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2017/07/30


Peter Hook & The Light opened for James at the Live From Times Square Festival in Newcastle, England last night. At the end of Hooky's set, Tim Booth and Jim Glennie of James joined the bass legend on stage ripped through the Joy Division classic "Love Will Tear Us Apart." Watch how it went down below.

Peter Hook & The Light return to North America in 2018 to perform Substance from Joy Division & New Order. Tickets for all of the shows are on sale now including the May 3rd date at the Royal Oak Music Theatre.






Peter Hook - Substance tour

Apr 24 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Apr 27 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Apr 28 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Apr 30 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
May 01 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 03 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 04 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 07 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 08 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
May 10 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
May 11 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
May 14 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 15 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
May 17 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
May 18 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern*
May 19 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
May 21 -- Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
May 22 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada
May 23 -- Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 25 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
May 26 -- Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
May 26 -- Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel (canceled)
May 27 -- Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
May 29 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 30 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
May 31 -- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Jun 02 -- West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street
Jun 03 -- Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
Jun 04 -- St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

*Wiltern show Hooky will perform Unknown Pleasures & Closer

Published July 30th, 2017

Presenting Classic Alternative - Episode 17: Disembowel

Rock it old school with a new episode of Time Warp online. Today episode features classic alternative tracks from XTC, The Housemartins, Oasis, Sonic Youth, Matthew Sweet, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Pixies, Majesty Crush, Depeche Mode + more.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.


Music news stories from the past week

NIN live stream + Trent Reznor interview
Liam Gallagher: "I Am Fucking Liam Gallagher"
Ultravox reissue Lament + Return To Eden
The Verve's Nick McCabe + Pete Salisbury reunite
The Jam announce 40th Anniversary Boxset
Gary Numan debuts "My Name Is Ruin" video
Afghan Whigs release free tribute single in memory of Dave Rosser
Morrissey's Your Arsenal turns 25
Flesh For Lulu collect early material for 2 CD set
Sweet Apple debut single ft Mark Lanegan
Squeeze announce U.S. tour; play Detroit
Video: Ride at Pitchfork Festival

Published July 30th, 2017

2017/07/28


Nine Inch Nails are headlining the Panorama festival in NYC on Sunday night, and the band has confirmed that NIN's set will indeed stream live (U.S. only). The live stream takes place on July 30th at 9:30 pm ET and can be accessed here.

Meanwhile, Vulture posted an excellent interview with Trent Reznor this week. Reznor discussed the music industry, how he explains his music to his kids, NIN's EP trilogy, and his perceived difference between consuming music back in day with the streaming present:

"I grew up in a little shitty town outside the range of college radio. I had FM radio, I had Rolling Stone, and later, I had a subscription to Village Voice, which seemed like it came from different world. That kind of cultural isolation made discovering music exciting. When I went to college in the early ’80s and discovered independent record shops, it was like, I’ve got so much catching up to do. I’d never heard of XTC, then I’d learn they had six albums for me to listen to.

I’d never want to discredit the feelings of the 16-year-old who completely relates to Lorde, but there’s something to be said for not having the ability to just skip to the next song, not having endless playlists, not having unlimited choice, not having to choose music over video games and endless television and looking at mindless humblebragging someone is doing on social media about their awesome life. You used to actually have to decide to spend time with music rather than just idly picking it from a plethora of options."

Read the fantastic full piece here.



Published July 28th, 2017

Liam Gallagher discussed his relationship with brother Noel in a new interview and again confirmed that he'd do Oasis in a second if he could. He told The Irish Times that he thinks it's possible to make music together again "maybe one day when we get back to being brothers" but admits "I'm not holding hope."

The interview is less than two minutes long and 1000000% worth viewing just to watch Liam Gallagher proclaim "I'm fucking Liam Gallagher."

Enjoy.





Published July 28th, 2017

The Jam are celebrating 1977 -- the 40th anniversary of their debut year -- with the release of a 5 disc boxset titled The Jam - 1977 - 40th Anniversary Box. The set includes newly remastered editions of both studio albums they released in 1977 -- In The City and This Is The Modern World -- along with a disc of demos (six of these are previously unreleased), a disc of live recordings (Peel sessions + full concert), plus a DVD featuring television appearances and promo videos from their whirlwind debut year.

The 4CD/1DVD collection comes packaged in a rigid, lift-off lid box, and contains a 144 page book with new liner notes, vintage photos, cuttings, reviews, and memorabilia from the era. Also included: 5 postcards and exclusive limited edition print.

The Jam - 1977 - 40th Anniversary Box will be released October 20th and is available to pre-order from Paul Weller's store or from Amazon (Amazon version possibly won't include the limited edition print).

View the tracklisting for The Jam - 1977 40th Anniversary Box below:



Disc 1 - In The City (original album remastered + two bonus tracks)

01. Art School
02. I’ve Changed My Address
03. Slow Down
04. I Got By In Time
05. Away From The Numbers
06. Batman Theme
07. In The City
08. Sounds From The Street
09. Non-Stop Dancing
10. Time For Truth
11. Takin’ My Love
12. Bricks & Mortar
13. All Around The World (bonus)
14. Carnaby Street (bonus)

Disc 2 - The Polydor Demos: February 1977 (includes six previously unreleased demos)

