Friday, April 30, 2010

David Bowie- V-2 Schneider

This is a great fan video for the song "V-2 Schneider" which was David Bowies tribute song to the founding memeber of Kraftwerk Florian Schneider, whom Bowie acknowledged as a significant influence at the time. The title also referenced the V-2 rocket. The song was released in 1977 as "Heroes" b side.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

John Foxx- Metatronic

John Foxx will celebrate the 30 years anniversary of his debut solo album release 'Metamatic' by releasing a new compilation entitled Metatronic. Metatronic focuses on the darker, electro material from his 30 year solo career, including the new mix of 'Underpass'. This three disc set includes promo videos for 'Underpass', 'No-One Driving' and 'He's A Liquid' on DVD for the first time, along with a rare performance of 'The Noise' filmed by VH1.The album is available to preorder through John Foxx's Official Shop and it will be released on May, 3 2010.

http://www.townsend-records.co.uk/artist.php?artist=John+Foxx&pType=6
www.myspace.com/foxxmetamatic

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Twice A Man - Icicles

Twice a Man will release a follow up to their 2008 release 'Clouds' in this month, April 30, 2010. Their new release is entitled 'Icicles' and the record was produced in the last two years. The band describes it as dark and gloomy reflecting the cold winter melancholy of the time it was produced. For more Information about the album, check the link.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

WAW: Complicated Universal Cum- I Can Hardly Wait

"I Can Hardly Wait" is the obvious hit-ballad from Frederik Valentins solo debut. He is from Denmark and releases under a name Complicated Universal Cum. This Videoconcept was arranged by Kasper Bjørke.

Complicated Universal Cum - I can hardly wait from Fake Diamond Records on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Next Wave: Mirrors

Mirrors are the sharp-dressed Brighton quartet which supported Delphic at London's The Garage during the NME Radar show. Their music reminds of early 80's synth-pop electronica. You might notice some OMD reference. The simply like to call what they do, 'pop noir'.

Mirrors- Look At Me
www.myspace.com/mirrorsmirrorsmirrors

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Frankie Goes To Hollywood- 'Welcome to the Pleasuredome' Reissue

Frankie Goes To Hollywood have released a Deluxe Edition of their debut 'Welcome to the Pleasuredome' which was originally released in 1984 and produced by Trevor Horn.The first CD contains the LP version of the original album and the second CD which features rare and previously unreleased material.


Welcome to the Pleasuredome

Malcolm McLaren- Madam Buttterfly

We continue our Skin Deep series this month with Malcolm McLarens who sadly passed away on April 8, 2010.  His song 'Madam Butterfly' was released in 1984 and it was a fusion of opera arias and electronic music. The song was produced by Stephen Hague. It remains as one of the best works of Malcolm McLaren and one of the most erotic videos ever recorded. There is no explicit frontal nudity in the video, it shows couple of female models in hot, wet steam bath, leaving the impression as they were naked.




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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Trevor Herion/ The Fallout Club

Trevor Herion, born John Trevor Herion, (1959 – 1988) was an Irish singer who was a member of few music groups in the late 70’s and early 80’s New wave scene. He later went to release one solo album which also defined the end of his musical career. He died in October 1988.


His musical career starts in the late 70’s when he was a member of an unsigned local band which was dealing with name changes. They started with the b 52’s and changed their name to The Puritans after discovering the existence of the similarly named US band. After the dissolution of the band Trevor joined the post punk band called The Civilians with Paul Simon from Neo and Radio Stars and Mark Scholfield on guitar and Michael French on bass. They released two singles, “Made For Television”/”I See My Friends” and “In America”/”In Search Of Pleasure” before disbanding, Scholfield and French went to form Academy One, while Trevor formed a new band with the old band mate Paul Simon under the name The Fallout Club.

The Fallout Club was formed out of the ashes of the Civilians and was joined by the future star Thomas Dolby as a producer on keyboards and member Matthew Seligman on bass, both former members of the Camera Club. The band only released three singles during their short existence. They debuted with their minimal beat “The Falling Years”/ “Beat Boys” in 1980 and continued with softer, melancholic synth-pop sound, releasing the singles “Dream Soldiers” and “Wonderlust”.


In 1981 the Fallout Club fell apart. Simon went to work with Glen Matlock, Seligman joined the Thompson Twins and Dolby and Herion began their solo careers. Thomas Dolby already released his first solo singles including “Europa and the Pirate Twins” in the same year while Trevor Herion continued to record music and released several singles including his solo debut “Kiss of No Return”. All his songs appeared on his only album ‘Beauty Life’ which moved the sound more towards pop, funk and soul. It was released through Interdisc in 1983 but didn’t gain any success.

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In the late 80’s, during the year 1988, Trevor began to suffer from severe depression which eventually overcame him leading to his tragic suicide on the 1st of October 1988. The songs that were released by the Fallout Club or Trevor Herion were never reissued, they only appeared on few New wave compilations.

Source:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Herion
http://www.trevorherion.com/


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

MGMT- 'Congratulations'

MGMT's second album 'Congratulations' has been released today on April 13, 2010. This is a follow up to their debut album 'Oracular Spectacular' from 2007. The first single from the album "Flash Delirium" was released on March 9, 2010 as a free download.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Malcolm McLaren 1946-2010

Malcolm McLaren former manager of the Sex Pistols has died at the age of 64. He also managed the New York Dolls and Bow Wow Wow and was involved in his own musical projects. He died today suffering from cancer.His body will be flown back to England to be buried in Highgate Cemetery, North London.
RIP Malcolm.

Ultravox's Vienna No.1 Campaign

Please join in the final push on the last 2 days until midnight this Saturday; Friday 9th & Saturday 10th April. Buy the Vienna single MP3 download a few times if you can - gift them to friends, ask friends and family to buy you copies as an early birthday present, tell everyone in your address book, etc.
Find the download links on this page:
http://www.ultravox.org.uk/facebook.shtml


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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gang of Four 'Content' Fund

The post punk veterans Gang of Four are preparing a new album which will be entitled 'Content'. This time the band are asking for donations to aid the process of their newest record. The album will be funding through Pledgemusic.com - where users can contribute cash to the process and be rewarded with album-related products, including the vials of blood, in return.

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/gangoffour

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Tears For Fears- Us Tour Dates Added

Tears For Fears are currently supporting the reformed 80s pop group Spandau Ballet on their 7-date tour of Australia and New Zealand, before a 4-date headlining tour of their own in South East Asia.They will also tour the United States in August. Check the link for the latest information from their offcial site.

http://www.tearsforfears.net/tears-for-fears-us-tour-dates-info/