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2016/08/31


As previously reported Swedish dreampop masters The Radio Dept are set to return with their fourth studio album Running Out Of Love on October 21st. The band previously issued the track "Occupied" (released on 2015's Occupied EP) and today the band premiered another song from the album titled "Swedish Guns" which is available to stream below:



Pre-order Running Out Of Love from iTunes, Amazon, or the Labrador webstore.



Running Out Of Love -- tracklist

01. Sloboda Narodu
02. Swedish Guns
03. We Got Game
04. Thieves Of State
05. Occupied
06. This Thing Was Bound To Happen
07. Can't Be Guilty
08. Committed To The Cause
09. Running Out Of Love
10. Teach Me To Forget

Published August 31st, 2016

Public Image Ltd announced plans to reissue 1979's Metal Box and 1986's Album on October 28th. Both expanded albums will be issued as 4 CD and 4 LP super-deluxe box sets that include the original material as well as rare, live, and previously unreleased material. Metal Box will be issued in a square metal tin; Album will be issued in a square card box. Additionally each boxset will include a 72 page booklet, art-prints (LP version), and postcards (CD version). Note that the LP version does not include all the material on the CDs due to limited space, however PiL will be issuing download cards for the extra tracks.

View the tracklistings for the CD & LP editions below. Read more and pre-order the reissues via on PiL's store.


Metal Box superdeluxe boxset -- CD version

Disc 1: Metal Box Remastered album

01. Albatross
02. Memories
03. Swan Lake (Death Disco)
04. Poptones
05. Careering
06. No Birds Do Sing
07. Graveyard
08. The Suit
09. Bad Baby
10. Socialist
11. Chant
12. Radio 4

Disc 2: B-sides, mixes & radio sessions

01. Death Disco (7” edit)
02. Death Disco 12”
03. Half Mix / Megga Mix (b-side)
04. Death Disco - BBC TV, Top of the Pops July 12.7.72
05. Memories 12”
06. Another (b-side)
07. Poptones - BBCRadio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
08. Careering - BBC Radio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
09. Chant - BBC Radio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
10. Poptones - BBC TV, Old Grey Whistle Test 5/2/80 (audio)
11. Careering - BBC TV, Old Grey Whistle Test 5/2/80 (audio)
12. Pied Piper (rare compilation-only track)

Disc 3: Unreleased Mixes

01. Poptones (version 3) (unreleased)
02. Swan Lake (monitor mix)
03. Albatross (monitor mix) (alternative mix)
04. Swan Lake (“master”) (alternative mix) (unreleased)
05. Unknown INST Jam 1 (“Chant”) (unreleased)
06. Unknown Jam 2 (“Megachant”) (unreleased)
07. Music from an Oven (aka Memories) (unreleased)
08. Radio 4 (“symphony suite”) (unreleased)
09. Home is Where The Heart is (original mix) (unreleased)
10. Unknown INST 2 (unreleased)

Disc 4: Live at Manchester, Russell's Club (The Factory) 18/6/79 (unreleased)

1. Chant
2. Swan Lake (aka Death Disco)
3. Memories
4. Public Image
5. Annalisa
6. No Birds Do Sing


Metal Box superdeluxe boxset -- 4 LP edition

LP 1 Side 1:

Albatross
Memories

LP 1 Side 2:

Swan Lake (Death Disco)
Poptones
Careering

LP 2 Side 1

No Birds Do Sing
Graveyard
The Suit

LP 2 Side 2

Bad Baby
Socialist
Chant
Radio 4

LP 3: Live at Manchester, Russell's Club (The Factory) 18/6/79 (unreleased)

LP 3 Side 1

Chant
Swan Lake (aka Death Disco)
Memories

LP 3 Side 2

Public Image
Annalisa
No Birds Do Sing

LP 4: Rare Mixes & BBC Session

LP 4 Side 1

Swan Lake (monitor mix)
Albatross (monitor mix)

LP 4 Side 2

BBC Radio 1, John Peel Sessions 1979
Poptones
Careering
Chant


Album -- Super-deluxe 4 CD set:

CD 1: Remastered album

1. FFF
2. Rise
3. Fishing
4. Round
5. Bags
6. Home
7. Ease

CD 2: Live at Brixton Academy 27.5.86 (unreleased)

01. Kashmir
02. FFF
03. Low Life
04. Fishing
05. Poptones
06. Pretty Vacant
07. Banging the Door
08. Flowers of Romance
09. Bags
10. Round
11. Home
12. Public Image
13. Rise
14. Annalisa

CD 3: Various, mixes & outtakes etc

1. Things in E (aka Ease) (alternative Laswell mix) (1986) (unreleased)
2. Rise (7” edit)
3. Rise (instrumental)
4. Home (7” edit)
5. Rise (Bob Clearmountain remix)
6. Home - BBC TV, Old Grey Whistle Test 20/5/86 (audio)
7. Round - BBC TV, Old Grey Whistle Test 20/5/86 (audio)

Bonus Tracks
1.Time Zone - World Destruction (12”)
2.Time Zone - World Destruction (Industrial Remix)

CD 4: Original 1985 Album demos

01. Animal (unreleased)
02. Black Rubber Bags (aka Bags) (unreleased)
03. European Cars (aka Round) (unreleased)
04. Fairwell Fairweather Friend (aka FFF) (unreleased)
05. Pearls Before Swine (aka Fishing) (unreleased)
06. Things in E (aka Ease) (instrumental) (unreleased)
07. Ben Hur (unreleased) (instrumental) (unreleased)
08. Cats (unreleased) (instrumental) (unreleased)
09. Have a Nice Day (unreleased) (instrumental) (unreleased)
10. Untitled 3 (unreleased) (instrumental) (unreleased)
11. Pearls Before Swine (aka Fishing) (alternate mix) (incomplete) (unreleased)


