trax 12”
05. I’m Falling (alt mix 1981) Prev Unreleased
06. Work For Love (demo 1982) Prev Unreleased
07. I Wanted To Tell Her (demo 1982) Prev Unreleased
08. Same Old Madness (demo 1982) Prev Unreleased 
09. She's Got A Cause (demo 1982) Prev Unreleased
10. Revenge (Piano Intro) (demo 1982) Prev Unreleased
11. The Game Is Over (demo 1983) Prev Unreleased
12. Let's Be Happy (demo 1983) Prev Unreleased
13. Same Old Scene (demo 1983) Prev Unreleased
14. Wait (demo 1983) Prev Unreleased

CD 3: Revolting Cocks – Big Sexy Land (1986) - Wax Trax LP WAX 017

01. 38
02. We Shall Cleanse The World
03. Attack Ships On Fire
04. Big Sexy Land
05. Union Carbide (West Virginia)
06. T.V. Mind
07. No Devotion
08. Union Carbide (Bhopal)
09. You Often Forget (Malignant) (1986) Bonus track - Wax Trax 12”
10. Attack Ships… (1985) Bonus track - Wax Trax 12”
11. No Devotion (1985) Bonus Track - Wax Trax 12”
12. TV Mind Remix (UNRELEASED 1986) Bonus track
13. …On Fire (1985) Bonus Track - Wax Trax 12”
14. You Often Forget (Benign) (1986) Bonus Track - Wax Trax 12”

CD 4: Revolting Cocks – Live! You Goddamned Son of a Bitch (1988)

01. You Goddamned Son of a Bitch
02. Cattle Grind
03. We Shall Cleanse the World
04. 38
05. In The Neck
06. You Often Forget
07. T.V. Mind
08. Union Carbide
09. Attack Ships On Fire
10. No Devotion
11. Stainless Steel Providers (1991) BONUS TRACK - Wax Trax 12”

CD 5: Revolting Cocks - Beers, Steers & Queers (1990)

01. Beers, Steers & Queers
02. (Let's Get) Physical
03. In the Neck
04. Get Down
05. Stainless Steel Providers
06. Can't Sit Still
07. Something Wonderful
08. Razor's Edge
09. Cattle Grind (Studio Mix UNRELEASED 1990) bonus track
10. At the Top (1988) BONUS TRACK - Wax Trax 12”
11. Beers, Steers & Queers (Drop Yer Britches Mix)(1991) bonus track - Wax Trax 12”
12. Beers, Steers & Queers (Take Em Right Off Mix)(1991) bonus track - Wax Trax 12”
13. (Let's Talk) Physical (1989) Bonus track - Wax Trax 12”
14. Public Image (Live in Glasgow) (1991) Bonus track - Wax Trax 12”

CD 6: Pailhead, 1000 Homo DJ’s, PTP & Acid Horse

01. Pailhead: I Will Refuse (1987) - Wax Trax 12”
02. Pailhead: No Bunny (1987) - Wax Trax 12”
03. Pailhead: Don’t Stand In Line (1988) - Wax Trax 12”
04. Pailhead: Ballad (1988) - Wax Trax 12”
05. Pailhead: Man Should Surrender (1988) - Wax Trax 12”
06. Pailhead: Anthem (1988) - Wax Trax 12”
07. 1000 Homo DJs: Apathy (1988) - Wax Trax 12”
08. 1000 Homo DJs: Better Ways (1988) - Wax Trax 12”
09. 1000 Homo DJs: Supernaut (1990) - Wax Trax 12”
10. 1000 Homo DJs: Hey Asshole (1990) - Wax Trax 12”
11. PTP: Rubber Glove Seduction (1989) - Wax Trax 12”
12. PTP: My Favorite Things (1989) - Wax Trax 12”
13. PTP: Show Me Your Spine (1989) – UNRELEASED
14. Acid Horse: No Name No Slogan (Luxa Pan mix) (1989) - Wax Trax 12”
15. Acid Horse: No Name No Slogan (Cabaret Volatire mix) (1989) - Wax Trax 12”

