Monday, May 20th
The Dennis Lyxzen fronted post-punk band INVSN (formerly known as Invasionen and before that The Lost Patrol Band) have released a new song from their upcoming 2013 album, on their new label Razor & Tie. The name change comes with the signing in order to appeal to a more global audience, and features a slightly changed lineup from the Invasionen days (taken from the official Facebook page):
Dennis Lyxzen - Vocals and Guitar. (Refused, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Lost Patrol Band, AC4, The Bloody Beetroots Church of Noise and more).
Sara Almgren - Bass and Vocals. (The Doughnuts, The (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Vicious, Masshysteri)
Anders Stenberg - Guitar and Keyboards. (Deportees, Lykke Li, The Lost Patrol band)
Andre Sandström - Drums and Percussion. (Ds-13, The Vicious, The Lost Patrol Band, Ux Vileheads and more)
Richard Österman - Guitar and Keyboards. (the token new guy)
The new song, "Down In the Shadows&quo ...more
Monday, May 13th
Post-Punk band, The Fall, have released their 30th studio album titled "Re-Mit". The digital, CD, and vinyl versions can all be purchased at the link below.
Friday, February 8th
Accomplished musician, composer, screenwriter and novelist Nick Cave has returned with his band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds to release their newest album Push the Sky Away. The first album without long-time band member Mick Harvey, Nick Cave and his bad seeds have made a stream of the album available via The Australian until the album's release in a week's time.
Listen to the exclusive stream here: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/home-is-where-the-art-is-for-nick-cave/story-e6frg6n6-1226572855011
Friday, January 25th
Danish post punk band Iceage have released a new song, 'Ecstacy', off of their upcoming second album You're Nothing, which will be released on February the 19th.
The song and video can be viewed here:
Monday, January 14th
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have debuted their newest single titled 'Jubilee Street.' The track can be heard via Nick Cave's Youtube channel.
Thursday, January 10th
Florida post-punkers Merchandise have announced the follow up to last year's critically accalimed Children of Desire will be released next Spring. The announcement of the LP, titled Totale Nite, is coupled with the release of the album's first single 'Anxiety's Door'.
Stream 'Anxiety's Door' via pitchfork: http://pitchfork.com/news/49109-merchandise-announce-new-album-and-tour-listen-to-new-track-anxietys-door/
Totale Nite track list:
1. Who Are You?
2. Anxiety's Door
3. I'll Be Gone
4. Totale Nite
5. Winter's Dream
Monday, December 3rd
After announcing the first Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album without long-time founding member Mick
Harvey, Nick Cave and remaining members have released the first single from the upcoming Push the Sky
The track, titled 'We No Who U R,' can be heard via Youtube here:
And is available as a free download with each album pre-order at Nick Cave official website, here:
As well as releasing 'We No Who U R,' they have also announced a full Australian tour. Tickets for the tour go
on sale December 6th and the list of the locations and tour dates are as follows:
February 2013, Friday 8th - Riverstage, Brisbane
February 2013, Tuesday 26th - Sydney Opera House, Sydney
February 2013, Wednesday 27th - Sydney Opera House, Sydney
March 2013, Saturday 2nd - Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Wednesday, November 28th
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have posted a trailer for their newest upcoming album entitled Push The Sky Away, which is scheduled for release February 18th, 2013.
Tuesday, September 4th
A new track entitled "Spoiled" by British band Basement has been posted on BBC.co.uk. The song is taken
from their upcoming full length, Colourmeinkindness, which is set to release this fall.
Earlier this year, Basement announced an indefinite hiatus, claiming that Colourmeinkindness would be
the last thing they release "for a very long time." "Spoiled" along with "Whole," a live song released on the
most recent Run For Cover Records compilation cd, hints at a darker and grungier sound for Basement, a side
only found on the quieter tracks of I Wish I Could Stay Here. "Spoiled" can be heard here
Monday, August 20th
Swans have made available for free streaming their newest album, entitled The Seer.
