Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Soft Metals Announce Their Second Album for July 16th

Soft Metals are back!! Los Angeles based duo have announced the release of their second studio album 'Lenses' which will be released on Captured Tracks on July 16th. The album will be available on CD/LP and MP3. "Tell Me" will be the first single to be taken from the album and it can be streamed on Youtube. Artwork provided by Shaun Kardinal and Erin Frost.

01 Lenses
02 Tell Me
03 When I Look Into Your Eyes
04 No Turning Back
05 Hourglass
06 On a Cloud
07 In the Air
08 Interobserver

Pet Shop Boys Announce New Album Electric for July 15th

Pet Shop Boys new album, 'Electric', will now be released worldwide on July 15th (international dates vary) and is the first to appear on their own label x2 through Kobalt Label Services. Produced by Stuart Price, "Electric" features nine tracks in total – eight brand new songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s "The last to die". The album was recorded in London, Berlin and Los Angeles over the last six months with one track, "Fluorescent", written and recorded within the last month. 
 The album's opening track, "Axis", can be heard and purchased online now. An accompanying video can be viewed now at the link below where you will also find pre-order links for "Electric".  

The albums full track-listing is: 
1. Axis 
2. Bolshy 
3. Love is a bourgeois construct 
4. Fluorescent 
5. Inside a dream 
6. The last to die 
7. Shouting in the evening 
9. Vocal


Monday, April 29, 2013

The Teardrop Explodes' Wilder 2 CD Reissue in June

The Teardrop Explodes have announced the reissue of their second album 'Wilder' last week.'Wilder' was the second and final album by the band, originally released in November 1981. "Ambitious, colourful and catchy and with more ideas at play than most groups could conjure up in a lifetime, like so many great albums, it simply confused people in its audacity". soundsxp.com 
This new edition features the original album in all its glory, plus a second disc compiled and sequenced by Julian Cope containing all the related singles, b-sides and BBC radio sessions. Disc two is effectively an alternative version of the album, the BBC sessions presenting many key songs in a noticeably different form, closer to how the group used to play them live. 'Wilder' 2CD REissue is announced for June 24th.  

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Next Wave: Kubo

From MMA fighting to analogue synthwave, the Irish are nudging their way into scenes of various sorts. The fighting Irish indeed and not that they ever went anywhere. Far from being new to the musical rodeo, Aidan Casserly (Empire State Human, The Wazp) and Brian O'Malley (PolyDROID) have set out on a new adventure as Kubo. These two gents first began working together as ManSeries back in 1986. After going their seperate ways yet still collaborating on various projects over the years, together they rise again. Casserly's soulful and angelic vocals paired with O'Malley's heartfelt, melodic, and atmospheric synths and beats make for music to lose yourself in. You may not want to be found!

Kubo's debut single comes to us via Vocoder Tapes. It's a two track limited edition (50 copies) cassette which features "I Dream Electric" b/w "The Light That Blinds". Give it a listen and place your order at Vocoder Tapes Bandcamp before they're gone. In addition, there will be an EP released by the title of "Straight Lines". Kudos to Kubo and we wish them much success.

Please visit the follow for more info: Kubo @ Facebook and Kudo @ SoundCloud

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Gina X Performance- Nice Mover LP Reissue

Earlier this year Medical Records reissued the quintessential first album by Gina X Performance. The album was originally released in 1978 and featured the cosmic sequenced synth hit "Nice Mover" which also appeared on various compilations. This seminal work of electro/disco/wave comes in the original reproduction artwork which is preserved on the front and back and it is presented on high quality 180gram “bone” colored vinyl in a limited edition pressing of 1000 hand-numbered copies. To order 'Nice Mover' and to check out other great reissues on Medical records, check out the link.



WAW: Soft Riot- Cinema Eyes

Soft Riot's video for the song "Cinema Eyes" has been premiered on Youtube this week. This track is an introduction to Soft Riot's debut LP "Fiction Prediction" which will be out in June 2013 on Other Voices Records (Europe) and Volar Records (North America). "Cinema Eyes" is also available on the Desire Records compilation "And You Will Find Them in The Basement" out April 2013.