CD 7: Rarities

01. Same Old Madness (Video Version) (1982) Prev Unreleased
02. Never Asked For Nothing (live Detroit 7.10.82) Prev Unreleased
03. Love Change (live Detroit 7.10.82) Prev Unreleased
04. What Is The Reason (live Detroit 7.10.82) Prev Unreleased
05. America (live Detroit 7.10.82) Prev Unreleased
06. Revolting Cocks: (Let's Get) Physical (Banned original mix) (1989) Prev Unreleased
07. Revolting Cocks: We Shall Cleanse The World (Razormaid Mix) (1986)
08. Revolting Cocks: Fish In Cold Water (1985) Prev Unreleased
09. Ministry: Self Annoyed (1987) Prev Unreleased
10. Pailhead: Don’t Stand In Line (remix 1989) - Sounds Blasts! EP2
11. 1000 Homo DJs: Supernaut (Trent vocal) (1990) – TVT Records CD
12. 1000 Homo DJs: Supernaut (dub mix) (1990) -Prev Unreleased
13. Revolting Cocks: Get Down (extended mix / cd version) (1990)

Bonus Live LP - Chicago 1982

1. Same Old Madness
2. Revenge
3. Effegy
4. Primental
5. I’m Falling
6. Overkill

Published March 22nd, 2015 @ 9:05 PM

Blur return with a new album The Magic Whip on April 28th. Last Friday (March 20th) the band premiered the full album live for a crowd of 300 fans at a surprise show in West London. While it won't be the same as an in-the-club experience, Blur announced that they're going to stream the archive of their secret show this Wednesday, March 25th at 8pm GST (4pm ET) and again at 8pm PST (11pm ET) on the official Beats By Dre You Tube channel.

Meanwhile, Blur was kind enough to share the studio version of the song "There Are Too Many Of Us." Stream it below along with their previously issued track "Go Out" and pre-order the Magic Whip on iTunes, Amazon, and the official Blur store.

UPDATE (3/23/15): Another track from the album, "Lonesome Street" is also now available to stream below







Published March 22nd, 2015 @ 8:27 PM

Franz Ferdinand teamed up with legendary duo Sparks (Ron & Russell Mael) for a collaborative project titled FFS. So far the sextet hasn't announced the release of any music, but they have posted a short intro video along with a handful of U.K. tour dates. Expect more news in the coming weeks, but for now take a look at the FFS promo video below and catch up with the band on Facebook, Twitter, and the official FFS website.



Published March 22nd, 2015 @ 7:33 PM

2015/03/17


Morrissey has been on tour in the U.K. and Europe in support of last year's World Peace Is None Of Your Business.  Moz recently announced that as part of the press for the tour, he'll appear as a guest on the March 27th episode of the U.K. show Alan Carr: Chatty Man for an interview and performance of his song "Kiss Me A Lot" from World Peace Is None Of Your Business. Morrissey has said in previous interviews that he would be recording the follow up to WPINOYB in February, perhaps he'll give a progress update during the interview. Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, take a look at some video from Morrissey's March 14th show at Bournemouth International Centre below:

"The Queen Is Dead"



"Suedehead"



Published March 17th, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Johnny Marr premiered the official video today for his cover of the Depeche Mode classic "I Feel You." The track will be released as a 7"single on April 18th backed by a live version of the Smiths' "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want." Watch the video for "I Feel You" below:

"When you cover a song you have to bring something of yourself to it. I've surprised myself that it sounded so like me and my band. The song turned out surprisingly well. We managed to put our own twist on it and I think, make it modern." ~ Johnny Marr



Published March 17th, 2015 @ 5:46 AM

2015/03/16


Pixies have been announced as the support act for a handful of dates on Robert Plant's summer tour. The Detroit area stop takes place June 9th at Meadowbrook and tickets go on sale Friday, March 20th through Ticketmaster/Live Nation .  Each U.S. ticket purchased comes with a free download of Plant's latest solo album Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar.  For more on the tour, visit Pixies' official site.

Robert Plant w/ Pixies

6/07 -- Toronto, ON @ Molson Amphitheater
6/09 -- Detroit, MI @ Meadowbrook
6/10 -- Chicago, IL @ First Merit Bank Pavilion
6/15 -- Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheater
6/17 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for Performing Arts

Pixies are also playing several headline shows in May. Those dates are posted below.


5/01 -- Memphis, TN @ Beale Street Festival
5/03 -- West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest
5/05 -- New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater
5/06 -- Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
5/08 -- Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/09 -- Tampa, FL @ Big Guava Festival
5/11 -- North Charleston, SC @ PAC
5/12 -- Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
5/13 -- Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
5/15 -- Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
5/16 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Horseshoe
5/17 -- Cleveland, OH @ Masonic Auditorium
5/19 -- Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
5/21 -- Burlington, VT @ Flynn PA Center
5/22 -- Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang
5/23 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony
5/24 -- Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
5/27 -- New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
5/28 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theater
5/30 -- Columbia, MD @ Sweetlife Festival
5/31 -- Columbia, MD @ Sweetlife Festival

Published March 16th, 2015 @ 1:29 PM

2015/03/14

Look who got hooked up with a backstage pass to Noel Gallagher's show! Let the rumors begin...