01. Art School (demo, previously unreleased)
02. In The City (demo)
03. I Got By In Time (demo, previously unreleased)
04. I've Changed My Address (demo, previously unreleased)
05. Time For Truth (demo)
06. Sounds From The Street (demo)
07. Non Stop Dancing (demo, previously unreleased)
08. Bricks And Mortar (demo, previously unreleased)
09. Takin' My Love (demo)
10. So Sad About Us (demo)
11. Slowdown (demo, previously unreleased)

Disc 3 - This Is The Modern World (original album remastered)

01. The Modern World
02. London Traffic
03. Standards
04. Life From A Window
05. The Combine
06. Don’t Tell Them You’re Sane
07. In The Street Today
08. London Girl
09. I Need You (For Someone)
10. Here Comes The Weekend
11. Tonight At Noon
12. In The Midnight Hour

Disc 4 - Live 1977 (Peel sessions + unreleased concert)

John Peel session recorded 4/26/77; aired 5/2/77

01. In The City
02. Art School
03. I’ve Changed My Address
04. The Modern World

John Peel session recorded 7/19/77; aired 7/25/77

05. All Around The World
06. London Girl
07. Bricks & Mortar
08. Carnaby Street

Live at the Nashville – September 10th 1977 (previously unreleased concert)

09. Carnaby Street
10. The Modern World
11. Time For Truth
12. So Sad About Us
13. London Girl
14. In the Street Today
15. All Around The World
16. London Traffic
17. Sweet Soul Music
18. Bricks & Mortar
19. In The City
20. Art School
21. In The Midnight Hour
22. Sounds From The Street
23. Slowdown

Disc 5 - DVD

01. In The City (Polydor promo - 1977)
02. Art School (Polydor promo - 1977)
03. In The City (‘Top Of The Pops’ – 19 May 1977)
04. All Around The World (‘Top Of The Pops’ - 18 August 1977)
05. All Around The World (‘Marc’ – 24 August 1977 )
06. The Modern World (‘Top Of The Pops’ – 3 November 1977)
07. In The City (‘So It Goes’ - 20 November 1977)
08. Bricks and Mortar (‘So It Goes’ - 20 November 1977)
09. Carnaby Street (‘So It Goes’ - 20 November 1977)
10. Slowdown (‘So It Goes’ - 20 November 1977)
11. All Around The World (‘So It Goes’ - 20 November 1977)

Published July 28th, 2017

2017/07/27


Morrissey released Your Arsenal on this day in 1992. Mozzer's third solo album was produced by Mick Ronson, and is widely considered by critics and fans as one of the music icon's finest works (just ask David Bowie).

Happy 25th!







Published July 27th, 2017


Gary Numan debuted the fantastic video for his new single "My Name Is Ruin" today. The video was shot in the desert on an incredibly hot (114 F!) June day, but the finished product is the essence of cool, slick, and effortless. "My Name Is Ruin" stars the electro pioneer along with his daughter Persia (who also sings on the track) and was directed by Chris Corner of IAMX. Check it out below.



"My Name Is Ruin" is the first single from the forthcoming album Savage: Songs From A Broken World. Numan's 22nd studio album arrives on September 15th and is available to pre-order through Pledge Music, Amazon, and Numan's store.

Gary Numan - North American tour

Nov 15 -- San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Nov 16 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Nov 17 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Nov 19 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 21 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 22 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Nov 23 -- Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theatre
Nov 24 -- Calgary, AL @ Commonwealth
Nov 26 -- Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
Nov 28 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov 29 -- Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Nov 30 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Dec 01 -- Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Dec 04 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Dec 05 -- Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Dec 06 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Dec 07 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Street
Dec 09 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Dec 11 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade/Heaven Stage
Dec 12 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
Dec 13 -- New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
Dec 14 -- Dallas, TX @ Trees
Dec 15 -- Houston, TX @ The Mohawk
Dec 18 -- Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Dec 19 -- Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen

Published July 27th, 2017

2017/07/26


Ultravox teased an announcement earlier this week and now they've unveiled the news -- they'll reissue two of their albums 1984's Lament and their 2010 live reunion album Return To Eden -- in October. The reissues will be released on standard and limited edition vinyl as well as expanded CD sets and are available to pre-order through Pledge Music.

Lament, the band's fourth studio album, has been repressed and cut from the original masters and will be available as a standard vinyl release (1LP), or on limited edition double vinyl with bonus 12" including single, b-sides, and promo material. The artwork for both editions will replicate the 1984 original design by the legendary Peter Saville. A 2CD remastered Definitive Edition of Lament was released in 2009. This edition will be reissued in October as an 8-panel digipak with expanded 12 page booklet, including lyrics and photos.

Return To Eden was captured live during Ultravox's reunion tour at the Roundhouse in London in 2009 and released in 2010. The 139 minute concert will be pressed on vinyl for the first time and will be released on standard double black vinyl and limited edition double clear vinyl. An expanded 2CD/1DVD edition will also be released and includes new packaging (8 panel digipak) and bonus DVD content with enhanced audio along with the 38 minute reunion documentary Building Eden.