Album 4LP super-deluxe boxset

LP 1: 'Album' studio album

Side 1

FFF
Rise
Fishing
Round

Side 2

Bags
Home
Ease

LP2: Original 1985 Album demos

Side 1:

Animal (unreleased)
Black Rubber Bags (aka Bags) (unreleased)
European Cars (aka Round) (unreleased)

Side 2:

Fairwell Fairweather Friend (aka FFF) (unreleased)
Pearls Before Swine (aka Fishing) (unreleased)
Things in E (aka Ease) (instrumental) (unreleased)

LP3: Various, mixes & outtakes etc 1

Side 1:

Things in E (Ease) (alternative Laswell mix) (unreleased)

Side 2:

Rise (7” edit)
Rise (instrumental)
Home (7” edit)

LP4: Various, mixes & outtakes etc 2

Side 1

Home - BBC Old Grey Whistle Test 20/5/86
Round - BBC, Old Grey Whistle Test 20/5/86
Rise (Bob Clearmountain remix)

Side 2

Time Zone - World Destruction (12”)
Time Zone - World Destruction (Industrial Remix)

Published August 31st, 2016

2016/08/30


Vimeo user EVOL created a gorgeous video pairing the grace and beauty of Swan Lake with Joy Division's "Transmission." The results are simply striking. Enjoy the flawless mashup below:




Meanwhile Peter Hook is preparing to kick off his latest tour -- he'll perform Substance (both the Joy Division and New Order compilations) in full on the road this fall. Hook is also releasing his latest memoir the 768 page Substance: Inside New Order on October 6th. More details on that are posted here and Hooky's tour dates are posted below:

Peter Hook North American tour

Sep 22 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 23 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sep 26 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep 28 -- Monterrey, Mexico @ Cafe Iguana
Sep 30 -- Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi Center
Oct 26 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Oct 28 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct 29 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Oct 30 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov 01 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Nov 03 -- Seattle, WA @ The Market
Nov 04 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 05 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 07 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 08 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Nov 10 -- Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Nov 11 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Nov 12 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Nov 14 -- New Orleans, LA @ Republic
Nov 15 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Nov 17 -- Orlando, FL @ Plaza LIve
Nov 18 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 19 -- Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Nov 21 -- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Nov 22 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Nov 23 -- Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
Nov 25 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov 26 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov 27 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Nov 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Published August 30th, 2016

Cold Cave (aka Wesley Eisold) premiered a gritty and intense new single titled "The Idea Of Love." The insanely good track serves as the A-side to the forthcoming Cold Cave limited edition 7" picture disc which arrives on September 9th. The picture disc's b-side is titled "Rue The Day." Stream the black and white video for the single below:



The release of the limited edition single coincides with Cold Cave's (woefully short) North American tour. Though the release is currently available to pre-order, Cold Cave revealed that most of the limited edition copies will be sold at live shows. Fans can pre-order the release while supplies last (NOTE: pre-order link features the non-censored NSFW cover art) here.

FYI: Cold Cave's last full length album Cherish The Light Years was released in 2011, and it doesn't sound like Eisold is planning on releasing a full length album anytime soon. He notes on Cold Cave's website that the band is "releasing music in any format and at any time" and is "laughing happily outside of the tired norm that is music industry convention."

Cold Cave -- North American tour

Sep 08 -- San Diego, CA @ Music Box
Sep 09 -- San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
Sep 10 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Sep 11 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Sep 14 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Sep 16 -- New York, New York @ Webster Hall
Sep 17 -- Boston, MA @ The Middle East
Sep 30 -- Guadalajara, MX @ BMLS Show Center
Oct 22 -- Santa Ana, CA @ Beach Goth Festival
Oct 23 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Circle V Benefit/Fonda Theater
Oct 27 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom

Published August 30th, 2016

2016/08/28


Detroit goth/post-punk band Ritual Howls return with their third full length album Into The Water. The highly anticipated album was recorded at Hamtramck Sound Studios and released earlier this month via by noted post-punk label Felte (also home to Toronto's Odonis Odonis). The ominous and stunning cover art envelops a truly magnificent record -- the nine track album is a dark, unsettling and brutal journey into a gothic abyss. One listen and you'll understand why Ritual Howls has a substantial fanbase worldwide -- their music is tormenting, yet incredibly addictive. This is highly recommended listening for fans of the dark -- especially Bauhaus, Sisters Of Mercy/The Mission, etc.

Get Into The Water now -- the release is available on LP, CD, and limited edition cassette through Bandcamp. Digital versions are available through iTunes and Amazon.

Stream below or on Bandcamp:



Catch up with Ritual Howls on their official site.

UPDATE: Don't miss Ritual Howls perform at their Into The Water record release party September 9th at El Club in Detroit.  Info here.

Published August 28th, 2016

2016/08/26


If you yearn for music heavily influenced by Nirvana, Failure, Pavement, Pixies, (did I mention Nirvana?), let me introduce you to Vomitface. The NYC/Toronto band released their debut full length album titled Hooray For Me today. Vomitface aren't exactly breaking new ground -- the album was engineered by the legendary Steve Albini and sounds like it was released in the '90s. You probably get the distinct feeling you've heard these songs before.

You're likely going to really dig Vomitface because they sound like the influential bands that came before them, or you'll totally hate them because they walk (or cross, depending on your perspective) the fine line of ripoff-land. Regardless, it's well done and rocks pretty hard. Stream a few tracks from the album below:





Purchase Hooray For Me from iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.