Xeno and Oaklander Announce New EP, Single and European Tour

The Brooklyn based duo Xeno & Oaklander are back with a brand new EP. This is the follow up to their 2011's 'Set and Lights' LP and it will be entitled 'Par Avion'. This 6 track EP is announced for release in autumn this year and in anticipation to this, the new single "Sheen" will be released on May 15th. To promote the brand new released, the duo will embark on a full European tour. More info about that and the EP artwork after the official announcement. 


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Retrovision: The Beloved- You've Got Me Thinking

Twenty years ago The Beloved released their double A side single "Celebrate Your Life"/"You've Got Me Thinking" which peaked at #26 in the UK. This was the follow up single to their biggest hit "Sweet Harmony". The duo  recorded another version of the song in 2002 which features Neneh Cherry on vocals.  


Johhny Hates Jazz Return with a New Album in May

Johnny Hates Jazz will release a brand new album on May 6th. The album is entitled Magnetized and it is their first studio album since 1991. The album will be preceded by the single of the same name which will be released on April 29th. The duo recorded the album by teaming up with the fabulous folk at PledgeMusic. A percentage of the proceeds from this album will also go to our chosen charity cause, the World Society For The Protection Of Animals.


Sunday, April 14, 2013

WAW: Mirror Mirror- Nowhere

Mirror Mirror have revealed the video for the song "Nowhere" which is the cover of Snowy Red's original which appeared on the album 'The Right to Die in 1982. The song is taken from Snowy Red's tribute album "_ever Alive - a tribute to Snowy Red" and it is available via Weyrd Son Records in limited edition vinyl.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

WAW: Coves- Last Desire

After debuting last year with the Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game", Coves have released their single "Last Desire" and brought some overall indie excitement to Burning Flame. The song was officially released on March 18th through 1965 Records. 
Hope there is more to come...


Next Wave: Footprintz

Footprintz is a Canadian synth-pop duo from Montreal consisting of Addy Weitzman and Clarian North. A month ago the duo released their debut album 'Escape Yourself' which is a great collection of electro-pop songs influenced by decade's finest. From the steely dance floor grooves to the dreamy synth pop imagery, 'Escape Yourself' is there to put you in the right mood. 
The album is out now and it is available on Visionquest. 


David Bowie- Zeit! 77-79, The Berlin Trilogy Revisited

After David Bowie's big comeback with 'The Next Day', EMI Records has announced a repackaging the existing versions of the Low (1977), “Heroes” (1977), Stage (1978) and Lodger (1979) CDs together in a cardboard slipcase, under the box set name of  'DAVID BOWIE – ZEIT! 77-79'. The three studio albums here were released between 1977 and 1979 and are generally referred to as the somewhat misleading Berlin Trilogy. A more unifying theme throughout the three recordings is the presence of Mr Bowie, Mr Eno and Mr Visconti.


1. Speed Of Life (1999 Digital Remaster)
2. Breaking Glass (1999 Digital Remaster)
3. What In The World (1999 Digital Remaster)
4. Sound And Vision (1999 Digital Remaster)
5. Always Crashing In The Same Car (1999 Digital Remaster)
6. Be My Wife (1999 Digital Remaster)
7. A New Career In A New Town (1999 Digital Remaster)
8. Warszawa (1999 Digital Remaster)
9. Art Decade (1999 Digital Remaster)
10. Weeping Wall (Instrumental) (1999 Digital Remaster)
11. Subterraneans (1999 Digital Remaster)
1. Beauty And The Beast (1999 Digital Remaster)
2. Joe The Lion (1999 Digital Remaster)
3. Heroes (1999 Digital Remaster)
4. Sons Of The Silent Age (1999 Digital Remaster) 5. Black Out (1999 Digital Remaster)
6. V-2 Schneider (1999 Digital Remaster)
7. Sense Of Doubt (1999 Digital Remaster)
8. Moss Garden (1999 Digital Remaster)
9. Neukoln (1999 Digital Remaster)
10. The Secret Life Of Arabia (1999 Digital Remaster)
Stage CD1
1. Warszawa (Live)
2. 'Heroes' (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster)
3. What In The World (Live)
4. Be My Wife (Live)
5. Black Out (Live)
6. Sense Of Doubt (Live)
7. Speed Of Life (Live)
8. Breaking Glass (Live)
9. Beauty And The Beast (Live)
10. Fame (Live)
Stage CD2
1. Five Years (Live)
2. Soul Love (Live)
3. Star (Live)
4. Hang On To Yourself (Live)
5. Ziggy Stardust (Live) (2005 Digital Remaster)
6. Art Decade (Live)
7. Alabama Song (Aufstieg Und Fall Der Stadt Mahagonny) (2005 Digital Remaster)
8. Station To Station (Live)
9. Stay (Live)
10. TVC 15 (Live)
1. Fantastic Voyage (1999 Digital Remaster)
2. African Night Flight (1999 Digital Remaster)
3. Move On (1999 Digital Remaster)
4. Yassassin (Turkish For: Long Live) (1999 Digital Remaster)
5. Red Sails (1999 Digital Remaster)
6. DJ (1999 Digital Remaster)
7. Look Back In Anger (1999 Digital Remaster)
8. Boys Keep Swinging (1999 Digital Remaster)
9. Repetition (1999 Digital Remaster)
10. Red Money (1999 Digital Remaster)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Phosphor's Youth and Immorality out on Desire Records