For more on the reissues, visit the Ultravox campaign on Pledge Music here. View tracklistings for the releases below:

Lament -- 2LP edition (exclusive to Pledge Music)

Side One

1. White China
2. One Small Day
3. Dancing with Tears In My Eyes
4. Lament

Side Two

1. Man of Two Worlds
2. Heart of The Country
3. When the Time Comes
4. A Friend I Call Desire

Bonus 12”

Side One

1. One Small Day [U.S. Promo Mix] *previously commercially unreleased
2. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes [7” Version]
3. Lament [7” Version]
4. Love’s Great Adventure [7” Version]

Side Two

1. Easterly [B-side to One Small Day]
2. Building [B-side to Dancing with Tears in My Eyes]
3. Heart of The Country [B-side to Lament]
4. White China (Live at Hammersmith Odeon June 1984) [B-side to Love’s Great Adventure]
5. Man of Two Worlds [B-side to Love’s Great Adventure]

Lament 2CD

CD1

1. White China
2. One Small Day
3. Dancing with Tears In My Eyes
4. Lament
5. Man of Two Worlds
6. Heart of The Country
7. When the Time Comes
8. A Friend I Call Desire

CD2

01. One Small Day [Special Re-Mix]
02. Easterly [B-side]
03. Lament [Extended Mix]
04. One Small Day [Specials Re-Mix Extra]
05. Dancing with Tears in My Eyes [Special Re-Mix]
06. Building [B-side]
07. White China [Special Re-Mix]
08. Heart of The Country [Instrumental]
09. One Small Day [Final Mix]
10. A Friend I Call Desire [Work In Progress Mix]
11. Lament [Work In Progress Mix]

Return To Eden -- 2LP limited edition

Side One
1. Astradyne [Live]
2. Passing Strangers [Live]
3. We Stand Alone [Live]
4. Mr. X [Live]

Side Two
1. Visions In Blue [Live]
2. The Thin Wall [Live]
3. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon) [Live]
4. Rage In Eden [Live]
5. Lament [Live]

Side Three
1. One Small Day [Live]
2. All Stood Still [Live]
3. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind) [Live]
4. Vienna [Live]
5. Reap The Wild Wind [Live]

Side Four
1. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes [Live]
2. Hymn [Live]
3. Sleepwalk [Live]
4. The Voice [Live]

Return To Eden -- 2CD/1DVD

CD1

1. Astradyne [Live]
2. Passing Strangers [Live]
3. We Stand Alone [Live]
4. Mr. X [Live]
5. Visions In Blue [Live]
6. The Thin Wall [Live]
7. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon) [Live]
8. Rage In Eden [Live]
9. Lament [Live]

CD2
1. One Small Day [Live]
2. All Stood Still [Live]
3. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind) [Live]
4. Vienna [Live]
5. Reap The Wild Wind [Live]
6. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes [Live]
7. Hymn [Live]
8. Sleepwalk [Live]
9. The Voice [Live]

DVD
01. Astradyne [Live]
02. Passing Strangers [Live]
03. We Stand Alone [Live]
04. Mr. X [Live]
05. Visions In Blue [Live]
06. The Thin Wall [Live]
07. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon) [Live]
08. Rage In Eden [Live]
09. Lament [Live]
10. One Small Day [Live]
11. All Stood Still [Live]
12. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind) [Live]
13. Vienna [Live]
14. Reap The Wild Wind [Live]
15. Dancing With Tears In My Eyes [Live]
16. Hymn [Live]
17. Sleepwalk [Live]
18. The Voice [Live]
Building Eden: The Reformation Documentary

Published July 26th, 2017

Ride just wrapped up the first leg of their North American tour in support of Weather Diaries, their first new album in 20 years. Part of their tour included a set at the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago -- watch pro-shot footage of that full set below.

Ride return to North America in the autumn for another handful of live dates. View the itinerary below.



Ride -- North American tour

Sep 20 -- Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Sep 21 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
Sep 23 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sep 24 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Sep 26 -- San Francisco @ Fillmore
Sep 29 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Masonic Lodge
Oct 02 -- Cuauhtemoc, MX @ Plaza Condensa

Published July 26th, 2017

Flesh For Lulu's early material is set to be reissued on September 1st. The Polydor Years compiles 34 tracks from their debut EP Roman Candle (1983) and debut full length album (1984), along with assorted b-sides and live sessions. The Polydor Years is available to pre-order now from Amazon UK, however a North American release/listing has not yet been announced.

After Flesh For Lulu were dropped from Polydor in 1985, they went on to enjoy success on Beggar's Banquet with Long Live The New Flesh and Plastic Fantastic before splitting up in 1989. Flesh For Lulu eventually reunited in 2013, however the reunion was halted permanently in 2015 after leader Nick Marsh died from cancer.

Flesh For Lulu - The Polydor Years tracklisting

Disc: 1

01. Restless
02. Dog Dog Dog
03. Hyena
04. Coming Down
05. Jigsaw Puzzle
06. Subterraneans
07. Brainburst
08. Peace And Love
09. So Strong
10. Heavy Angel
11. Restless (Kid Jensen session)
12. Dog Dog Dog (Kid Jensen session)
13. Lame Train (Kid Jensen session)
14. Hyena (Kid Jensen session)
15. Black Tattoo (Janice Long session)
16. Cat Burglar (Janice Long session)
17. Peace And Love (Janice Long session)
18. Endless Sleep (Janice Long session)

Disc 2

01. Dancer (John Peel session)
02. Walk Tired
03. Missionary
04. Spy In Your Mind
05. Roman Candle
06. Coming Down (original version)
07. Lame Train
08. The Power Of Suggestion
09. Roman Candle (extended mix)
10. Subterraneans (Metro mix)
11. Why Me?
12. Gurl At The Bar
13. Endless Sleep
14. Ten Foot Tall
15. Cat Burglar
16. Cat Burglar (12" version)

Published July 26th, 2017

Sweet Apple -- the supergroup featuring J Mascis, Tim Parnin, John Petkovic, and Dave Sweetapple -- return with Sing The Night In Sorrow, the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2014 album The Golden Age Of Glitter. The new album arrives July 28th and is preceded by the single "I'm Going To Leave You." Today the band debuted the video for the single which features guests Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) and Robert Pollard (of Guided By Voices). Check it out below and pre-order Sing The Night In Sorrow here.