Catch up with Vomitface on Facebook and check 'em out on the road live.

Aug 27 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy
Aug 28 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville
Aug 29 -- Washington, DC @ Dew Drop Inn
Aug 31 -- Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Sep 01 -- Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon Street
Sep 02 -- Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
Sep 03 -- Baltimore, MD @ TBA*
Sep 04 -- Hoboken, NJ @ Chambord Place

Published August 26th, 2016

Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures artwork has been nicked over the years for a number of things -- Mickey Mouse t-shirts, maps, oven mitts, pasta arrangements, etc. Now comes news that a gold colored version of the iconic artwork will grace the front of a new Christmas card for Oxfam. According to NME, legendary graphic artist Peter Saville donated the artwork which will be used for Oxfam's annual charity Christmas Card. The card will be available starting October 17th. View the gold version here.

Find out more about Oxfam here.

Peter Saville created the original artwork for Unknown Pleasures which was adapted from an pulsar image Stephen Morris saw in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy. Watch Saville discuss the iconic artwork below:



Published August 26th, 2016

2016/08/25


Ash Code sounds like Detroit's City Club in the '80s -- dark, synthy, and smoky. The mystical band formed in 2013 and features three members known solely by their first names -- Alessandro, Claudia, and Adriano.  If you enjoy darkwave, coldwave, goth, electro Ash Code will be a perfect soundtrack to your dark and misunderstood world.  Check out a few tracks from the band's 2016 album Posthuman below and stream the full release on Bandcamp.







Catch up with Ash Code on their website and Facebook


R.E.M. celebrate the 25th anniversary of 1991's Out Of Time with an expanded anniversary reissue on November 18th. Three editions will be released: 2CD set, 3LP set, and deluxe 4CD edition.  The 2CD & 3LP include the original (remastered) material from Out Of Time plus 19 demos. The 4CD set includes all the material from the 2CD/3LP edition, R.E.M.'s 1991 Mountain Stage concert, and Out Of Time on Blu-Ray/hi-resolution audio/surround sound, plus music videos, in studio footage, and exclusive performances. All three editions will include extensive liner notes by noted awesome rock journalist Annie Zaleski featuring interviews with R.E.M. and producers Scott Litt and John Keane.

View the tracklistings for the sets below and pre-order from R.E.M.'s official store.

Out Of Time -- Disc 1

01. Radio Song
02. Losing My Religion
03. Low
04. Near Wild Heaven
05. Endgame
06. Shiny Happy People
07. Belong
08. Half A World Away
09. Texarkana
10. Country Feedback
11. Me In Honey

Out Of Time -- Disc 2

01. Losing My Religion 1 (demo)
02. Near Wild Heaven 1 (demo)
03. Shiny Happy People 1 (demo)
04. Texarkana 1 (demo)
05. Untitled (demo 2)
06. Radio - Acoustic (Radio Song demo)
07. Near Wild Heaven 2 (demo)
08. Shiny Happy People 2 (demo)
09. Slow Sad Rocker (Endgame demo)
10. Radio - Band (Radio Song 3 demo)
11. Losing My Religion 2 (demo)
12. Belong (demo)
13. Blackbirds (Half A World Away demo)
14. Texarkana (demo)
15. Country Feedback (demo)
16. Me On Keyboard (Me In Honey demo)
17. Low (demo)
18. 40 Sec (40 Second Song demo)
19. Fretless 1 (demo)


Out Of Time -- 4 Disc Set

Disc 1

01. Radio Song
02. Losing My Religion
03. Low
04. Near Wild Heaven
05. Endgame
06. Shiny Happy People
07. Belong
08. Half A World Away
09. Texarkana
10. Country Feedback
11. Me In Honey

Disc 2

01. Losing My Religion 1 (demo)
02. Near Wild Heaven 1 (demo)
03. Shiny Happy People 1 (demo)
04. Texarkana 1 (demo)
05. Untitled (demo 2)
06. Radio - Acoustic (Radio Song demo)
07. Near Wild Heaven 2 (demo)
08. Shiny Happy People 2 (demo)
09. Slow Sad Rocker (Endgame demo)
10. Radio - Band (Radio Song 3 demo)
11. Losing My Religion 2 (demo)
12. Belong (demo)
13. Blackbirds (Half A World Away demo)
14. Texarkana (demo)
15. Country Feedback (demo)
16. Me On Keyboard (Me In Honey demo)
17. Low (demo)
18. 40 Sec (40 Second Song demo)
19. Fretless 1 (demo)


Disc 3 -- Live At Mountain Stage

01. Introduction
02. World Leader Pretend
03. Radio Song
04. Fall On Me
05. It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
06. Half A World Away
07. Belong
08. Love Is All Around
09. Losing My Religion
10. Dallas
11. Radio Song
12. Disturbance At The Heron House
13. Low
14. Swan Swan H
15. Pop Song 89

Disc 4

Out Of Time -- Blu-Ray
Out Of Time -- Hi-Resolution Audio
Out Of Time -- 5.1 Surround Sound

Music videos:

01. Radio Song
02. Losing My Religion
03. Low
04. Near Wild Heaven
05. Shiny Happy People
06. Belong
07. Half A World Away
08. Country Feedback

Time Piece (electronic press kit)

Published August 25th, 2016

2016/08/22


Teenage Fanclub return with a new studio album titled Here on September 9th. The band previously issued the first single "I'm In Love," and today they premiered another song from the album titled "Thin Air" on BBC Music 6. Stream the official audio of "Thin Air" via Merge Records below:



Pre-order Here here: iTunes, Amazon, Teenage Fanclub store

Don't miss Teenage Fanclub on tour in North America this autumn.



