Tuesday, September 30, 2008

'Red Carpet Massacre' Latin American Tour

Duran Duran will kick their 'Red Carpet Massacre' Latin American Tour in November 2008. This will be their most comprehensive run through the Continent in many years. The tour dates has been announced on their website.

* November 4, 2008: Explanada Del Monumental Lima, Peru
* November 7, 2008: GEBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
* November 9, 2008: Arena Santiago, Santiago, Chile
* November 12, 2008: Coliseo el Campin, Bogotá, Colombia
* November 15, 2008: CAMPO DE FÚTBOL USB, Caracas, Venezuela
* November 18, 2008: Figali Convention Center Outdoors, Panama City, Panama
* November 28, 2008: Sports Palace, Mexico City, Mexico
* November 29, 2008: Arena VFG, Guadalajara, Mexico

of Montreal- Sleketal Lamping

'Skeletal Lamping' is the title of the ninth studio album by Athens, Georgia-based band Of Montreal. The album is scheduled to be released on October 21, 2008. Lats track of the album has previosly been released as a single on September 9, 2008. It's entitled "Id Engager". The title 'Skeletal Lamping' is the name of a rather dreadful hunting technique where, hunters go into the forest at night, flood an area in light, then shoot, or capture, the animals as they panic and run from their hiding places.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Pretenders- Break Up The Concrete

The Pretenders will release their new album 'Break Up The Concrete' on October 7, 2008 through Shangri-La Music. This is the first studio album in 6 years and one of the best yet as they say. The album is already avaialable as a digital download on amazon.com. Some of their songs will be available on their official Myspace page.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Soft Cell 'Heat: The Remixes'

One of the first duos of electro pop Soft Cell have released a remix album entitled ‘Heat : The Remixes’ through Universal/Some Bizzare on September 15th 2008. The 25 track double album includes brand new interpretations of many classic Soft Cell tracks including the Top 5 singles ‘Bedsitter’, ‘Torch’, ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ and the worldwide hit single ‘Tainted Love’, which reached Number One in seventeen countries in 1981. The album also includes updated versions of key Soft Cell album tracks, B-sides and rarities. All the remixes featured on the album have been reworked by genuine fans of the band, resulting in the respectful updating of a seminal electronic era.

More info and few remix tracks streams:

01 Memorabilia – Cicada remix
02 Bedsitter – Manhattan Clique remix
03 Tainted Love – Dakeyne remix
04 Youth – The Memory Band remix
05 Torch – Manhattan Clique remix ( edit )
06 Where The Heart Is – Marcas Lancaster remix
07 Seedy Films – Richard X remix
08 Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - Marcas Lancaster remix
09 What – Plastiq remix
10 Numbers – Spectrum remix
11 Insecure Me - Trevor Jackson Playgroup remix ( edit )
12 Soul Inside – Readers Wifes remix
13 A Man Can Get Lost – Marcello remix

01 Heat – Yer Man remix
02 Meet Murder My Angel – Marc Almond & Kinky Roland remix
03 Sex Dwarf – The Grid remix
04 Baby Doll – Nitewreckers remix
05 Secret Life – George Demure remix
06 Chips On My Shoulder – Mark Moore & Kinky Roland remix
07 Barriers – Dark Poet remix
08 Surrender To A Stranger – MHC remix ( edit )
09 Little Rough Rhinestone – Solvent remix
10 Frustration – Punx Soundcheck remix
11 The Art of Falling Apart – Atomizer remix
12 Her Imagination – Monkey Farm Frankenstein remix
13 Martin – Nitewreckers remix

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

OMD's Messages

Any OMD activity always brings good news. This is the photo from their recent rehearsals which was published on the official OMD Myspace. You can also find more interesting items and info on their excellent Myspace page. They will also be going on tour this fall.

Tour dates:

Sep 19 2008 Atomium Brussels, Brussels-capital
Sep 28 2008 The Ambassador Theater Dublin
Sep 30 2008 City Hall Newcastle Upon Tyne
Oct 1 2008 Royal Concert Hall Glasgow
Oct 3 2008 Echo Arena Liverpool
Oct 4 2008 Royal Concert Hall, Royal Centre Nottingham
Oct 6 2008 Symphony Hall Birmingham
Oct 7 2008 Roundhouse Theatre London


Read this exclusive interview with Andy Mccluskey!

OMD Messages: Greatest Hits Career Retrospective' set comprising a 20-track CD album featuring all the hits & favourites plus a Bonus DVD containing 31 of their music videos.