Published July 26th, 2017

Brilliant and exciting news for Verve fans -- guitarist Nick McCabe and drummer Pete Salisbury* are playing together again for the first time in almost 10 years. The pair are set to perform this Sunday, July 30th at the Kendal Calling festival in the U.K. and will be joined by Martin Blunt of The Charlatans on bass. The set is part of the Tim Peaks** stage at Kendal Calling, which also includes sets from Clint Boon (of Inspiral Carpets), The Sundowners, and more.

UPDATE: A fan-filmed clip of Nick McCabe, Pete Salisbury, Martin Blunt, and Denise Johnson performing "The Rolling People" is available to view below:





Meanwhile, as previously reported Verve are set to release expanded editions of Urban Hymns on September 1st in celebration of the album's 20th anniversary. Read more about that here.

*Pete Salisbury has been a non-official member of the Charlatans since the death of founding drummer Jon Brooks in 2013. Salisbury played on the band's last two albums -- 2015's Modern Nature and 2017's Different Days. Different Days also features legends Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, Stephen Morris, and Gillian Gilbert.





**Tim Peaks is the coffee company Charlatans' leader Tim Burgess launched in 2009. The company name Tim Peaks is a nod to the David Lynch series Twin Peaks. Burgess donates proceeds from coffee sales to the David Lynch Foundation.

Published July 26th, 2017

Afghan Whigs premiered a new single today -- a cover of Pleasure Club's song "You Want Love." Greg Dulli revealed that he and Dave Rosser discussed covering the track for years and Afghan Whigs decided to cover the song as a tribute to Rosser, who died from cancer in June. The track features James Hall, who originally wrote and played on "You Want Love" in 2004.

Stream "You Want Love" below and grab it as a free download from Afghan Whigs.

Afghan Whigs hit the road on tour in support of their new album In Spades. Tickets for all the North American shows are on sale now.



Afghan Whigs -- North American tour

Sep 06 -- Orlando, FL @ The Social
Sep 07 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Sep 08 -- Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
Sep 09 -- Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
Sep 11 -- Richmond, VA @ The National
Sep 12 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sep 14 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise
Sep 16 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Sep-18 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Sep 19 -- Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Sep 21 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Sep 22 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Sep 23 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Sep 24 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Sep 26 -- Detroit, MI @ St Andrew's Hall
Sep 28 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Sep 29 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit IN
Sep 30 -- Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Oct 12 -- San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
Oct 13 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
Oct 14 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Oct 16 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Oct 17 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 18 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Oct 19 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Oct 21 -- Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Oct 22 -- Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Oct 24 -- Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Oct 25 -- Dallas, TX @ Trees
Oct 26 -- Houston, TX @ Heights Theater
Oct 27-29 - New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival

Published July 26th, 2017

2017/07/25


Squeeze announced they'll hit the road in the U.S. this autumn. The band -- Glen Tilbrook, Chris Difford, Simon Hanson, Stephen Large, and new members Steve Smith (of Dirty Vegas), and Yolanda Charles -- will be hitting the road for 13 shows in the U.S. The tour includes a Detroit area stop at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on November 26th. The pre-sale starts tomorrow (Wednesday, July 26th) and the general onsale is Friday, July 28th at noon. Head here for ticket details.

Squeeze (artist) pre-sale password for all dates: joindots
Venue pre-sale password for ROMT show: ROMTLIVE

Squeeze also announced they're working on a new studio album which will be their first since 2015's Cradle To The Grave.





Squeeze -- U.S. tour

Nov 14 -- Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theater
Nov 15 -- Durham, NC @ Carolina Theatre
Nov 17 -- Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theater
Nov 18 -- Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Nov 19 -- New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Nov 21 -- Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
Nov 22 -- Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theater
Nov 24 -- Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater
Nov 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Nov 26 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
Nov 28 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Nov 29 -- Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
Dec 02 -- Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

Published July 25th, 2017; edited July 26th

2017/07/24


Liam Gallagher heads to North America later this week for a handful of live appearances -- first up is a "secret" show on July 28th at New York's McKittrick Hotel and an instore at NYC's Rough Trade on July 30th. Then on August 3rd he'll perform an hour-long set at Lollapalooza in Chicago before heading back home to the U.K. 

He returns to North America in November for a club tour in support of his debut solo album As You Were, which he describes as full of "passion for life, people, music...and clouds." As You Were is set for release October 6th and is available to pre-order here.

Gallagher performed at Lollapalooza Paris yesterday -- watch video of his full set along with a short interview below.





Liam Gallagher -- North American tour

Jul 28 -- New York, NY @ McKittrick Hotel
Jul 30 -- New York, NY @ Rough Trade
Aug 03 -- Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
Nov 13 -- San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
Nov 18 -- Denver, CO @ Gothic
Nov 20 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov 21 -- Chicago, IL @ The Riviera
Nov 23 -- Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Nov 25 -- Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
Nov 27 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Nov 29 -- Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
Nov 30 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Published July 24th, 2017

The legendary post-punk/synth-pop band Ultravox will be making some sort of announcement this Thursday, July 27th.

What will it be?!? New studio album? Reissue? Tour?

Stay tuned...