Published March 14th, 2015 @ 8:38 PM

2015/03/12


Wire return with their 13th studio album on April 21st in North America (April 13th in Europe/UK). Last month the band premiered the album's first single, "Jostle & Joust" and today they've unveiled another track titled "Split Your Ends." Stream both tracks below and pre-order the full album from Wire's official store.





Wire -- North American tour

05/27 -– Seattle, WA - Nuemos
05/29 -– San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
05/30 -– Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
06/02 -– Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
06/03 -– Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/04 -– New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
06/05 -– Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
06/06 -– Washington, DC – Black Cat
06/08 -– Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
06/09 –– Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
06/10 –– Louisville, KY - Headliners

Published March 12th, 2015 @ 7:56 PM

2015/03/11


Love this so much -- powerful noise rock at its finest! Finnish garage-rockers Van Dammes return with an energetic four song EP titled Better Than Sex. The short but in-your-face EP is the band's second release overall -- and is highly recommended listening for fans of Vaccines, Ash, the Strokes, or Mourning Birds. Watch the video for the single "Vesna (Flash In The Night)," stream the full EP below and download from iTunes and Amazon.  For more on Van Dammes visit them on Facebook.





Published March 11th, 2015 @ 7:14 PM

Glasgow's Dead Electric return with an excellent new album titled A11 S1x Num63r5. The album is full of fuzzy, propulsive guitars that would delight any shoegaze fan, especially those who dig Swervedriver. That being said, A11 S1x Num63r5 isn't only for shoegazers -- the brilliant and diverse album also includes plenty of guitary Sonic Youth/Dinosaur Jr. moments, plus a few beautiful piano-based songs ("Maya" and "1992") that would fit in nicely on a Bon Iver album. Stream the swoon-worthy A11 S1x Num63r5 below and grab it as a name your own price download from Bandcamp. For more on Dead Electric visit them on Facebook and Twitter.





Published March 11th, 2015 @ 6:39 PM




The first authorized Kurt Cobain documentary Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck premiered at Sundance back in January. The film is slated for a May 4th premiere on HBO, and today the official trailer for Montage of Heck was posted -- watch it below via Yahoo:



The film's soundtrack will include a previously unreleased Kurt Cobain song.  Director Morgen described the 12 minute acoustic track as "mind blowing."  No further details or release date for the soundtrack have been announced, however a Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck companion book is set for an April 7th release.

Published March 11th, 2015 @ 5:47 PM

Afghan Whigs played a pair of songs on the March 10th episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. The band ripped through Do To The Beast tracks "The Lottery" and "I Am Fire" (the latter ends with a short, but masterful cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Tusk").  Watch the outstanding performance below:





Published March 11th, 2015 @ 4:54 PM

Johnny Marr announced he's releasing a 7" single on April 18th.  The A side is Marr's cover of "I Feel You" (Depeche Mode) which will be backed with a live recording of the Smiths' classic "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want." Marr began covering "I Feel You" at his live shows last  December and told XFM that he's pleased with how the studio recording turned out:

"When you cover a song you have to bring something of yourself to it. I've surprised myself that it sounded so like me and my band. The song turned out surprisingly well. We managed to put our own twist on it and I think, make it modern."

Stream "I Feel You" by Johnny Marr below:



Meanwhile, on Monday night Johnny Marr joined Noel Gallagher on stage last night at Gallagher's show in Manchester. The two performed their collaborative track "Ballad Of The Mighty I," which appears on Gallagher's new album Chasing Yesterday.



You might recall that last fall Gallagher joined Marr onstage at Marr's gig in Brixton. Gallagher later revealed to NME "I don't think I've ever been so fucking hungover onstage as I was that night." In the same interview he also commented "I'd never played 'Lust For Life' before. You forget that you know all the words to it. 'How Soon Is Now' drags on a bit though, doesn't it?" If you happened to miss it last year, watch Marr & Gallagher's performance below:





Published March 11th, 2015 @ 4:41 PM

Melvins have announced they're hiting the road for a North American tour. The tour brings them to the Shelter in Detroit on June 17th and tickets go on sale March 13th. The band also announced they'll reissue their 2001 album Electroretard on June 2nd.

Meanwhile a documentary about the Melvins titled The Colossus of Destiny - A Melvins Tale is in the works. Visit the Kickstarter page to learn more.

