Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Killers- Day and Age

The American rock group the Killers have released their third album entitled 'Day & Age'. The album had several different release dates in different countries including the official date for UK, Canada and US November 24, 2008. The first single "Human" has already been released in September. The album is considered as the "continuation" of Sam's Town.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Next Wave: Geneva Jacuzzi

Geneva Garvin (aka Geneva Jacuzzi) is a songwriter, visual and recording artist from Los Angeles. From 2004 to 2007 she fronted the tongue-in-cheek goth band Bubonic Plague. Her music has used styles that range from darkwave, goth, psychedelic and breakbeat and is similar to the artists which were featured on the compilation "Italian's Do It Better"

Love Caboose Video


Friday, November 14, 2008

Heaven 17- Naked and Advertised

‘Naked as advertised’ is a newly recorded album by Heaven 17. Featuring Tracks derived from their live set as well as a few real collectors items of oddities and rarities...
There is even one brand new, never heard before Heaven 17 song, ‘Don’t Fall’.
Some of these tracks reach back into the very earliest days of Heaven 17. Re-visited and re-worked they sound as fresh today as they ever did. A beautiful version of the Associates' ‘Party Fears Two’ originally performed at the Billy Mackenzie memorial concert makes you take a second look at this classic and beautiful song.

Follow the link for more info and the song stream

Lost Videos: This Island Earth- See That Glow


Monday, November 10, 2008

Instant Hit: SS-Say- Care

"Care" was the b-side of the only single "Fusion" which was released by the Danish group in 1984/85. The record which was originally planned to become an album was produced by Martin Hall and it was issued on SAM records. The song also appeared on 'Return Of Flexi-Pop Vol. 5' compilation. Short after this Martin Hall started his solo career.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Jesus and Mary Chain- The Power of Negative Thinking...

After some rumours of the Jesus and the Mary Chain reunion comes only the best of compilation entitled 'The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides and Rarities'. This is box set compilation album that includes, as the title says, all the b-sides and rarities from their music career.

Pitchforkmedia review

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Peter Godwin

Peter Godwin was a German musician who was musically active from the late 70's till the mid 80's. His breaktrough hit was the song "Images of Heaven" released in 1981/82. After his last single release somewhere in 1983 he has written for other musicians and produced music. He produced Ronny's "To Have and Have Not" and Tik & Tok's version of "Summer in the City"

Peter Godwin has previously been a member of a less known group Metro which was active in the seventies. Metro recorded its self-titled debut in 1976 which was originally available in Germany only but they split after their second LP release 'Future Imperfect' in 1980. Later, "Criminal World" was covered by David Bowie on the album 'Let's Dance'. After the split of the Metro, Godwin went solo and had his first hit with "Images of Heaven". The song was produced by Georg Kajanus and it was released twice, in 1981 and a year later again. There were also two videos made for this song. Th first one was an adult interpretation of the lyrics and it was deemed not suitable for television, the second one featured a girl in a cereal box that Peter was looking at coming to life.

In 1998, several songs from the Metro era and his underground hits were released on a best of compilation entitled 'Images of Heaven: The Best of Peter Godwin'. The record was released on Oglio Records. It also included his: "Rendezvous", "Torch Song for The Heroine""Emotional Disguise" among others.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Ultravox' Return To Eden

Ultravox will reunite for the first time since their performance at Live Aid 1985. Warren Cann, Chris Cross, Billy Currie and Midge Ure - all four members of the 1980s Ultravox lineup will reunite for the UK tour in 2009 entitled 'Return to Eden'. The tour will kick off on April 10th for 14 dates.

Tour Dates:
APRIL 2009
10 Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3AA
11 Glasgow Clyde

Finnieston Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8YW
13 Newcastle City Hall

Northumberland Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8SF
14 Manchester Apollo

Stockport Road, Manchester, Lancashire M12 6AP
15 Sheffield City Hall

Barkers Pool, Sheffield S1 2JA
17 Birmingham Symphony Hall

Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EA
19 Bristol Colston Hall

Colston Street, Bristol BS1 5AR
20 Cardiff St. David's Hall

The Hayes, Cardiff, Wales CF10 1AH
21 Nottingham Royal Theatre

Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND
23 Brighton Dome

29 New Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UG
24 London Hammersmith Apollo

45 Queen Caroline Street, London W6 9QH
26 Bournemouth International Centre

Exeter Road, Bournemouth BH2 5BH
27 Plymouth Pavillion

Millbay Road, Plymouth PL1 3LF
28 Portsmouth Guildhall

Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2AB


Monday, November 3, 2008

Grace Jones- Hurricane

Grace Jones has released her first album after over 19 years. Her latest release is entitled 'Hurricane' and today (Nov 3, 2008) it has been released around Europe and it is scheduled to be released in America on Dec 16, 2008. The album features several collaborations including Brian Eno, Tricky and Wendy and Lisa. You might notice some Laurie Anderson and Massive attack connections.

Corporate Cannibal Video

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Retrovision: St Etienne- You're in the Bad Way