UPDATE (7/27): Ultravox announced Lament and Return To Eden vinyl & expanded reissues







Published July 24th, 2017

2017/07/23


Presenting Classic Alternative - Episode 16: Emiter├Âm ◄

Settle in and rock it old school with a new episode of Time Warp online. Today's show includes music from The Smiths, The Replacements, Ministry, Smashing Pumpkins, Felt, The House Of Love, The Cure, The Stooges, and more.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.


Music news stories from the past week

New Order's "True Faith" turns 30
The Smiths officially announce expanded The Queen Is Dead sets
Nine Inch Nails pay tribute to David Bowie
Peter Hook brings Substance to Detroit in 2018
The Replacements unearth live recording from 1986 for double LP
OMD premiere "The Punishment Of Luxury"
David Bowie 40th anniversary "Heroes" picture disc
Excellence: NIN premiere "This Isn't The Place"
R.I.P. Mick Bund of Felt & Mexico 70
Ministry hit the road & play Detroit
Joy Division Closer anniversary
The Waterboys premiere new single
Updated Detroit Concert Calendar

Published July 23rd, 2017

2017/07/20


New Order's beloved smash single "True Faith" was released on this day in 1987 and remains one of the all-time New Order greats. The classic yet timeless single, which takes its name from a line in a book Peter Hook was reading at the time (Texas by James A. Michener referred to Catholicism as being "the only true faith") was backed by another massive fan favorite, "1963" and released on 7" and 12" formats.

Both "True Faith" and "1963" were recorded over a 10 day period with Stephen Hague. New Order had a 10 day deadline to write, record, and mix both songs -- though they weren't usually given deadlines, Factory forced a 10 day deadline on them in order to have the tracks included on New Order's compilation Substance, which was released less than a month later (August 17, 1987).



Hook revealed in his latest book Substance: Inside New Order that the sessions were uncomfortable as Hague was brought in to help New Order deliver a breakthrough pop hit (he'd previously helped Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, OMD, and others), but unbeknownst to the band, Hague was used to co-writing with the artists he worked with, which was not something New Order were used to or down for.

Hooky was also personally disenchanted with the recording sessions and how his bass parts were buried in the final mix of "True Faith" and almost totally absent in "1963" though Hooky got his comeuppance on the bassier Arthur Baker remix. (Hook also claims that Hague now admits it was a mistake to have the bass mixed so low on "True Faith").



"True Faith" turned out to be a major success for New Order -- it enjoyed tons of radio and MTV airplay and was the band's highest charting single in the U.S. at the time. ["Regret," released in 1993 would eventually hold the crown as the band's highest charting single on the U.S. Hot 100 chart though the dance charts were another matter altogether -- "Touched By The Hand Of God," "Round & Round," "Regret," "World (The Price Of Love)," and "Crystal" all hit #1.]

Viva "True Faith"!



*The original version of "True Faith" is not available digitally, which is truly a tragedy. The original version of "1963" received a better fate and was included as bonus material on the 2008 Collectors Edition of Brotherhood.


**My advice: pony up for a CD or LP version of Substance if you can find one, you won't regret it.

Full disclosure: Substance is one of my favorite records of all time. I've owned multiple copies on multiple formats over the years and probably the record I've listened to the most in my life, so perhaps I'm biased.

Published July 20th, 2017

Nine Inch Nails returned to the stage last night performing their first show since 2014. As part of the show, Trent Reznor paid tribute to David Bowie with an exquisite and emotional cover of  Bowie's Blackstar epic "I Can't Give Everything Away." Reznor revealed to the crowd in Bakersfield, California that he reworked the song after Bowie's death for his own closure, but never released it. Watch the performance below (the first video includes Reznor's comments; the second is a more close-up view).

Meanwhile, NIN release the new EP Add Violence tomorrow and perform at FYF Festival on Sunday, July 23rd. FYF has announced that they'll stream the festival live on Twitter, yes, Twitter -- this is the first festival to live stream on the platform. So far FYF has not confirmed whether Nine Inch Nails will be one of the acts to stream live. Also keep in mind the festival takes place in Los Angeles, so NIN's headlining set -- if it streams -- will take place very late (west coast time).





Setlist

Branches/Bones
Copy of A
Less Than
March of the Pigs
Piggy
The Frail
The Wretched
Closer
Parasite
Burn
Give Up
I Can't Give Everything Away
The Lovers
Reptile
The Great Destroyer
Burning Bright (Field On Fire)
Survivalism
Wish
The Hand That Feeds
Head Like A Hole
Hurt

Published July 20th, 2017

As previously reported, over the last week The Smiths have been torturing fans by teasing a reissue of their seminal album The Queen Is Dead. Today they made good on their word and revealed the details for three expanded sets.

All three editions -- 2CD set, 3CD/1DVD box, and 5LP set -- arrive October 20th and feature eight previously unreleased versions, including the first ever demo of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (Take 1).



Full details on all three sets are posted below.

Morrissey: "You cannot continue to record and simply hope that your audience will approve, or that average critics will approve, or that radio will approve...you progress only when you wonder if an abnormally scientific genius would approve – and this is the leap The Smiths took with The Queen Is Dead."

Johnny Marr: "The Queen Is Dead was epic to make and epic to live."