1. Messages
2. Electricity
3. Enola Gay
4. Souvenir
5. Joan Of Arc
6. Maid Of Orleans
7. Genetic Engineering
8. Telegraph
9. Locomotion
10. Talking Loud And Clear
11. Tesla Girls
12. So In Love
13. Secret
14. If You Leave
15. (Forever) Live And Die
16. Dreaming
17. Sailing On The Seven Seas
18. Pandora's Box
19. Dream Of Me (Based On Love's Theme)
20. Walking On The Milky Way


1. Electricity
2. Red Frame/White Light
3. Messages
4. Enola Gay
5. Souvenir
6. Joan Of Arc (on Top Of The Pops)
7. Maid Of Orleans
8. Genetic Engineering
9. Telegraph
10. Locomotion
11. Talking Loud And Clear
12. Tesla Girls
13. Never Turn Away
14. So In Love
15. Secret
16. La Femme Accident
17. Hold You
18. If You Leave
19. (Forever) Live And Die
20. We Love You
21. Shame
22. Dreaming
23. Sailing On The Seven Seas
24. Pandora's Box
25. Then You Turn Away
26. Call My Name
27. Stand Above Me
28. Dream Of Me (Based On Love’s Theme)
29. Everyday
30. Walking On The Milky Way
31. Universal

Monday, September 22, 2008

Instant Hit: The Room- New Dreams For Old

"New Dreams For Old" was the last single release for the English group from Liverpool, before they disbanded in 1985. They released three albums and five singles. Most of their music was released on Red Flame label including the 7" and the 12" inch versions of this song.

Friday, September 19, 2008

David Byrne & Brian Eno- Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

David Byrne and Brian Eno have recently finished their first collaboration in about 30 years. The name of the new record is ‘Everything That Happens Will Happen Today’. For the most part, Brian did the music while Byrne wrote some tunes, words and sang.
You can stream all of the songs for free and purchase it in a variety of digital and physical formats, including a limited edition Deluxe Package designed by Sagmeister Inc. All formats can be downloaded immediately and physical CDs will be shipped in the Fall.
The album was released on August 18, 2008. The first single off the album, "Strange Overtones", was released on August 4, 2008 as a free digital download only through the album's website.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Šizike (Shizike)

Šizike (Shizike)was a female trio, a band from Begrade, Serbia which was formed in the early 80's. In 1984 they released their only album 'In The Wonderland' from which the single "Don't Stop" was taken. The album was released on PGP RTB and it was produced by Zoran Jeftic. Their sound was combination of early Bananarama and Tom Tom Club, minimal synth with breakbeats, scratching and vocoder inputs.The songs were mostly sung in Serbian

Friday, September 12, 2008

Retrovision: Intaferon- Get Out of London


Instant Hit: Gruppo Sportivo- Disco Really Made It

"Disco Really Made It" was a hit for the Hague based Dutch group back in 1979. The band name was inspired by a poster the they once see and it was referring to the band as a team. Not really much disco sound here, more a story line, they provided a nice New wave gem at the crossroads between two decades. This was one of the first releases for Gruppo Sportivo on Ariola Benelux record label and the song also appeared on several single compilations during the 90's.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

TV on The Radio- Dear Science

'Dear Science', is the third studio album from New York's group TV on the Radio. It is due to be released on September 22, 2008 in most countries. The album will be released on Interscope Records, with 4AD taking the worldwide distribution. The album has been produced by David Andrew Sitek.
On August 19 the track "Golden Age" became available for streaming on the band's official website.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Toyah in The Court of The Crimson Queen

Toyah Willcox will be releasing her first full studio album in almost 15 years. The album is scheduled to be released on September 12th and it has been added to Toyah's Official MySpace where you can hear the streams of her new songs. The album is entitled 'In the court of Crimson Queen' and video for the song "Sensational" has been directed by Dean Stockings.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Franz Ferdinand- Lucid Dreams

"Lucid Dreams" is an expected song, not single, from the Scottish band Franz Ferdinand's as-yet untitled and unreleased third album which is scheduled to be released in January 2009. The song currently streaming on the group's website for the price of an e-mail address.

Franz Ferdinand - Lucid Dreams


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Voice Farm

Voice Farm was a San Francisco electronic music band in the Synthpunk genre formed in 1981. The duo consisted of vocalists/keyboard players Myke Reilly and Charly Brown. They released two independent singles and 3 albums. The group earned national attention in 1990 as the opening act on Depeche Mode's U.S. concert tour.

The history of Voice Farm can be traced back to the chance meeting of Charly Brown, an artist and musician from Portland, Ore and Myke Reilly who served a three month prison sentence in Berlin for experimenting with pirate television there. The circle was complete when former baseball player Ken Weller was added. Their first singles "Double Garage" and “Modern Things” were released in 1981, one year before the release of their debut album ‘The World We Live In’. The album was released on Optional/Systematic label and it was produced by David Kahne. The record featured mostly synthesizer driven sound with some ominous bass tones.

As a duo they released their self titled album ‘Voice Farm’ in 1987 which was radically different than the previous one. They added guitars and backing vocals to their danceable sound and combined dance beats with synthesized effects, found sounds. In 1991, they added Ken Weller to the group and released "Bigger Cooler Weirder" on Morgan Creek Records. They had some dance chart success with the songs "Free Love" & "Seeing Is Believing" but the label didn't take advantage of the momentum and let the band die even after landing a spot opening for Depeche Mode during their "Violator" tour and playing at Madison Square Garden and the Cow Palace. One of the last releases from the band was an independent release in 1995 called "The Love Experiment". Myke and Charly later found success in the music business: they produce music for television commercials.