Melvins North American tour

06/06 -- Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress
06/07 -- El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
06/09 -- San Antonio, TX @ Korova
06/10 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
06/11 -- Dallas, TX @ Trees
06/12 -- Norman, OK @ Opolis
06/14 -- Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
06/15 -- St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
06/16 -- Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
06/17 -- Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
06/22 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
06/23 -- London, ON @ Call The Office
06/25 -- Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
06/26 -- Syracuse, NY @ The Westcott Theater
06/27 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
06/28 -- Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom at the Outer Space
06/29 -- New York, NY @ Santos Party House
06/30 -- New York, NY @ Santos Party House
07/01 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
07/02 -- Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
07/03 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
07/05 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit In
07/06 -- Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
07/07 -- Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue Theatre
07/08 -- Chicago, IL @ Double Door
07/09 -- Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
07/11 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Grumpy's
07/12 -- Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
07/13 -- Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
07/14 -- Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
07/16 -- Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
07/17 -- Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
07/18 -- Taos, NM @ Taos Mesa Brewing
07/19 -- Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
07/21 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

Published March 11th, 2015 @ 4:40 PM

24 Gone's album The Spin was a staple on 89X radio back in the 90's (and continues to be on 89X Time Warp). The highly sought after album celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and to commemorate this important milestone the record will be issued on vinyl for the very first time. The release will be available starting April 18th aka Record Store Day at independent record stores. Please note, the reissue is a limited run/regional focus release, so it's best to contact your favorite record store now if you're interested in obtaining a copy when it gets released. The official listing for The Spin is posted below:

"25th anniversary of the famed 90s Vancouver shoegaze, dazzle pop, band available for the first time on vinyl. The album was produced by Dave Ogilvie and embodies the true progressive sound of the 90s. Faithfully restored to original art* and high quality files taken from the original 2" master tape"

View the full list of Record Store Day releases here.





*The Spin has been reissued on CD a few times over the years -- the most recent edition of the reissue featured alternate (purple) cover art and alternate version of "Trust." The 25th anniversary vinyl reissue restores the original artwork, mixes, and tracklisting.

Published March 11th, 2015 @ 3:03 PM

2015/03/04


Tanlines announced details for a new studio record, their first since 2012's Mixed Emotions. The Brooklyn duo returns with a 10 track album titled Highlights on May 19th, and they've already debuted the fun, addictive first single "Slipping Away." Stream "Slipping Away" below and grab a FREE download of the track here (email registration required). The full album is available to pre-order from iTunes or Amazon.



Published March 4th, 2015 @ 7:36 PM

2015/03/03


Mark Gardener (Ride) and Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins) release their highly anticipated collaborative album Universal Road this month. The album was recorded in France back in 2013, however due to a variety of other commitments and projects, the release has not seen light of day until now. Universal Road will be released by Soleil Après Minuit on March 23rd, and it is available to pre-order now through Robin Guthrie's website and Amazon. Note: those who order the album directly from Guthrie's website will receive a bonus limited edition cd of the pair's 2012 single "The Places We Go."

View the tracklisting for Universal Road and stream the 2012 single "The Places We Go" below:



01. universal road
02. dice
03. amnesia
04. old friend
05. yesterday’s news
06. cry for survival
07. sometime
08. triumphant
09. reason
10. blind

Published March 3rd, 2015 @ 5:15 AM

2015/03/02


Peter Hook and The Light return to North America this spring to perform classic Joy Division material. Hooky will perform Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures and Closer in full along with other JD songs from 1978 through 1980, plus he'll open up each show with a set of New Order songs. Unfortunately, the tour is only visiting the Southwest, so might not be a bad idea to prep the car for a roadtrip.  The full tour itinerary is posted below along with video from Hooky's recent tour (including some pro-shot footage filmed from the stage).











Peter Hook & the Light - 2015 North American tour

04/17 -- Miami, FL @ Grand Central
04/18 -- Saint Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
04/19 -- Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
04/21 -- Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
04/22 -- New Orleans, LA @ Republic
04/24 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
04/25 -- Kansas City, MO @ Middle Of The Map Festival
04/27 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
04/28 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
04/29 -- Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
05/01 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
05/02 -- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

Published March 2nd, 2015 @ 7:26 PM



Toronto synth project TR/ST (aka Robert Alfons) posted a brand new song titled "Slug" on Soundcloud.  No release info has been announced, so it's unknown whether a new album (the proper followup to 2014's Joyland) is on the way, or if "Slug" is intended to be a one-off single.  Regardless, it's a cool song.  Stream "Slug" below and catch up with TR/ST on Facebook



Published March 2nd, 2015 @ 7:12 PM

Martin Gore has announced he's releasing a solo album titled MG on April 28th. The ambient/electronic instrumental album includes 16 songs and is available to pre-order now through Gore's website. Stream the album's first single "Europa Hymn" from MG below.



Published March 2nd, 2015 @ 1:33 PM