Teenage Fanclub -- North American tour

Oct 12 -- Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Oct 14 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct 15 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Oct 16 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 17 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Oct 18 -- Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Oct 20 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Oct 21 -- Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Oct 22 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Oct 23 -- Madison, WI @ High Noon
Oct 25 -- Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch

Published August 22nd, 2016

2016/08/21


Psychedelic-garage-fuzz-surf rockers The Wytches released their explosive and brilliant debut album Annabel Dream Reader in 2014. On September 30th the English four-piece is set to return with a new album titled All Your Happy Life. The record promises to be as tasty as ADR -- stream the band's newly released single "C-Side" off All Your Happy Life below and pre-order All Your Happy Life from Amazon or Heavenly Recordings.



Enjoy some previously released material from The Wytches below and catch up with them on their website and Facebook.





Published August 21st, 2016

If you like trippy experimental beats, Blister Sykes has you covered. Detach and bask in the new EP Fluctuations and Palpatations. Head over to Bandcamp to purchase.



Published August 21st, 2016


As previously reported Placebo celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with a tour, retrospective collection titled A Place For Us To Dream, and brand new EP Life's What You Make It. Placebo unveiled one of the new songs off the EP -- watch the video for "Jesus' Son" below.



A Place For Us To Dream - 20 Years Of Placebo and Life's What You Make It EP will be released October 7th. View the tracklisting for both releases here and pre-order through Placebo's official site.

Published August 21st, 2016

2016/08/18


The April Seven is a new collaborative project featuring Patrick Fitzgerald (Kitchens of Distinction) and Paul Frederick (The Family Cat). The duo just released their debut album Pop Tarkovsky, featuring eight lovely, indie-pop songs. Some songs are delicate and introspective; others are dark and intense.  All of them are dazzling, blissful, and elegant. If you've loved anything by Fitzgerald or Frederick previously, this album is a must listen.

Stream a few songs off of Pop Tarkovsky below and download the full album from The April Seven on Bandcamp.







Published August 18th, 2016

As previously reported, Oasis is releasing an expanded reissue of its third album Be Here Now on October 7th. Last month the band premiered a newly mixed version of "D'You Know What I Mean" from the collection. Today the band premiered the official video for the new mix.  The video was reworked by the directors of the classic 1997 video for "D'You Know What I Mean" and includes some previously unused/unseen footage. View both versions below:

2016 rework



1997 classic



Be Here Now - Chasing The Sun: 1993 - 1997 arrives October 7th and will be available in several formats. Options include: the standard CD, Special Edition 3 CD set (with demos, outtakes, and live versions), 12" vinyl LP (with download code for bonus content), Super Deluxe Box Set (includes LP, Special Edition 3 CD set, hardback coffee table book, exclusive vinyl, and 12" white label sampler of Mustique demos & Oasis merchandise). View all the pre-order options here.

Published August 18th, 2016

2016/08/17


Today Pixies debuted the second single from the new album Head Carrier. Stream "Talent" below along with the previously issued "Um Chagga Lagga."

Head Carrier arrives on September 30th.





Pixies -- Tour

Nov 15 -- Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
Nov 16 -- Poznan, Poland @ Hala Arena
Nov 17 -- Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin
Nov 18 -- Montreux, Switzerland @ Auditorium Stravinski
Nov 20 -- Barcelona, Spain @ Sant Jordi Club
Nov 21 -- Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu
Nov 23 -- Paris, France @ Zenith
Nov 25 -- Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto
Nov 27 -- Amsterdam, Netherlands @ HMH
Nov 28 -- London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Nov 29 -- London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Nov 30 -- Leeds, UK @ Academy
Dec 02 -- Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
Dec 03 -- Newcastle, UK @ Academy
Dec 04 -- Manchester, UK @ Apollo
Dec 06 -- London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Dec 07 -- Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
Dec 08 -- Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy

Published August 17th, 2016
The Verve is reissue its first two albums -- A Storm In Heaven and A Northern Soul as 3CD deluxe expanded boxsets and on vinyl on September 9th. As previously reported, the reissues include newly remastered original material, along with EP tracks, b-sides, live session tracks, and other rarities.

Now the Verve unleashed two previously unreleased tracks from one of the reissues -- "South Pacific" and "Shoeshine Girl" from the Verve's Sawmills session will be released on the boxset for A Storm In Heaven.  Both tracks are available to stream below:





Read more about the reissues here. Pre-order A Storm In Heaven here and A Northern Soul here.

Published August 17th, 2016

Preoccupations release their self-titled album on September 16th. So far the post punk four piece debuted the singles "Anxiety" and "Degraded" from the album, and now they've premiered the official video for "Degraded." The video is a little different than what we've come to expect from the band -- it's full of colorful psychedelic graphics. Trip out below:



Preoccupations is available to pre-order through iTunes, Amazon, and the band's official store.

Don't miss Preoccupations live on tour this fall!





Preoccupations -- North American tour

Aug 21 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Aug 22 -- Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
Aug 24 -- El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Aug 28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Festival
Aug 29 -- Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery
Aug 30 -- Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Sep 01 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sep 02 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sep 28 -- North Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 03 -- Winnepeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
Oct 04 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Oct 05 -- Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Oct 07 -- Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
Oct 08 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Oct 11 -- Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
Oct 12 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Oct 14 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Oct 15 -- Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Oct 16 -- Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct 18 -- Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Oct 19 -- New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Oct 21 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Oct 25 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Oct 26 -- San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
Oct 28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Oct 29 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Nov 02 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumos

Published August 17th, 2016

2016/08/15


Dark electro and industrial music fans should check out a stellar digital compilation titled Face The Beat Session 3. The 63 song collection was curated by Sideline and features established artists as well as acts new to the scene.  The comp is a fantastic way to discover talented bands that are up and coming, or that you might have missed out on previously.  Take some time and delve into this cool collection -- stream Face The Beat Session 3 below and download it for free (name-your-own-price) from Bandcamp.