2CD set

Two CD set includes the original album material newly remastered (2017), plus a disc of demos, b-sides, and alternate versions. Of the 13 songs found on Disc 2, the following 8 songs are previously unreleased:

"There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (Take 1) -- first EVER demo
"The Queen Is Dead" (FULL version)
"Frankly Mr. Shankly" (demo)
"I Know It's Over" (demo)
"Never Had No One Ever" (demo)
"Cemetry Gates" (demo)
"Bigmouth Strikes Again" (demo)
"Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" (demo)

3CD/1DVD boxset

The boxset comes housed in a lift off lid box with a 12 page booklet. CD1 & CD 2 are identical to the 2CD set, and adds a third live audio disc, plus DVD with enhanced audio and the previously released film The Queen Is Dead.

Disc 1: newly mastered 2017 edition of original material
Disc 2: demos, b-sides, alternate versions
Disc 3: Live In Boston -- full show recorded August 5th, 1986 at the Great Woods Center For The Performing Arts in Boston
DVD: The Queen Is Dead - A Film By Derek Jarman, along with the 2017 master of album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo. The box set is housed in a lift off lid box with a 12 page booklet

5LP vinyl boxset

The 5LP set includes everything from CD1, CD2 & CD3, and comes housed in a lift off box with 2 double gatefolds and 1 single.

All three editions are available to pre-order through Amazon: 2CD, 3CD/1DVD, 5LP

View the tracklisting below:

The Smiths -- The Queen Is Dead 2017

Disc 1

01. The Queen Is Dead (2017 master)
02. Frankly, Mr. Shankly (2017 master)
03. I Know It's Over (2017 master)
04. Never Had No One Ever (2017 master)
05. Cemetry Gates (2017 master)
06. Bigmouth Strikes Again (2017 master)
07. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (2017 master)
08. Vicar In A Tutu (2017 master)
09. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (2017 master)
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (2017 master)

Disc 2

01. The Queen Is Dead (full version, previously unreleased)
02. Frankly, Mr. Shankly (demo, prev unreleased)
03. I Know It's Over (demo, prev unreleased)
04. Never Had No One Ever (demo, prev unreleased)
05. Cemetry Gates (demo, prev unreleased)
06. Bigmouth Strikes Again (demo, previously unreleased)
07. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (demo, previously unreleased)
08. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (demo mix)
09. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Take 1, previously unreleased)
10. Rubber Ring (single b-side, 2017 master)
11. Asleep (single b-side, 2017 master)
12. Money Changes Everything (single b-side,2017 master)
13. Unloveable (single b-side, 2017 master)

Disc 3

Live In Boston (tracklist for this disc has NOT been released. This is the setlist from the show and it is possible some songs may be omitted)

How Soon Is Now?
Hand In Glove
I Want The One I Can't Have
Still Ill
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
Panic
Never Had No One Ever
Stretch Out And Wait
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
Cemetry Gates
What She Said (with Rubber Ring intro and outro)
Is It Really So Strange?
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
The Queen Is Dead
Money Changes Everything
I Know It's Over
Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
Bigmouth Strikes Again

DVD

-2017 master of album in 96kHz / 24-bit PCM stereo
-The Queen Is Dead - A Film By Derek Jarman



Published July 20th, 2017

2017/07/19


The Smiths revealed on social media that the official announcement behind The Queen Is Dead reissue is coming tomorrow...and in the meantime Morrissey and Johnny Marr continue to tease the reissue.

Earlier this week, a leaked listing on Amazon revealed the reissue is slated for release on October 20th and deluxe editions will contain an extra disc of b-sides and more.

Stay tuned...

UPDATE (7/20): Three expanded editions of The Queen Is Dead have been announced -- 2CD, 3CD/1DVD, 5LP -- all three include 8 previously unreleased songs (alternate versions of previously released songs); the 3CD/DVD set also includes a live concert captured in Boston and The Queen Is Dead - A Film by Derek Jarman.

Read more about the reissues here and stream the very first demo version of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" Take 1 from the reissue below:









Published July 19th, 2017

Peter Hook has announced a new North American tour!

Peter Hook & The Light will perform the Joy Division and New Order albums Substance in full in North America next spring. The tour includes a Detroit area show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on May 3rd and tickets go on sale this Friday. Don't miss out on seeing the legendary Peter Hook in action -- his live shows are INCREDIBLE.

UPDATE: Pre-sale is going on now. Password: ROMTLIVE

Earlier this year Hooky released his excellent book Substance: Inside New Order, which is filled with tons and tons of delicious and sordid tales -- and is required reading for any New Order and Joy Division fan. The book was recently published on paperback (different cover art than the hardcover edition). Grab a copy here.




Peter Hook - Substance tour

Apr 24 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Apr 27 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Apr 28 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Apr 30 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
May 01 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
May 03 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
May 04 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 07 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
May 08 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
May 10 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
May 11 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ Warfield
May 14 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 15 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
May 17 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
May 18 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern*
May 19 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
May 21 -- Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
May 22 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada
May 23 -- Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 25 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
May 26 -- Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel (canceled)
May 26 -- Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
May 27 -- Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
May 29 -- Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
May 30 -- San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
May 31 -- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Jun 02 -- West Palm Beach, FL @ Respectable Street
Jun 03 -- Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
Jun 04 -- St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre

*Wiltern show Hooky will perform Unknown Pleasures & Closer

Published July 19th, 2017
Mick Bund, who appeared on Felt's 1988 album The Pictorial Jackson Review and played live with the band for a short period of time has died. The news of Bund's July 6th death was shared by Lawrence on Felt's social media yesterday.

"Once again, we are sad to hear about the sudden death last week of Mick Bund, a former Felt bass player. We extend our deepest condolences to his wealth of friends and family.

