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Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

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2015/11/24


As reported last week, James is set to return with a new studio record, Girl At The End Of The World, on March 18th. Today the band debuted a song titled "To My Surprise," which should make fans even more eager to hear the full album -- the single is beautiful and enchanting.  Delve into "To My Surprise" from James below:



Girl At The End Of The World, the band's 14th studio album, was recorded and written in Scotland, and musically picks up where Le Petite Mort (2014 LP) left off. James revealed in the album's official press release:

"The songs are big but personal, abrasive but warming and after taking you on a journey and throwing you a few curve balls, ultimately uplifting"

Girl At The End Of The World is available to pre-order now on CD, LP, limited edition cassette, and as a digital download. Several bundles are also available, so take a look at all the options here.

2015/11/21


James announced details for a new studio record titled Girl At The End Of The World. The band revealed that its 14th studio album was recorded and written in Scotland, and musically picks up where the last album (Le Petite Mort) left off. According to the official press release:

"The songs are big but personal, abrasive but warming and after taking you on a journey and throwing you a few curve balls, ultimately uplifting"

Girl At The End Of The World will be released on March 18th, with the record's first single set to premiere November 24th. Fans can pre-order the record now on CD, LP, limited edition cassette, and as a digital download. Several bundles are also available, so take a look at all the options here.

James also announced details for a tour, however so far only a UK leg has been booked. Dates are posted below live footage of James performing "Moving On" from Le Petite Mort.



James -- 2016 UK tour

5/02 -- Bristol @ Colston Hall
5/03 -- Southend-on-Sea @ Cliffs Pavilion
5/04 -- London @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
5/06 -- London @ The O2 Forum, Kentish Town
5/07 -- London @ Brixton Academy
5/09 -- Norwich @ The UEA
5/10 -- Bournemouth O2 Academy
5/12 -- Llandudno @ Venue Cymru
5/13 -- Manchester @ Manchester Arena
5/14 -- Leeds @ Leeds First Direct Arena
5/16 -- Hull @ Hull City Hall
5/17 -- Newcastle City Hall
5/19 -- Glasgow @ The Hydro,
5/20 -- Birmingham @ Barclaycard Arena
5/21 -- Nottingham @ Royal Concert Hall

Cherry Red is releasing an immense five disc shoegaze boxset, Still In A Dream: A Story Of Shoegaze 1988 - 1995. All the legendary and notable bands are featured on the compilation -- Ride, Lush, Jesus & Mary Chain, Slowdive, Swervedriver, Catherine Wheel, Chapterhouse, Boo Radleys, Loop, Pale Saints, Cocteau Twins, Kitchens Of Distinction, Galaxie 500, House Of Love, Curve, Ultravivid Scene, Revolver, Majesty Crush...the list goes on and on! The set comes out January 29th and is the perfect gift for a shoegaze fan or for someone just getting into the genre. So far there isn't a pre-order option for those in North America, but one should be available on Amazon shortly. For now, take a look at the tracklisting below and view the listing on Amazon UK via Creation Records.

Disc 1

01. The Jesus & Mary Chain – Rollercoaster
02. The Cocteau Twins – Cherry-Coloured Funk
03. The House Of Love – Christine
04. A.R. Kane – Baby Milk Snatcher (12” Version)
05. Ultra Vivid Scene – Mercy Seat (12” Version)
06. Spacemen 3 – Hypnotized
07. Loop – Arc-lite (sonar)
08. 14 Iced Bears – Surfacer
09. Galaxie 500 – Tugboat
10. The Prayers – Puppet Clouds
11. Kitchens Of Distinction – The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule
12. A.C. Marias – One Of Our Girls Has Gone Missing
13. The Telescopes – Precious Little
14. Pale Saints – Sight Of You
15. Jane From Occupied Europe – Ocean Run Dry
16. Sonic Boom – Angel

Disc 2

01. Ride – Drive Blind
02. Lush – De-luxe
03. See See Rider – Slip So Slow
04. Nightblooms – Crystal Eyes
05. The Darkside – Waiting For The Angels
06. Velocity Girl – I Don’t Care If You Go
07. Cranes – Inescapable
08. Chapterhouse – Falling Down
09. Whipping Boy – Switchblade Smile
10. The Boo Radleys – Kaleidoscope
11. Swervedriver – Rave Down
12. Slowdive – Slowdive
13. The Charlottes – Liar
14. Dr. Phibes & The House Of Wax Equations – Sugarblast
15. Bleach – Decadence
16. Catherine Wheel – She’s My Friend (wilde Club Version)
17. Blow-up – Somersault Sunrise
18. Bark Psychosis – All Different Things

Disc 3

01. Curve – Ten Little Girls
02. The Dylans – Godlike
03. Th’ Faith Healers – Gorgeous Blue Flower In My Garden
04. The Lilys – February Fourteenth
05. The Honey Smugglers – Good Afternoon
06. Spirea X – Chlorine Dream
07. Moonshake – Gravity
08. Spitfire – Translucent
09. Moose – Suzanne
10. Spiritualized – Run
11. Revolver – Heaven Sent An Angel
12. Lowlife – June Wilson
13. The Ecstasy Of Saint Theresa – Square Wave
14. Black Tambourine – By Tomorrow
15. Whipped Cream – Explosion
16. Smashing Orange – My Deranged Heart
17. The Hinnies – Gong
18. Bang Bang Machine – Geek Love (original 12” Version)