Published August 15th, 2016

2016/08/11


London psych-rock faves TOY return with the follow up to 2013's Join The Dots this autumn. Though it's been a few years since the release of Join The Dots, TOY have been busy -- they've toured extensively, collaborated with Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes) on the side project Sexwitch, plus underwent a lineup change (Alejandra Diez left and was replaced by Max Oscarnold).

During the second half of 2015, TOY headed back into the studio to record their third studio album. The resulting dark psych/rock album Clear Shot features ten new glorious, breathtaking and mystifying tracks. Clear Shot was recorded at EVE studios in England (famous for experimental and vintage recording equipment) and was mixed in Los Angeles by Chris Coady, who reportedly utilized some of the reverbs and vocal processors used on Prince's Purple Rain.

Clear Shot will be released on October 28th.  TOY fans have even more to look forward to though -- a selection of tracks recorded during the Clear Shot sessions that didn't make the album will be released on a companion EP, which also arrives October 28th through Heavenly Recordings. Viva la TOY!

Stream TOY's brand new single "Fast Silver" below (via Stereogum) and pre-order Clear Shot through Heavenly Recordings here. Catch up with the band on their official site or Facebook.



If you're not familiar with TOY, remedy that immediately and stream TOY's phenomenal "Kopter" (from their self-titled debut album) below. EPIC! 



Clear Shot -- tracklisting

01. Clear Shot
02. Another Dimension
03. Fast Silver
04. I'm Still Believing
05. Clouds That Cover The Sun
06. Jungle Games
07. Dream Orchestrator
08. We Will Disperse
09. Spirits Don't Lie
10. Cinema

Published August 11th, 2016

Third Man Records announced a Jack White acoustic collection will be released on September 9th. Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016 includes a massive helping of Jack White goodness -- album cuts, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased tracks spanning White's career beginning with the White Stripes. The 26 track collection includes a previously unreleased White Stripes song titled "City Lights" (originally intended for Get Behind Me Satan), plus a few alternate versions/remixed tracks from the White Stripes. White's music from the Cold Mountain soundtrack and Coca Cola are also included, along with an assortment of tracks from the Raconteurs and White's impressive solo career. All of the songs on Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016 were remastered earlier this year in Nashville.

Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2016 will be released as a double LP, double CD, and digital download September 9th. Pre-order here.

Stream "City Lights" and view the tracklisting for the collection below.





SIDE A

Sugar Never Tasted So Good
Apple Blossom (Remixed)
I’m Bound To Pack It Up (Remixed)
Hotel Yorba
We’re Going To Be Friends
You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket
Well It’s True That We Love One Another
Never Far Away

SIDE B

Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)
White Moon
As Ugly As I Seem
City Lights (Previously Unreleased White Stripes Track)
Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap
Effect & Cause

SIDE C

Love Is The Truth (Acoustic Mix)
Top Yourself (Bluegrass Version)
Carolina Drama (Acoustic Mix)
Love Interruption
On And On And On
Machine Gun Silhouette (Acoustic Mix)

SIDE D

Blunderbuss
Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy (Alternate Mix)
I Guess I Should Go To Sleep (Alternate Mix)
Just One Drink (Acoustic Mix)
Entitlement
Want And Able

Published August 11th, 2016

A couple of weeks ago Massive Attack debuted their new song "The Spoils" featuring Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval on vocals. Now they've debuted the official video for the track which stars Cate Blanchett. View the video below.

"The Spoils" is featured on Massive Attack's new EP which was released through their newly launched app Fantom (IOS/Apple devices only). Download Fantom here. The single is also now available as a digital download.



Published August 11th, 2016

2016/08/09


Get ready!  New Order is launching its own beer later this month. The band announced they've teamed up with Moorhouse's Brewery of Burnley to launch a new premium beer called Stray Dog (the beer is named after the Music Complete track featuring Iggy Pop on vocals). The premium 4.2% golden ale has been described as:

"...a refreshing and clean tasting golden ale with hints of citrus fruit and lychee, all balanced by a subtle bitterness."

Stray Dog premieres August 28th at a special New Order-themed evening in Manchester at The Sawyer's Arms, and will be available exclusively Mitchells & Butlers pubs during the U.K.'s Bank Holiday weekend (August 28 - August 31st).  In September Stray Dog will be available at pubs throughout the U.K. plus a bottled version will also be sold at supermarkets and will be available as export.

New Order announced the news on its official website, stating:

"It’s been a pleasure to work with Moorhouse’s of Burnley on our first foray into the brewing business."

This is not only New Order's first foray into the brewing business, but it's also the first time Moorhouse's of Burnley has collaborated with a band to launch a beer.

Read more about Stray Dog here.

~ "But I can't stop drinking, it's in my blood" / New Order



Published August 9th, 2016

Darkwave/coldwave band Skeleton Hands released its fantastic debut album Gore back in 2013, and since then they've released a few one-off singles. So far there's no news on a new album, however the Cincinnati duo is hitting the road this month for a west coast tour. If you dig dark 80s, coldwave, or post-punk be sure to check out this cool band if they're coming to your town.

Enjoy a few tracks from Skeleton Hands and view the tour dates below. Catch up with Skeleton Hands on Bandcamp and Facebook.