Mick played live with Felt for a couple of years towards the end of the 80s and played phenomenal bass on the album 'The Pictorial Jackson Review'. We will all miss him deeply."

In addition to Felt, Bund played in Airstream, Mexico 70, and Templeroy. His cause of death has not been announced.

R.I.P.









Published July 19th, 2017

The Replacements unearthed a incredible concert captured live on a 24 track in 1986. Bootleg recordings of this intimate Hoboken show have circulated over the years on fan sites because it was indeed legendary -- the last show to feature the band's classic lineup of Paul Westerberg, Bob Stinson, Tommy Stinson, and Chris Mars (Bob Stinson was fired from the band -- or quit, depending on who you ask -- a short time later). The recording of this remarkable concert has sat in the vaults for over 30 years, but Warner/Rhino has finally dug through the archives and greenlit an official release.

The Replacements are famous for their live shows, which could be a hit or a drunken, drunken, sloppy miss. This particular concert is ON POINT and features the Replacements ripping through 29 songs, including an early version of "Can't Hardly Wait," which the band would eventually record (of course, with out Bob Stinson) and release on 1987's Pleased To Meet Me.

For Sale: Live At Maxwell's 1986 arrives October 6th and is available to pre-order now as a 2CD or 2LP set, or pre-order a digital copy.

Stream "Can't Hardly Wait" from the album and view the tracklisting below.



Disc 1

01. Hayday (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
02. Color Me Impressed (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
03. Dose Of Thunder (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
04. Fox On The Run (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
05. Hold My Life (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
06. I Will Dare (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
07. Favorite Thing (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
08. Unsatisfied (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
09. Can't Hardly Wait (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
10. Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
11. Takin A Ride (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
12. Bastards Of Young (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
13. Kiss Me On The Bus (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
14. Black Diamond (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)

Disc 2

01. Johnny's Gonna Die (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
02. Otto (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
03. I'm In Trouble (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
04. Left Of The Dial (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
05. God Damn Job (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
06. Answering Machine (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
07. Waitress In The Sky (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
08. Take Me Down To The Hospital (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
09. Gary's Got A Boner (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
10. If Only You Were Lonely (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
11. Baby Strange (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
12. Hitchin' A Ride (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
13. Nowhere Man (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
14. Go (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)
15. Fuck School (Live at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, 2/4/86)

Published July 19th, 2017

Orchestral Manoeuvers In The Dark premiered another song from their forthcoming full length The Punishment of Luxury. The title track its accompanying animated video is the band's commentary on indulgence in 2017.  Andy McCluskey's explains:

"Most people in the Western world are materially better off than their predecessors ever were and yet we are unhappier. Now we have many possessions we don’t need because we’ve been persuaded to buy. This is the punishment of luxury."

Check out "The Punishment Of Luxury" from OMD below.



A limited edition 12" single of "The Punishment Of Luxury" featuring the album version, remixed version, and backed by previously unreleased track "Lampe Licht" will be released October 13th; the parent album The Punishment Of Luxury arrives September 1st. Both are available to pre-order here.

Published July 19th, 2017

Fresh off the announcement of the forthcoming boxset David Bowie: A New Career In A New Town, a 40th anniversary limited edition "Heroes" picture disc is now set for release.

The "Heroes" picture disc includes a newly remastered (2017) single version of the beloved song backed by a previously unreleased live version -- Bowie's live debut of "Heroes" -- which he recorded September 7th, 1977 for Marc Bolan's television show (episode aired September 20th, 1977).

The 7" will be released September 22nd. Check out the listing here.



Published July 19th, 2017

London's Swimming Tapes follow up their intriguing debut EP Souvenirs with another slice of glistening indie pop. The refreshing track "What's On Your Mind" is the latest single from the band's upcoming EP Soft Sea Blue which arrives on September 15th. Stream "What's On Your Mind" below and check out pre-order and other streaming options here.



Catch up with Swimming Tapes on Bandcamp and Facebook.

Published July 19th, 2017

2017/07/18


Nine Inch Nails premiered another song from the forthcoming Add Violence EP. "This Isn't The Place" is Trent Reznor at his finest -- it's haunting, slow and soothing, yet filled with endless amounts of pain, anguish, and despair. Phenomenal. Addictive.

The accompanying video for "This Isn't The Place" holds more clues to the linkage and theme of the NIN EP trilogy (perhaps the sequel to Year Zero?!?) Watch below:



Add Violence arrives digitally on July 21st. Pre-order from the NIN store.

Published July 18th, 2017

Joy Division's second full length album Closer was released on this day in 1980, two months after the death of Ian Curtis. The post-punk classic went on to become Factory's first top 10 album, and is widely considered Joy Division's crown jewel.









Published July 18th, 2017


2017/07/17


On Friday, The Smiths began teasing yet another reissue of their seminal 1986 album The Queen Is Dead (the album, along with the rest of their catalog, was previously remastered by Johnny Marr and reissued in 2011).

Though no official details surrounding the release have been announced, the cat is somewhat out of the bag because an October 20th listing for two editions (2 CD and CD/DVD) appeared on the Amazon UK website. Amazon also posted (and quickly removed) details for the release, but not before fans were able to capture a screenshot.

If the removed tracklisting is to be believed, The Queen Is Dead has been remastered again, and it'll be released along with a disc of bonus material including demo versions and b-sides. The contents of the DVD portion still remain a mystery, however it's been rumored that it'll likely end up being a pro-shot recording of The Smiths' July 20th, 1986 gig at Salford University along with several videos from The Queen Is Dead era.

