Monday, August 30, 2010

Martin L.Gore News

Great news for all Matin L. Gore fans. He will team up with his former band mate Vince Clark to record and produce a 'techno-ish track' called "Zaat" as it is reported. The track will be included on the forthcoming Erasure album. Martin will also be appearing as DJ at an after show DM/Recoil party at the Recoil's event at the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana, CA on 24th October.Gore will be spinning a collection of his favourite tracks. Last but not least, the song "Milakia" which he has produced in collaboration with Bomb The Bass is out today. The song is available on the recent Bomb The Bass album 'Back to Light'.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Groove Armada - History

"History" will be the fourth single release from the fantastic Groove Armada album "Black Light" released earlier this year. As you already may have heard, "History" is is this brilliantly atmospheric, 'Smalltown Boy'-esque number which features  Will Young on vocals. The single is out August 24, 2010.

Next Wave: Model Worker

Model Worker is a new 4 piece band based out of Chicago. Created with an array of analog synthesizers, drum machines, and guitars, the sounds fall into the the New Wave / Synth Pop genre. Watch out for a new self produced EP to be released in early fall. Check out Myspace and bandcamp artist page for more information and some free downloads.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Until December- The 415 Sessions

San Francisco's 415 label has reissued Until December's only album which was released in 1986. This 2 CD set pretty much encompasses their entire recorded work. Disc 1 features the full album plus a bunch of non-LP singles. Disc 2 features their 12" remix versions of their best tracks. Most of this material is making its worldwide CD debut.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Section 25- Retrofit

LTM are delighted to present the seventh studio album from cult Factory Records group Section 25, titled 'Retrofit'. The album was recorded before the untimely death of Larry Cassidy in February 2010, and sees the group revisit 10 key tracks from their estimable back catalogue, remade and remodelled using new technology, and closing with a compelling remix of "Looking From A Hilltop" by New Order member Stephen Morris. The album is going be released on September 13, 2010. Visit the official page for additional info.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WAW: Crocodiles- Sleep Forever

Automelodi- Automelodi

Following the release of their debut EP last year, the Canadian outfit Automeldodi have released their self titled debut album. The album is out this summer, released through Wierd Records and it was produced by Xavier Paradis. The songs are mostly sung in French and influenced by the music of the early 80's French New Wave scene as well as by the examples of the early Mute Records like Fad Gadget.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records

'Shadowplayers: The Rise and Fall of Factory Records' celebrates the life of Factory Records and it was released earlier this year in May. The Author of this book is James Nice, a journalist and record-label owner. He once worked for Factory Benelux and now administers much of the former Factory catalogue. Based on both archive and contemporary sources, the book tells the full story of Factory's heroic struggles, its complex web of inventive, idiosyncratic and tragic personalities, and ultimately, the acclaimed and much-loved music it produced.

Instant Hit- Vivabeat- Man From China

"Man from China" was a first single release for Vivabeat probably released in 1979/80. Thanks to Peter Gabriel this record saw the light of the day as he passed Vivabeat's demo tape along to his record label. It is reported that the staff was singing and whistling along to this track. They later signed a five record deal with Charisma Records.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Soft Cell- Sex Dwarf

The video for the song Sex Dwarf was directed by Tim Pope. The video generated some controversy in Britain, mainly due to the scandal involved with the "Sex Dwarf" clip. The original version of the music video featured Almond and Ball in a bloody butcher shop surrounded by chainsaws, nude actors, and dwarves. However, the film was confiscated by police and censored before it was even released.

Warning: The video contains scenes of violence and nudity



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Modern Eon

Modern Eon was a band from Liverpool. They were among the bands and artists that sprang of in the New Liverpool scene in the late 70’s around Eric’s club. The band consisted of Alex Plain, Bob Wakelin, Cliff Hewitt, Danny Hampson, Tim Lever.

The bands beginnings are a bit unclear. The founding member of the group was Alex Johnson- Alix who teamed up with Danny Hampson to form Luglo Slugs. They went through several name changes until Modern Eon was born in the late 70’s.
Their music of Modern Eon is moody, melodic and always leaves a certain mysterious impression. It defies the routine by occasionally adding odd analog electronics and saxophone with a definite influences from Joy Division and Echo & the Bunnymen.

Their first release appeared on a compilation ‘Street to Street’: A Liverpool Album and the first self released single ‘Pieces’ followed. In 1980, they recorded the single 'Euthenics' for Inevitable Records and in early 1981 a re-recorded version of 'Euthenics' was released on DinDisc which also brought some lineup changes. They recruited Bob Wakelin and also Tim Lever for guitar and Saxophone and a 17 year old Cliff Hewitt on drums.

In the early 1981, they released a single on DinDisc label as well as their debut album ‘Fiction Tales’. A tour with the Stranglers was arranged but during rehearsal sessions Cliff Hewitt critically injured his wrist. He did contribute to scheduled appearances for the John Peel, Richard Skinner and In Concert Radio One radio shows, but it soon became apparent that the rigors of a tour would be too much for him and a suitable replacement was not easily found. The solution was that they toured with Cliff's drum tracks on a tape machine and let Cliff operate it.

The end of 1981 found Modern Eon at work on demos for a second album and Cliff back on his drum stool but sadly, Modern Eon faded away, never to release a follow up album.


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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sinner's Day Festival

A newcomer festival from Belgium comes with its second edition this year. This indoor festival which already hosted the greats from the New wave and Punk world will open its gates again. The date is October 31, 2010, during the All Saints weekend. Check out the official page and Facebook fan page for more information.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mirrors' New Single

Mirrors have announced details of the release of a new single plus details of a European tour with OMD. ‘Ways To An End’ will be released on Monday August 23rd 2010 via Skint, available on 7” and mp3 plus features another brand new track, ‘Broken By Silence’. Full details of the band’s support shows with OMD in November are below.

Dave Ball's New Formation

Dave Ball the former member of the Soft Cell has a new band which is a collaboration between him and the female singer Celine Hispiche entitled Celine and Nite Wreckage. Their first release is scheduled in the UK this August 2010, with singles remixed by Martin Rushent. Check out the official band website for more freebies and info about the band.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bryan Ferry- New Single, Roxy Music Reunion and more...

The new single by Bryan Ferry entitled "You Can Dance" has been released on August 9, 2010. The single also announces the release of the new album 'Olympia' which is set to be released in October. Stay tuned for more info about the album and the Roxy Music reunion dates and check out the official website for the exclusive music video.

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Future Islands- In Evening Air

The Baltimore based group Future Islands has released a new album earlier this year in May through Thrill Jockey label. They simply describe their music as 'Post Wave', a brilliant combination of Post punk and New wave mostly synthesizer driven with drums and a minimization of electric guitars.