Aug 12 -- Newark, NJ @ QXT's
Aug 13 -- New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
Aug 14 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Aug 15 -- San Diego, CA @ The Office
Aug 16 -- San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern
Aug 17 -- Sacramento, CA @ Starlight Lounge
Aug 18 -- Seattle, WA @ Victory Lounge
Aug 19 -- Portland, OR @ High Water Mark Lounge

Published August 9th, 2016

2016/08/08


It's August 8th, aka 8/08, which means it's the perfect day to enjoy some 808 State!









Published August 8th, 2016

Brooklyn/Los Angeles post-punk/coldwave act Black Marble returns with its second full length album It's Immaterial on September 30th. If you like it dark and smoky with a good beat, you'll be all about Black Marble. Stream the band's enchanting new single "Iron Lung" from It's Immaterial below along with another album track titled "Woods." Pre-order It's Immaterial from iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, and Ghostly.





Catch up with Black Marble on Facebook.

Published August 8th, 2016

2016/08/07


Back in March, Placebo announced dates for a world tour in celebration of its 20th anniversary. Now comes news that Placebo will also be celebrating the anniversary with the release of a new retrospective collection A Place For Us To Dream - 20 Years Of Placebo along with a brand new EP titled Life's What You Make It.

A Place For Us To Dream features 36 songs -- many are radio edits of the band's classic tracks, but several rare(r) versions of some songs are also included, such as "Without You I'm Nothing" featuring David Bowie on backup vocals, "Broken Promise" featuring Michael Stipe, and a newly recorded version of "36 Degrees." Both the LP editions and double CD of A Place For Us To Dream come with a collection of never-before-seen photos from the band's 20 year career.

Meanwhile the vinyl only EP Life's What You Make It features six previously unreleased tracks including the a cover of the Talk Talk classic "Life's What You Make It."

A Place For Us To Dream - 20 Years Of Placebo and Life's What You Make It EP will be released October 7th. The greatest hits collection and EP are sold separately, though some of the A Place To Dream bundles include a 7" of two tracks from the EP. Head to Placebo's store to view all the options and check out the tracklisting for both releases below:

A Place For Us To Dream - 20 Years Of Placebo tracklist

Disc 1

01. Pure Morning (Radio Edit)
02. Jesus’ Son (Radio Edit)
03. Come Home
04. Every You Every Me (Single Version)
05. Too Many Friends
06. Nancy Boy (Radio Edit)
07. 36 Degrees (Version 2016)
08. Taste In Men (Radio Edit)
09. The Bitter End
10. Without You I'm Nothing (feat. David Bowie)
11. English Summer Rain (Single Verison)
12. Breathe Underwater (Slow)
13. Soulmates
14. Meds (feat. Alison Mosshart)
15. Bright Lights (Single Version)
16. Song To Say Goodbye (Radio Edit)
17. Infra-Red
18. Running Up That Hill

Disc 2

01. B3 (Radio Edit)
02. For What It’s Worth
03. Teenage Angst
04. You Don’t Care About Us (Radio Edit)
05. Ashtray Heart
06. Broken Promise (feat. Michael Stipe)
07. Slave To The Wage (Radio Edit)
08. Bruise Pristine (Radio Edit)
09. This Picture
10. Protège Moi
11. Because I Want You (Redux)
12. Black-Eyed
13. Lazarus
14. I Know (Version 2008)
15. A Million Little Pieces (Radio Edit)
16. Special Needs (Radio Edit)
17. Special K
18. Loud Like Love


Life's What You Make It EP

Vinyl 1

A1. Life's What You Make It
A2. Jesus’ Son
A3. Twenty Years (Live at Europavox Festival 2015)

Vinyl 2

B1. Autoluminescent
B2. Twenty Years (Piano Version Live at Evening Urgant, Moscow 2016)
B3. Song #6

Published August 7th, 2016

2016/08/06


Black metal/Blackgaze band Alcest announced a new album, Kodama, will be released September 30th. As you might guess from the title, the band's fifth album is Japanese-influenced (the title means "tree spirit"), and sonically the music is a return to the band's earlier, heavier sound. The band revealed to Noisey:

"I think we couldn’t have gone even softer then we went, because Shelter was the softest record we have done. We wanted to go back to something a bit more punchy, because at the time we felt this need, in a very natural way, because after such a mellow record, you want to make something a bit more punchy."

Stream Alcest's fantastic new song "Oiseaux de Proie" and catch up with Alcest on Facebook.



Published August 6th, 2016

2016/08/03


Morrissey is gearing up to hit the road for his world tour which kicks off this Saturday in Norway. Mozzer is doing some press interviews in promotion of the tour, and the first of these interviews was just published by Australian paper News. As is the case with virtually all Morrissey interviews these days, the interview was conducted via email, so the interviewer didn't have a chance to prod deeper into his responses.  Still, Morrissey interviews are always entertaining and this one is no exception.  Much of the feature tackles the usual Moz faire -- politics, the Royal family, and vegetarianism -- but there were also a few fun nuggets:

On Steven, the upcoming Morrissey biopic, starring Jack Lowden:

"I know nothing about it. I wasn’t consulted, so they obviously didn’t want my clarity to muddle up their perspective of how things were, or are, or should be."

On whether any unreleased Smiths' rarities exist:

"Only a cover of Elvis Presley’s A Fool Such As I. I don’t even have a copy of it, but I expect it will spring out one day"

As for the requisite Smiths' reunion question, Morrissey was asked if time heals wounds (with respect to reuniting with Johnny Marr):

"It's no longer a question of time or wounds, but simply that the issue is now so remote that the question doesn’t make sense any more."