UPDATE (7/20): The Smiths have announced three expanded sets (2CD, 3CD/1DVD, and 5LP set) plus unleashed "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" (Take 1). 

The tracklisting posted below is accurate. The third CD includes a live concert Live In Boston, and DVD portion is enhanced audio of The Queen Is Dead, along with  The Queen Is Dead A Film by Derek Jarman. Sadly the Salford University gig will NOT be included. Details are posted here.

View the tracklisting below via NME.



The Smiths -- The Queen Is Dead 2017

01. The Queen Is Dead (2017 master)
02. Frankly, Mr. Shankly (2017 master)
03. I Know It's Over (2017 master)
04. Never Had No One Ever (2017 master)
05. Cemetry Gates (2017 master)
06. Bigmouth Strikes Again (2017 master)
07. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (2017 master)
08. Vicar In A Tutu (2017 master)
09. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (2017 master)
10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (2017 master)

01. The Queen Is Dead (full version)
02. Frankly, Mr. Shankly (demo)
03. I Know It's Over (demo)
04. Never Had No One Ever (demo)
05. Cemetry Gates (demo)
06. Bigmouth Strikes Again (demo)
07. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others (demo)
08. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (demo mix)
09. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Take 1)
10. Rubber Ring (single b-side, 2017 master)
11. Asleep (single b-side, 2017 master)
12. Money Changes Everything (single b-side,2017 master)
13. Unloveable (single b-side, 2017 master)

Published July 17th, 2017

Ministry are set to return with their 14th studio album Amerikkkant this fall and today they've announced a North American tour in support of the album. The tour brings them to the Royal Oak Music Theatre on October 23rd. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 21st. Check out the full tour itinerary below.

Learn more about Amerikkkant here and pre-order through Pledge Music.

Ministry wsg Death Grips

Oct 13 -- Worchester, MA @ The Palladium
Oct 14 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Oct 16 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Oct 17 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Oct 19 -- Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct 20 -- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
Oct 21 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Oct 23 -- Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Oct 24 -- Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
Oct 26 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Oct 27 -- Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Oct 29 -- Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
Oct 30 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Nov 01 -- Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Nov 02 -- Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Nov 04 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Nov 05 -- San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theater
Nov 07 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Nov 08 -- Albuquerque,  NM @ El Rey Theatre
Nov 10 -- Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Nov 11 -- Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!

Published July 17th, 2017


Nine Inch Nails are set to return with the new EP Add Violence. Today Trent Reznor unveiled the EP's back cover art, which holds clues to the overall EP trilogy theme. Check out the back cover art below (the front cover art is pictured above).


Add Violence arrives digitally on July 21st and physically on August 7th. View pre-order options over at NIN's store.



Published July 17th, 2017

Sextile are a dynamic space-inspired post punk band from Los Angeles. The trio released their debut album A Thousand Hands in 2015, spent a lot of time in the road (included some dates opening for the legendary Chameleons Vox), and are now back with their second release. The new album Albeit Living is super dark, noisy, and brilliant. Check out the official video for "One Of These" below and grab Albeit Living from Amazon or Bandcamp. Stream in full over at Spotify.



Sextile head back out on the road this summer and hit El Club in Detroit on September 11th. View the itinerary below and catch up with Sextile on Facebook.

Sextile -- U.S. tour

Aug 18 -- Phoenix, AZ @ LBX
Aug 19 -- Tucson, AZ @ Bar Passe
Aug 20 -- El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
Aug 22 -- Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
Aug 23 -- Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Aug 24 -- Houston, TX @ The Secret Group
Aug 25 -- New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Aug 26 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Aug 28 -- Nashville, TN @ The End
Aug 29 -- Knoxville, TN @ The Pilot Light
Aug 30 -- Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
Aug 31 -- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Sep 01 -- Washington, DC @ DC9
Sep 02 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Sep 03 -- Providence, RI @ Aurora
Sep 08 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
Sep 09 -- Pittsburgh, PA @ Brillobox
Sep 11 -- Detroit, MI @ El Club
Sep 12 -- Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Sep 15 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Icehouse
Sep 16 -- Omaha, NB @ Milk Run
Sep 17 -- Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
Sep 22 -- Seattle, WA @ Timbre Room
Sep 23 -- Portland, OR @ TBA
Sep 25 -- San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord

Published July 17th, 2017

The Waterboys return with the double album Out Of All This Blue on September 8th. The album's first single, "If The Answer Is Yeah" has premiered and is available to stream and download. Check it out below:



Pre-order Out Of All This Blue from Amazon or the official band store.

Published July 17th, 2017

2017/07/16


Rock it old school with a new episode of the online version of Time Warp. Today's show includes music from David Bowie, Joy Division, Nine Inch Nails, Echo & The Bunnymen, The The, Portishead, Supergrass, Radiohead, The Stone Roses, Public Image Ltd, The Stooges, and more. Stream below or over here.

Stream previous shows here or here.



A smattering of music news stories from the week:

Garbage release new single "No Horses" + talk Debbie Harry
Nine Inch Nails detail Add Violence EP + debut single
The Church new LP + U.S. tour
New Order: archive of recent Manchester show
The Sisters Of Mercy announce 4 LP boxset
New David Bowie boxset: A New Career In A New Town (1977 - 1982)
Fashion: Runway show Closer features iconic Joy Division & New Order artwork
The Breeders announce North American tour
Bigmouth Strikes Again: Morrissey might be getting sued
Tori Amos announces new LP & tour

Published July 16th, 2017