Review (NPR) and album stream: http://www.npr.org/2012/08/19/158708197/first-listen-swans-the-seer?ps=mh_fl
Wednesday, August 15th
Jaz Coleman, lead singer of the band 'Killing Joke' has been found in the Sahara Desert. He said that he fled to Africa to write a book, a solo album, and a score for a TV show.
Wednesday, August 8th
Killing Joke vocalist Jaz Coleman has reportedly gone missing after posting a Facebook message cancelling the band's plans to tour with and insulting the Cult and the Mission without consulting the rest of the band.
The post, since deleted, read
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the cancellation of the upcoming gigs with The Cult and The Mission. Frankly, playing at a gig with The Cult never appealed to me in the first place.
“Gatherers would only get to listen to a one-hour set. Then there would be a problem with the dressing room and witnessing The Cult charge the fans $200 per head for a meet and greet.
“Lastly, all their songs suck! They clearly have no integrity (they refer to their hometown as LA)."
The official statement from the rest of the band can be read below.
Thursday, July 19th
English punk/emo band Basement have announced an indefinite hiatus, citing personal
commitments as the cause for the split.
The band has said that their current American tour and their second studio album
"Colourmeinkindness" will be the last thing they do as a band "for a very long time". The
full statement is on their Facebook:
Saturday, June 30th
Dead Can Dance have released a single edit of the song "Amnesia", off of their upcoming album "Anastatis", available for download on their official website.
Friday, June 8th
Enemies List Home Recording recently uploaded a brand new demo, entitled "Cropsey". by Have a Nice Life. It was only online for 30 minutes at the time before being taken down.
Thursday, May 31st
American Post-Punk veterans Swans have revealed details about a new album titled The Seer, set for release in August 27.
The album spans over a duration of 2+ hours (2CD and 3LP packages will be available) with some songs lasting as much as 30 minutes. Guest appearances will include Jarboe and Grasshoper from Mercury Rev.
According to Michael Gira, The Seer is the absolute incarnation of everything he and the band have endeavored in the past.
The track list of the record is as follows:
2. Mother of the World
3. The Wolf
4. The Seer
5. The Seer Returns
6. 93 Ave. B Blues
7. The Daughter Brings the Water
8. Song for a Warrior
10. A Piece of the Sky
11. The Apostate
Friday, March 16th
The Horrors have posted a video for their song 'Changing the Rain'. The song is taken from
their album Skying.
Friday, March 2nd
Avant-garde/neo-classic ambient entrepreneurs Dead Can Dance have reunited and announced a series of European concert dates for Autumn 2012.
The list of concerts is as follows:
19th Sept - HCTAT, Istanbul, TURKEY
21st Sept - Earth Theatre, Thessaloniki, GREECE
23rd Sept - Lycabetus Theatre, Athens, GREECE
25th Sept - MCV, Utrecht, HOLLAND
27th Sept - Grand Rex, Paris, FRANCE
29th Sept - Cirque Royal, Brussels, BELGIUM
1st Oct - Alte Oper, Frankfurt, GERMANY
3rd Oct, Tempodrom, Berlin, GERMANY
5th Oct - CCH, Hamburg, GERMANY
7th Oct - Philharmonie, Munich, GERMANY
8th Oct - Philharmonie, Cologne, GERMANY
10th Oct - KCP, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
12th Oct - Bzk Oktyabrsky, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA
13th Oct - Crocus City Hall, Moscow, RUSSIA
15th Oct - Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, POLAND
Friday, February 17th
The British post-punk band Public Image Ltd., notable as one of the first post-punk groups, have announced their ninth studio album (their first in twenty two years), titled This is PiL which will be released sometime in either May or June. The band had also unveiled a new track, "One Drop", which will be released as part of a Record Store Day EP on April 21.
See here for more information:
Friday, February 10th
Legendary English post-punk group, Killing Joke, have unveiled "Rapture", the first single from their upcoming album, MMXII, which is set to be released on April 2nd through Spinefarm/Universal.
Friday, January 27th
Disney has halted sales of a Mickey Mouse shirt, after its comparisons to Joy Division drew web and public attention. Details of the shirt included a silhouette of the iconic cartoon character's head filled with raised black-and-white lines, which instantly echoed the cover of the post-punk band's 1979 album "Unknown Pleasures".