Desire Records have released the 'Youth and Immorality', the debut album by the London based group Phosphor. The trio which was formed in 2011, was influenced by the likes of Depeche Mode, Sixth June, Fever Ray, HTRK, Linear Movement, Slowdive and Cocteau Twins. The album was inspired by the confusion and desolation of living in the city, constant battles with the troubled mind and an obsession with beautifully dark sounding music. Creating a bitter, melancholy atmosphere whilst morphing menacing synths into something of great pop beauty. 
The album is available as the first pressing - limited edition of 300 copies - white vinyl.



Exotic Club's Mixtape Out Next Week

French-American electro-punk duo Exotic Club will be releasing a digital mixtape next week and have been busy releasing all the songs as singles. Four singles are out and can be previewed via band's official soundcloud page. This Tuesday the band is releasing the fifth and final single which will complete the mixtape. Hit the like on their facebook/soundcloud page and stick around for the latest news.

Single 1: French Theory https://soundcloud.com/exoticclub/french-theory 
Single 2: American Zombies https://soundcloud.com/exoticclub/american-zombies 
Single 3: Lost In Music https://soundcloud.com/exoticclub/lost-in-music 
Single 4: Timely Fashin https://soundcloud.com/exoticclub/timely-fashio


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Reissue: Near Paris

May 9th will see the release of a glorious reissue by Near Paris. A Columbus, Ohio based synthpop duo who, unfortunately, released only one 12" EP during their time together in the early 80's. The band consisted of Gerald F. Nelson and Dana Riashi who made quite a name for themselves around the Columbus music scene. In addition, they had the pleasure of opening for Section 25 as well as winning several local awards...not bad! Sadly, Gerald passed away in October of 2012. I'm more than positive he would have been proud and honored to see his and Dana's track given new life. Gratitude goes out to Medical Records in association with Crispy Nuggets Blogspot for making this possible.

Wait, because i'm not done yet! Did i mention that this release is to be housed on 180 gram oxblood opaque vinyl?! Oh but yes! Colored vinyl is always a serious bonus. Even more so when there isn't a bad track amongst the bunch. This just so happens to be the case here. The 11 tracks are comprised of the aforementioned 4 track EP as well as 7 previously unreleased others. This is to be a limited edition pressing of  650 copies. Slick, synthy, melodic atmosphere is what you're in for. Who in their right mind doesn't want that?

For a full listen and to order, please visit Medical Records Bandcamp.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Armoury Show's Waiting for The Floods to be Reissued on Cherry Red

Cherry Red Records have announced the reissue of Armoury Show's seminal album 'Waiting for the Floods'. Originally released in 1985 on Parlophone this reissue is the most complete collection available of the band's material. This 2CD, 29 track compilation includes the original album, plus 7" & 12" mixes and many b-sides. The CD booklet will feature many of the original sleeves and a full UK discography. 19 of the tracks appear on CD for the first time. This CD reissue is announced for April 29, 2013. For the complete track listing and more info go here.