Morrissey also confirmed reports of him running for Mayor of London were true, plus he answered questions about his setlists, vinyl, and his experience recording for Harvest Records.  Read the full interview with Morrissey here.



Morrissey -- 2016 World Tour

Aug 06 -- Bergen, Norway @ Grieghallen
Aug 08 -- Stavanger, Norway @ Konserthus
Aug 11 -- Goteborg, Sweden @ Way Out West festival
Aug 13 -- Helsinki, Finland @ Flow
Aug 16 -- Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom
Aug 19 -- Istanbul, Turkey @ KüçükÇiftlik Park
Aug 20 -- Manchester, England @ Manchester Arena
Aug 23 -- Tel Aviv, Israel @ Charles Bronfman Auditorium
Aug 24 -- Caesarea, Israel @ The Ancient Roman Amphitheater
Sep 17 -- Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
Sep 20 -- Louisville, KY @ Palace Theatre
Sep 22 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
Sep 24 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
Sep 28 -- Tokyo, Japan @ Orchard Hall
Sep 29 -- Tokyo, Japan @ Orchard Hall
Oct 01 -- Yokohama, Japan @ Bay Hall
Oct 02 -- Osaka, Japan @ IMP Hall
Oct 06 -- Hong Kong, China @ MacPherson Stadium
Oct 12 -- Jakarta, Indonesia @ Senayan Golf Driving Range
Oct 15 -- Singapore City, Singapore @ Marina Barrage
Oct 18 -- Bangkok, Thailand @ Moonstar Studio
Oct 22 -- Melbourne, Australia @ Festival Hall
Oct 26 -- Adelaide, Australia @ Thebarton Theatre
Oct 28 -- Canberra, Australia @ Royal Theatre
Oct 29 -- Wollongong, Australia @ WIN Centre
Oct 31 -- Newcastle, Australia @ Civic Theatre
Nov 04 -- Irvine, CA @ Bren Events Center
Nov 09 -- Irvine, CA @ Bren Events Center
Nov 11 -- Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre
Nov 14 -- Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
Nov 16 -- Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Auditorium
Nov 17 -- San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center
Nov 19 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov 23 -- El Paso, TX @ Abraham Chavez Theatre

A list of select shows coming through the Detroit area

Aug 04 -- Bryan Ferry @ Fox Theatre
Aug 04 -- Wye Oak @ The Loving Touch
Aug 05 -- The Gories @ El Club
Aug 11 -- The Claypool Lennon Delirium @ Majestic Theatre
Aug 12 -- Deftones @ Freedom Hill
Aug 17 -- Omni @ El Club
Aug 20 -- X (performing Los Angeles) @ El Club
Aug 21 -- X (performing Wild Gift) @ El Club

Sep 01 -- Sleigh Bells @ El Club
Sep 04 -- Tribulation/Youth Code @ El Club
Sep 07 -- Pig wsg En Esch @ Smalls
Sep 11 -- Matthew Sweet @ Magic Bag
Sep 11 -- Agent Orange @ El Club
Sep 15 -- Explosions In The Sky @ Masonic Temple
Sep 19 -- Lush @ St. Andrew's Hall
Sep 21 -- Car Seat Headrest @ El Club
Sep 23 -- Protomartyr @ El Club
Sep 23 -- Buzzcocks @ Majestic Theatre
Sep 23 -- Young The Giant @ Fillmore Detroit
Sep 23 -- The Smithereens @ Magic Bag
Sep 24 -- HEALTH @ El Club
Sep 24 -- Nada Surf @ The Loving Touch
Sep 25 -- Legendary Pink Dots @
Sep 25 -- Metric @ Fillmore Detroit
Sep 26 -- Tacocat @ Pike Room
Sep 27 -- Diarrhea Planet @ El Club
Sep 29 -- Tobacco @ St. Andrew's Hall
Sep 29 -- Titus Andronicus @ El Club
Sep 29 -- Temper Trap @ Majestic
Sep 30 -- Ash @ Shelter
Sep 30 -- Tears For Fears @ Caesars Windsor (RESCHEDULED FROM 7/17)
Sep 30 -- Chill on the Hill @ Freedom Hill

Oct 01 -- Sigur Rós @ Fox Theatre
Oct 01 -- Jr Jr @ Fillmore Detroit
Oct 02 -- Crystal Castles @ Majestic Theatre
Oct 02 -- Merchandise @ Marble Bar
Oct 06 -- Still Corners @ El Club
Oct 07 -- Preoccupations (prev known as Viet Cong) @ Pike Room
Oct 09 -- Midge Ure @ Magic Bag
Oct 11 -- Squirrel Nut Zippers @ Magic Bag
Oct 14 -- Book Of Love @ Magic Bag
Oct 25 -- Teenage Fanclub @ The Loving Touch
Oct 26 -- Peter Hook @ St. Andrew's Hall
Oct 29 -- Grouplove @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct 30 -- Elvis Costello @ Michigan Theatre

Nov 23 -- Two Door Cinema Club @ Fillmore Detroit

Peter Hook announced his memoir about New Order will be released this autumn. Substance: Inside New Order is Hooky's third book and promises to be quite a read for New Order fans. The 768 (!!!) page book promises to be a no-holds barred, dirt-dishing tome, focusing on the (sometimes tumultuous) history of one of the best and most important bands in alt rock. It also includes exclusive photographs and archival images from Hook's personal collection.

From the press release:

"Peter Hook has written a no-holds-barred, comprehensive account of the band's entire history, packed with outrageous anecdotes and including every set list and tour itinerary and interspersed with 'geek facts' of every piece of electronic equipment used to forge the sound that changed the direction of popular music."