Disc 4

01. The Sunflowers – Closer
02. Drop – Mirrored
03. The Belltower – In Hollow
04. Sweet Jesus – Phonefreak Honey
05. Adorable – Sunshine Smile
06. Sun Dial – I Don’t Mind
07. Swallow – Sugar Your Mind
08. Drop Nineteens – Winona
09. Flaming Lips – Talkin’ ’bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues
10. Medicine – Aruca
11. Coaltar Of The Deepers – Charming Sister Kiss Me Dead!!
12. The Honey Buzzards – Starhappy
13. Loveliescrushing – Babysbreath
14. Majesty Crush – No. 1 Fan
15. The Swirlies – Park The Car By The Side Of The Road
16. Submarine – Chemical Tester
17. Bailter – Space Shine
18. Spectrum – True Love Will Find You In The End
19. Blind Mr. Jones – Spooky Vibes

Disc 5

01. An April March – Memory
02. Flying Saucer Attack – Soaring High
03. Drugstore – Alive
04. Secret Shine – Loveblind
05. Mercury Rev – Bronx Cheer
06. The Curtain Society – Chelsea
07. Seefeel – Plainsong
08. Spindrift – Surround Sound
09. Rollerskate Skinny – Miss Leader
10. Bardo Pond – Die Easy
11. Alison’s Halo – Dozen
12. Swirl – The Last Unicorn
13. Bowery Electric – Next To Nothing
14. Bethany Curve – Me Voy
15. Astrobrite – Orange Creamsickle
16. Luna – 23 Minutes In Brussels

David Bowie premiered the title track from his forthcoming album Blackstar earlier this week. The album, which is Bowie's 28th (!) arrives on January 8th, which just so happens to be his birthday. View the trippy and fantastic video for "Blackstar" below and pre-order the full album through Bowie's webstore -- there are several deluxe, limited edition versions, and bundles (some of which include limited edition lithographs). Blackstar is also available to pre-order through iTunes and Amazon.

2015/11/11

Michael Stipe was the unannounced special guest opener for Patti Smith at her show in New York City last night. He performed a set of covers -- originals from David Bowie, John Lennon, Neil Young, the Doors, Boy George & more. Smith also invited Stipe on stage to perform a few songs together during her set.  Indeed what a treat for fans attending the show -- it's rare for Stipe to perform live these days -- Stipe's last performance was December 2014 when he opened for Patti Smith for her birthday shows in New York City.

Watch some fan filmed video snippets of his set below.

UPDATE: More video is available to view below, thanks to You Tube uploaders!











A video posted by Liz Raftery (@lizzo1) on


A video posted by Laura Kaye (@laurakayemusic) on





2015/11/10


The Cure announced details for their 2016 North American tour today. According to the band's press release, the Cure will perform songs from their entire catalog -- hits, rarities, fan favorites, and some "as of yet previously unreleased material" (aka new songs).  The Cure's touring band will be: Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O'Donnell, and Reeves Gabrels.

Sadly, there is no Detroit date, so take a look at the tour itinerary below and start mapping out your road trip. Note: the Toronto & Seattle dates are TBA, and some of the venues are also TBA. For more on the tour, visit the Cure's official site.



2016 North American tour

5/11 -- New Orleans, LA @ TBA
5/13 -- Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
5/14 -- Houston, TX @ TBA
5/15 -- Dallas, TX @ TBA
5/17 -- El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
5/19 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea Theater/The Cosmopolitan
5/20 -- Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater
5/22 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (SOLD OUT)
5/23 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (SOLD OUT)
5/24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (SOLD OUT)
5/26 -- Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater
5/31 -- Vancouver, BC @ Festival Lawn/Deer Lake Park
6/03 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center
6/05 -- Denver, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
6/08 -- Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theater
6/10 -- Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavillion (SOLD OUT)
6/11 -- Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavillion (SOLD OUT)
6/14 -- Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
6/15 -- Boston, MA @ TBA
6/18 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
6/19 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden (SOLD OUT)
6/20 -- New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
6/22 -- Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
6/24 -- Atlanta, GA @ Aarons Amphitheater Lakewook
6/26 -- Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater

*Toronto date TBA (will be 6/12 or 6/13)
*Seattle date TBA

2015/11/02

This morning Stone Roses fans in Manchester woke up to find the band's trademark lemon posters were plastered everywhere around the city.


As it turns out, the posters were placed to generate excitement for the band's eventual tour announcement. The Stone Roses will perform two shows in Manchester in June, and they'll play the T in the Park festival in Scotland in July. All of this is certainly exciting news for fans in those areas, and it certainly opens the door to the possibility of other festival dates in 2016. The announcement was a bit of a letdown for those hoping for news about an album (or even a song!), but considering the band has allegedly been in the studio working, it's highly possible they'll release something prior to the live dates. On the other hand, this IS the Stone Roses we're talking about, so new music could truly be years away!

For more on the Stone Roses and their live shows, visit the official site here.