Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Retrovision: Propaganda- Duel

"Duel" was one of the most successful single released for the German band Propaganda which was released 30 years ago. The song was taken from their debut album 'A Secret Wish' which was released through ZTT. The song reached #21 which brought them their only appearance on TotP. The song was covered by Sophie Ellis Baxtor in 2007. 

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Japan's Story in Music in 'A Foreign Place' Book

Burning Shed Label has announced the release of 'A Foreign Place' is a comprehensive biography of the influential band Japan which was written by musician and author, Anthony Reynolds. 
It chronicles the rise and fall of one of one of the most respcted and influental New romantic Artpop bands and lifts the veil on the creative processes and personal histories of a fascinating group of introspective musicians whose activities have frequently been shrouded in secrecy. 
 Reynolds, previously responsible for books on The Walker Brothers and Leonard Cohen, engagingly details the strange twists and turns that saw a group of friends from working class South London develop from unpromising provincial Glam Funk origins to eventually become the authors of the innovative and exotic sonic assault of the globally successful 'Tin Drum'. 
 Written with the full approval and co-operation of Richard Barbieri, Steve Jansen and Rob Dean, the book contains many unseen period photographs, as well as first-hand accounts of the band and its music from friends, music industry associates and musical collaborators.

Monday, November 23, 2015

School of Seven Bells Anounce the Release of their Final Album

School of Seven Bells have announced the release of their fourth and final album. The only remaining member of the group Alejandra Deheza has revealed the story behind it for Stereogum. Alejandra also shared this beautiful words on their official page.

"Benjamin and I wrote this record during a tour break in the summer of 2012. I can easily say that it was one of the most creative and inspired summers of our lives. What followed was the most tragic, soul shaking tidal wave that life could deliver, but even that wouldn’t stop the vision for this record from being realized. This is a love letter from start to finish. It’s the story of us starting from that first day we met in 2004, and that’s the story of School of Seven Bells. So much love to all of you. Thank you for being a constant light in our lives. This record is for you <3"

Their final album will be entitled "SVIIB" and it will be released on February 2016 via Vagrant Records in the US and Full Time Hobby in Europe. "Open Your Eyes" is the first official track from it.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

WAW: Girls Names- A Hunger Artist

As previously announced Girls Names have released a brand new album this year. "A Hunger Artist" is the first video to be taken from 'Arms Around a Vision' which is out 2nd October on Tough Love. The video was directed by Matthew Reed.

Next Wave: Marcel Wave

Marcel Wave is the brand new project by former Terrible Splendour Synthesist MM Lyle, who decided to explore the world of synth on her own. Marcel Wave is Modernist pop from a lost world of new romantics aiming to synthesize and dream of strange lands and creatures. All tracks are written and recorded by MM Lyle. The record is available on artist's bandcamp page.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Soft Riot Release a new Studio Album

'You Never Know What Might Come Next' is the latest album by Soft Riot, further honing an atmospheric synth pop sound that was starting to be explored on the sophomore album, 'Fiction Prediction' and after a brief detour on the more instrumental  'Some More Terror'. The album is out now and it will be available on Vinyl LP, Limited Edition CD and digital. A small tour around Europe will follow to promote the album release. 

 More info on Soft Riot offical

David Bowie Official anounces the Release of 25th Studio Album

David Bowie official has announced the release of brand new album on January 8th 2016. This will be his 25th studio release, once gain released on his birthday. The album release will be preceded with a new single “Blackstar” which is announced for November 20th.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Killing Joke Release 15th Studio Album

Killing Joke have released their fifteenth studio album 'Pylon'. This album marks 35 years of the band, as back in 1980, they released their self titled debut album. All together, the band have released more than 30 singles in their long lasting career. "I'm The Virus" has been announced as the lead single from the Album. A nine-date British tour has been announced to promote the record. 
Killing Joke are the subject of a feature-length documentary film The Death and Resurrection Show scheduled for release in 2015. The film has already been shown in various festivals between 2013 and 2014. 

Tempers' Debut Album 'Services' out now

The long awaited debut album by the NYC based Tempers is out now. During the 2014, they have released several singles and video which will be featured on the album starter including our favorite "Hell Hotline". The album will entitled 'Services' and it will be be released by the European label Aufnahme + Widergabe. It contains 10 tracks all together, including the acoustic version of "Strange Harvest" and it is a limited edition of 300 hand numbered copies, white vinyl, 2015.

Monday, October 12, 2015

B-Movie Announce a New Album for Spring 2016

B-Movie have announced that they have signed a deal with Cleopatra Records and that they will be releasing a new album next year. The album will be entitled 'Climate of Fear' and it will the follow up to their album 'The Age of Illusion' released in 2013. Follow bands Facebook page for more info.