The release of Substance: Inside New Order coincides with Hook's upcoming tour -- he'll perform both Joy Division's and New Order's Substance in full on the road in North America this October & November.

Substance: Inside New Order will be released in the U.K./Europe on October 6th, and in the U.S. on November 15th.  Pre-order here, and view tour dates for Hook's tour below.

Peter Hook North American tour

Sep 22 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 23 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sep 26 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep 28 -- Monterrey, Mexico @ Cafe Iguana
Sep 30 -- Mexico City, Mexico @ Pepsi Center
Oct 26 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Oct 28 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct 29 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Oct 30 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov 01 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Nov 03 -- Seattle, WA @ The Market
Nov 04 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 05 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 07 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 08 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Nov 10 -- Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Nov 11 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Nov 12 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Nov 14 -- New Orleans, LA @ Republic
Nov 15 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Nov 17 -- Orlando, FL @ Plaza LIve
Nov 18 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 19 -- Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Nov 21 -- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Nov 22 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Nov 23 -- Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
Nov 25 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov 26 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov 27 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Nov 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall

Published August 3rd, 2016

2016/08/02


Earlier this year Book Of Love's original lineup regrouped, released a new 30th anniversary collection, and hit the road for a few reunion shows. The synthpop act has now announced a few more anniversary dates including a Detroit area show October 14th at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. Tickets for the Magic Bag show go on sale Friday, August 5th.

Book Of Love -- North American tour

Aug 27 -- Austin, TX @ Austin Pride Fest
Sep 17 -- Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe
Sep 23 -- Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Sep 24 -- Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater
Oct 14 -- Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag

Book Of Love's MMXVI – The 30th Anniversary Collection was released in July and includes newly remastered versions of the band's greatest hits along with previously unreleased demos and two brand new songs "All Girl Band" and "Something Good." Stream "All Girl Band" below and read more about the new compilation here.



Catch up with Book Of Love on their official website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Published August 2nd, 2016

As previously reported, Dave Gahan and Mark Lanegan teamed up with Martyn LeNoble and Christian Eigner to record a cover of David Bowie's "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)." The track, which was released today, was recorded as a benefit single for the American Liver Foundation. Fans of Soulsavers and Mark Lanegan will not be disappointed with this superb and mesmerizing take on Bowie's classic. Sonically this is Soulsavers spellbinding, moody music paired with Lanegan's unmistakably gravelly yet oh-so-soothing and entrancing vocals; Gahan provides backup vocals for the last minute of the song. This is a beautiful and captivating version of a classic track. Bowie would be proud.

"Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" is currently not available for streaming because it is a benefit single.  Do yourself (and those with liver disease) a favor by purchasing the track digitally via iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. All proceeds go to the American Liver Foundation.

UPDATE: Lenoble has made the song available to stream. It'd still be cool if you bought a copy though.



LeNoble was a founding member of Porno For Pyros and has worked with Mark Lanegan and Soulsavers in the past; Eigner collaborated with Dave Gahan on several Depeche Mode songs released on 2005's Playing The Angel and 2009's Sounds Of The Universe.

The original version of "Cat People (Putting Out Fire)" was recorded by David Bowie and Giorgio Moroder in 1981 and served as the theme song for the 1982 remake of the film Cat People. Bowie went on to re-record the track and released a new version on 1983's Let's Dance.



Published August 2nd, 2016

2016/08/01


Detroit's preeminent post-punk band Protomartyr is out on the road in support of 2015's The Agent Intellect. The band performed at El Club over the weekend as part of BFF fest, and now they've announced a new Detroit show September 23rd at El Club. According to Protomartyr it will be the band's final Detroit show in 2016, so best be getting tickets!  Grab 'em here.





For those elsewhere in the U.S. check out Protomartyr here:

Aug 03 -- Bozeman, MT @ The Filling Station
Aug 04 -- Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Aug 05 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumo's
Aug 06 -- Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
Aug 07 -- Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon
Aug 09 -- Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Aug 11 -- Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Aug 12 -- Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Aug 13 -- St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
Aug 14 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Mad Planet
Sep 23 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Nov 06 -- Austin, TX @ Sound On Sound

Published August 1st, 2016



Earlier this year Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star released a limited edition 7" single for Record Store Day. Now comes news that Sandoval has teamed up with Massive Attack on a new track called "The Spoils."  The single is featured on the trip hop band's new EP which was released through their newly launched app Fantom.

To listen to the full EP, download Fantom here. [Sorry Android users, the app currently only runs on IOS/Apple devices.]

Stream "The Spoils" featuring Hope Sandoval below:



Watch the official video for another new Massive Attack song titled "Come Near Me" below.



Published August 1st, 2016

2016 has just gotten infinitely better: Swedish dreampop outfit The Radio Dept announced details for a new studio album.  Running Out Of Love, the band's fourth studio album and first since 2010's Clinging To A Scheme, will arrive on October 21st. The album features 9 new tracks along with the previously released "Occupied" from their 2015 Occupied EP.

The Radio Dept explained in a statement why they've been away for so long -- one of the major reasons was they were embroiled in a legal battle with their label and publisher, and once that was settled they became motivated once again to create new music. Read the Radio Dept's full statement on what they were up to over the past few years here.

Pre-order info for Running Out Of Love should be announced shortly.  In the meantime, stream "Occupied" below and catch up with the Radio Dept on Facebook.



Running Out Of Love

01. Sloboda Narodu
02. Swedish Guns
03. We Got Game
04. Thieves Of State
05. Occupied
06. This Thing Was Bound To Happen
07. Can’t Be Guilty
08. Committed To The Cause
09. Running Out Of Love
10. Teach Me To Forget

Published August 1st, 2016