Monday, April 25, 2016

Retrovision: DAF- Brothers

"Brothers" was the thirteenth single release for the German-American duo formation DAF which was released 30 years ago. The song was taken from the album '1st Step to Heaven' and it is one of our favorite tunes from them although it is considered as a lowpoint of their musical career.



 

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Air to Release a Twenthy Years Anthology in June

French electronic duo Air have announced the release of first ever anthology 'Twentyears'. The name itself reveals all as this is obviously Air's 20th anniversary and good occasion to celebrate. The two CD edition of 'Twentyears' features a ‘best of’ disc with classic selections from the Air discography, chosen by Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoît Dunckel. The second CD in this set features 14 rarities including the previously unreleased Roger Song. There is also a third disc available in Superdeluxe edition which is the Air version of the Pet Shop Boys 'Disco 4'. The compilation is set for release on June 10th. 

Ultravox! 'The Island Years' Compilation Announced

Caroline International have announce the release of Ultravox! early work recorded for Island Records in 1977 and 1978. As most of you know this is known as pre Midge Ure Ultravox era when John Foxx was leading a band. This box set will include the first three albums namely 'Ultravox!', 'ha!-ha!-ha!' and 'Systems of Romance' plus and a bonus disc of rarities.  Each of the CDs are packaged in their own wallet and housed in a clamshell box. 'The Island Years' is released on 20 May 2016.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

PRINCE 1958-2016

The lights were already purple everywhere when we received the News about Prince's passing away. On our Blog, we were not really following to what he was up to in the recent years, but he was always present in our retro charts. One is certain, the music world has lost another genius and true talent, the artist par excellence who has written and recorded most of his music. He will certainly live on in our hearts and be the inspiring star for the new generations with the opus that encompasses more than three decades. RIP
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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Duran Duran to Release 'Girls on Film' Demo EP

Los Angeles based record label Cleopatra Records has announced the release of 'Girls on Film Demo' 1979 EP. This release is an evidence of early Duran Duran recording material when the band was still unsigned and featured Andy Wickett on vocals. Two years later the band will release their official debut album and EP. "Girls on Film" might a bit raw and DIY compared to the later version which will score an international hit for Duran Duran. The EP is already out in the USA and will be relased in the UK on April 29th. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Divine's 'Shoot Your Shot' Antology Announced

Cherry Red Records have announced the release of a brand new Divine compilation. It will be the first compilation release in twenty years entitled 'Shoot Your Shoot- Anthology'. It will include 27 songs including the biggest hits as well as remixes. This compilation also marks almost 30 years of death of Harris Glenn Milstead. The compilation release is set for April 29th.

Monday, March 28, 2016

WAW: Shearwater- Quiet Americans

Shearwater have released the band new album entitled 'Jet Plane and Oxbow' this year in January. "Quiet Americans" is the first unofficial song for which the band has recorded a video. The video was directed by Alex Rapine and it was produced by Jarod Taber.


 

Monday, March 21, 2016

ABC Announce the Release of 'Lexicon of Love 2'

ABC have a announced the release of possible sequel of their most successful and best selling album 'The Lexicon of Love'. The album was originally released in 1982 and featured the hits "Poison Arrow" and "The Look of Love". It is announced to be an 80's album with the modern twist to it. The band have also announced the release of the first single "Viva Love" which will have a promotional video to it. The album is set for release on May 2nd through Universal Records.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets'New Album... Ten More Days

We are just ted days away from the official release of the Last Shadow Puppets' new album. The Album will be entitled 'Everything You've Come to Expect' and it will be their second album and the follow up to their Mercury nominated debut from 2008, 'The Age of Understatement'. As for now we are pretty much impressed from what we have seen and heard in the promotional videos for the singles "Everything You've Come to Expect" and "Aviation" and "Bad Habit". It seems that the guys have adopted new indie sounds leaving their 60's image outfit behind. We look forward to the new album which will be out on Domino Records.


Next Wave: Decorum

As you know with Next wave, we always present new artist and we always tend to be more diverse in terms of musical styles and sound. This time we have an interesting post-punk trio hailing from Brooklyn New York for you. They are Decorum and they have been playing live since 2015, serving their very organic post punk sound incorporated with two basses, drums and mixing of male/female vocals. Their motifs are dark and their colour is black. 
Their debut EP 'Vail' will come out on 'Mirror Universe Tapes' on 04.15.16 at IDIO Gallery in Brooklyn. 
More about the band:
https://vimeo.com/decorumnyc
www.decorum.nyc