"As soon as we became aware there could be an issue, we pulled it from our shelves and our online store to review the situation further," a Disney representative said, according to reports.
Former bassist, Peter Hook made light of the situation by replying "I take it as a compliment," he told the Los Angeles Times. "If I had a pound for every time someone bootlegged Joy Division, I'd be as rich as Disney. But it's interesting in a kitsch way. It's this cross between something very adult and this well-known image of childhood."
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Friday, September 23rd
On Sept. 16, Killing Joke's new website went up, and with it, an announcement for a new live album. Titled "Down By The River", it will be released in January, 2012. Formats will include a "download version, CD, double vinyl and some very special editions." New merch items are to become available at the time of the live album's release.
Monday, July 4th
English indie-rock quintet The Horrors are now streaming their new LP 'Skying' on their website. The album is their third full-length release and will be released in the U.K on July-11, with a U.S release following on August-9.
Tuesday, May 24th
English indie rockers The Horrors have posted a new track entitled 'Still Life' on Youtube.
'Still Life' is taken from the band's third album, Skying, which is due for release on July 11.
Monday, March 7th
In Birmingham - England to promote his latest book, 'Mr Rotten’s Scrap Book', a picture-packed volume detailing his life so far, John Lydon could not resist taking a swipe at hometown hero Ozzy Osbourne during an interview with The Sunday Mercury.
“Paranoid was one of the world’s greatest ever singles" says the man more well known by his Johnny Rotten moniker. The Sex Pistols frontman then goes on to state “But since then, the rumours of biting pigeon heads really, really haven’t impressed me. Ozzy now acting like a senile delinquent is equally unimpressive. The sly innuendo of promoting drug abuse and catatonic stupidity offends me".
“I’m not one for banning drugs. Quite the opposite. But I understand how to use them, and they don’t use me. Ozzy is clearly a victim, and selling that loser lifestyle s**t to other people equally victimises them".
“That’s a shame. Ozzy’s a working class man, like me, yet he allows that to happen. By ...more
Monday, February 28th
Following the departure of Interpol's popular bass player Carlos Dengler last year, his replacement Dave Pajo has now also left the band amicably.
Pajo has been replaced by Brad Truax, who has played with various acts, including Animal Collective.
In an official statement, the band state that Pajo "is a wonderful person to be around. He’s sharp as a tack and funny as all get-out..." On Truax, the band state "Brad is the man. His musical resume includes work with a horde of awesome bands.... He’s got taste and he’s got chops. And that’s what we want".
Pajo's official statement reads: "I would like to announce that I will no longer be performing live with Interpol on their upcoming campaign. I’ll be taking a break from touring to focus on family. There are no personal, artistic or health reasons—it’s really as simple as that! I would like to thank Paul, Daniel, Sam, Brandon, everyone in the crew, and all of the Interpol fans for ...more
Tuesday, January 4th
Post-punk legends Wire have made their new album Red Barked Tree available to stream in full ahead of its January 10 release.
Monday, November 22nd
Gang of Four have posted a three-track EP featuring unreleased and reworked material for free download.
The post punk group will release Contact, their first album of original music in 16 years, on January 25.
Wednesday, November 10th
Post punk legends Gang of Four will tour North America next year.
C O N T E N T, which is scheduled for release on January 25, is the band's first album of new material in 16 years.
February 4 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
February 5 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
February 7 Paradise Boston, MA
February 8 Webster Hall New York, NY
February 9 9:30 Club Washington, DC
February 11 Metro Chicago, IL
February 12 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
February 15 Venue Vancouver, BC
February 16 Showbox @ the Market Seattle, WA
Thursday, October 21st
Ari Up, frontwoman of English punk band the Slits, has died aged 48 following an unspecified illness.
Ari, real name Arianna Forster, died on Wednesday. The news was broken in a post on the official website of Sex Pistol John Lydon, who is married to Forster's mother, Nora.
The statement read: "John and Nora have asked us to let everyone know that Nora's daughter Arianna (aka Ari-Up) died today after a serious illness. She will be sadly missed."